Amazon's bid to go down low when it comes to product costs is happening once again as the company announced its new batch of budget-friendly hardware products. They are multiplying like rabbits. Finally Amazon showed off a new product, the Echo Spot, which is a tiny Echo speaker with a 2.5 inch display. And one last thing; the new Echo can be optioned with in fabric, similar to that of the Google Home.
"The all-new Echo and Echo Plus deliver better sound, all new far-field technology, and new features we think customers will love", said Taylor.
Speaking of multiple Echo devices, Amazon will offer a three pack at a $50 discount, meaning that you will pay just $250. The company also introduced a device Echo Connect, which you can use to make free calls in North America.
While Amazon may have failed at the smartphone, it seems to have found incredible success with the Echo.
Amazon's Echo has been a staple for smart home enthusiasts for years. Amazon also announced an Echo Connect for $34.99, which connects your home phone to your Echo devices for making calls, as well as Echo Buttons for making trivia games fun again! Design-wise, Amazon Echo Spot looks like an expensive alarm clock.
The new upgrade features audio that can stream to multiple devices at once, which reflects a major request of users almost since the device's inception.
Amazon hosted a surprise event in Seattle and along with showing off a new Amazon Echo 2 and making some smaller Alexa-related announcements, it also unveiled the Echo Plus. It's available now for pre-order and will ship October 25. It can be connected to external speakers with the help of a cable as well as via Bluetooth.
In the United States the Echo Spot costs $129.99.
At Amazon's official unveiling, we saw a Spot displaying Yelp-powered café reviews and American sports scores, alongside more personalised information like forthcoming appointments or your Amazon Prime photo library. This new accessory from Amazon connects the Echo devices to the landline phones. Amazon says pre-orders for the new Echo and Echo Plus start from Wednesday, September 27. It's priced at $69.