Amazon Announces New Echo Dot Speaker, Subwoofer, Audio Adapter, Receiver and Amplifier

Ruben Fields
September 22, 2018

This plugs into a power outlet and lets you plug in a non-Alexa powered device and lets you control your lights, coffee machine, and power other appliances on or off.

Amazon unveiled a bunch of new smart speakers today, but what if you've got an existing speaker setup that you really like?

Finally, there's an Echo to let you see the world when you ask the Alexa platform a question, as the Echo Show is added to the Amazon's screen-based choices. With Echo Auto ($25 if you're invited, $50 next year if not) you've got it. The amplifier and subwoofer also will bring stereo pairing capabilities that have thus far been absent from Echo gadgets.

According to Amazon during a recent hardware event showcase, company executives announced that its opening up its communications API to their party apps.

Set to cost $49.99, the device is specially designed for use in automobiles which are typically louder than your home.

The Echo Dot for kids, announced in May, is getting even more kid-friendly.

The Alexa powered speaker will deliver much better sound quality than the predecessor.

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The Echo Plus has also been given the new curved and fabric design finish, and it also now contains a temperature sensor for the first time. According to Amazon, the Echo Sub is not optimized for 2nd GenEcho Dot, Echo Spot or Alexa-enabled devices.

The Echo Sub is a sub-woofer that can pair with any Echo speaker. The newly launched devices include 3rd generation Echo Dot, 2nd generation Echo Plus and new Echo Sub subwoofer.

The new Echo devices are available on for pre-order starting today. The Echo Input will launch soon. The small disc-shaped device plugs into any existing speaker via the 3.5-inch plug or Bluetooth to turn it into an Echo.

Given its small size, the Dot can be placed nearly anywhere around the home, and can also be used as a smart extension for existing speakers, which it can connect to via Bluetooth or audio cable. The new Echo Plus also comes packed with a seven-microphone beamforming array which basically cancels all the unwanted background noise in the surrounding so users can have a better and seamless audio experience. Given that a quick scan of the site suggests an identically featured device for £8, then we're thinking that's a bit of a troll by Amazon.

As expected, the company focused a lot on a new range of its Echo-branded speakers.

Running out of things to do with Alexa? Alexa Routine is a brand new feature that allows you to customize your daily routine.

The Echo Show also got an update. The India price of the Echo Show is yet to be revealed. The event was so action-packed it was hard to keep up with the catalog of new options, but we've rounded them all up so you can figure out what Alexa products you should splurge on next. When you want to play music in that space, simply say "Alexa, play rock music" and it will stream from your preferred speaker. The Link starts at $200 and will be available later this year. Dubbed Echo Input, the adapter comes with microphones on-board but lacks any speaker output.

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