Amazon Unveils Eight New Echo Devices at Hardware Event
Amazon’s fall hardware event wrapped up yesterday and the e-commerce giant did not disappoint. We saw an abundance of exciting products across several different categories including eight new Echo devices. The comprehensive list includes the next-gen Echo, Echo Flex, Echo Dot with clock, Echo Show 8, Echo Studio, Echo Buds, Echo Frames, and the Echo Loop. Amazon also introduced the Day 1 Editions program that allows selected participants to test out a product and provide feedback before it hits retail. The Echo Frames and Echo Loop will be the first products to be involved in the program but the rest will be available to the public.
Let's run through them, shall we...
The third generation Echo mostly received some cosmetic upgrades. Color options have expanded to include a Twilight Blue, Charcoal, Heather Grey, and Sandstone, and Amazon says the overall quality of the fabric has been improved. Still keeping to the same $99 price point, the new Echo now has the Echo Plus’ speaker hardware, including a 3-inch woofer, increased back volume, and clearer mids and highs.