Amazon just revealed over a dozen new devices, from speakers to glasses and even a smart oven, aimed at making your home smarter and your life easier.
The new products include several Alexa enabled devices, like the all-new Echo, Echo Dot with Clock, Echo Glow, Echo Show 8 and Echo Studio. Amazon also announced the new Echo Buds, wireless earbuds, Echo Frames, smart glasses and Echo Loop, a smart ring. All three devices allow you to connect with Alexa on the go.
In addition to theses new devices, Amazon also announced some other new ways to make your home smarter, including the new Amazon Smart Oven, which is a combination convection oven, microwave, air fryer and food warmer that can be controlled by Alexa when paired with an Echo. Users can ask Alexa to preheat the oven, start or stop cooking, and be notified when the oven is preheated. The device is priced at $249.99 and includes an Echo Dot.
Amazon also revealed new features for Alexa like the new Smart Guard Alert, which will give you Smart Alerts if an Echo device detects the sound of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms or glass breaking in your home. Alexa will also soon be able to make managing WiFi access easier. You’ll be able to pause WiFi service until the homework is done or the beds are made simply by asking Alexa. The smart assisstant will also soon be able to help you with your shopping list by reminding you when its time to re-order supplies, like ink and air filters.
“Customers want their smart home technology to make everyday tasks easier, but not at the expense of spending their whole weekend, or hiring an expert, just to get everything setup,” said Daniel Rausch, Amazon Vice President, Smart Home. “We think customers will be delighted with what we have coming this fall—more ways to find smart home devices they can set up in minutes, new Alexa features that take the stress out of being away from home, and new products that help families enjoy great meals together or just have a little fun.”
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