Amazon debuts new Echo devices, including one for your car
Ever since Amazon debuted its first Amazon Echo devices, it has continued adding to its line and improving the products and software. Now you can use your Echo to control hundreds of smart home apps, listen to music, watch the news, follow recipes, and so much more.
In this latest release, Amazon also came out with an auto device that will help control your music, give directions, and open your garage among other things while you're driving your car. While some of them are still only available for preorder you can see all their new capabilities now. We expect these will be big hits throughout the holiday season.
This new Dot comes with a smoother, rounded fabric design in three colors, and has improved sound quality. It's also slightly larger and heavier, and the audio might still not blow you away, but if your home uses Alexa, it's a step in the right direction for the budget-friendly Echo device.
The Echo Show is perhaps the least in-demand Alexa device, but there's so much it can do for you if you need the visual element. We recommend it if you want to use it in the kitchen to follow along as you make a recipe, or see the lyrics to your favorite songs. It will be available on November 3.
At some point many of us have wished we could tell Alexa what we need while driving around. That will soon become a reality with this mini device that can play you any song on demand, tell you the weather of where you're headed, and enlighten you as to why traffic just screeched to a halt. Right now, you need to sign up for an email invite to get a chance to buy on its not-yet-scheduled release date.
Like the Dot, the Echo Plus got a softer makeover with a fabric, rounded design. Its stereo is also powered by premium Dolby sound. The Zigbee smart home hub and temperature sensor are a nice addition to connect with your other smart home devices.
Set to release on October 31, the brand new Alexa Voice Remote is perfect if you have (or plan to get) a second generation Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, or a third generation Amazon Fire TV (others may not be compatible, so double check before you buy). You can easily control your TV with voice or manual commands - perfect for your next bingefest.
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