Amazon Announces New Echo Devices—Add Alexa to Every Room
All-new lineup of Echo devices make it even easier to add Alexa to more places in your home
New Echo companion device lets you add rich bass to enhance your existing Echo music experience
SYDNEY—21 Sept, 2018—Today, Amazon introduced a new line-up of Echo devices and an Echo companion device, making it even easier to bring the features and convenience of Alexa to any room in the home.
New Echo devices include:
- All-New Echo Dot: The easiest way to bring Alexa into your home, now with a new speaker for louder and crisper sound, an updated fabric design, and still only RRP $79.00.
- All-New Echo Plus: A simple way to start your smart home with a built-in Zigbee hub, plus an upgraded speaker and a new design, and still only RRP $229.00 and includes a Philips Hue smart lightbulb while supplies last.
- All-New Echo Show: Powerful speakers, a stunning 10-inch HD display, and a built-in smart home hub, plus all the glanceable features customers love about Alexa for RRP $349.00. Read the press release: www. amazon.com.au/pr.
New Echo companion device:
- Echo Sub: Add deep, rich bass to music playback on Echo devices for RRP $199.00
“We want you to have access to Alexa everywhere—in your kitchen, in your living room, in your office, and more,” said Tom Taylor, Senior Vice President, Amazon Alexa. “Today, we’re excited to expand the number of ways that customers can add Alexa to their homes, so they can use Alexa to make their lives more convenient and easy.”
New Echo Devices—Access Alexa Everywhere in Your Home
All-New Echo Dot—Now with a New Design and More Powerful Sound—Still Just RRP $79.00
The next-generation Echo Dot features a new fabric design and more powerful sound—and it is still the best way to add Alexa to any room. With an all-new curved shape and fabric finish, Echo Dot is available in Charcoal, Heather Grey, and Sandstone, letting customers easily mix and match. The new Echo Dot plays music louder with richer sound, all in a compact design. Put an Echo Dot in every room to ask for information or the weather, play your favourite music in a multi-room music grouping, set timers and alarms, and control compatible smart home devices.
All-New Echo Plus—New Design, Upgraded Sound, Built-In Smart Home Hub and More Ways to Control Your Smart Home—Still Just RRP $229.00
With its built-in Zigbee smart home hub, the all-new Echo Plus makes setting up compatible smart home devices easy. Just say, “Alexa, discover my devices,” and Echo Plus will automatically discover and setup compatible lights, locks, plugs, switches, and more without the need for additional hubs or apps. Echo Plus now includes an embedded temperature sensor, so you can set temperature-based routines using other smart home devices. For example, when the living room reaches 30 degrees, Alexa can send a notification to your phone and turn on a fan connected to a smart plug.
With Wi-Fi simple setup, you can automatically connect compatible devices to your Wi-Fi network and Alexa in a few easy steps. All you need to do is power on the smart device and it will recognise your Wi-Fi network and Echo device. Wi-Fi simple setup is available with new Echo devices.
Echo Plus has a larger 3” Neodymium woofer and increased back volume so the bass feels stronger and the mids and highs are clearer. It also features an all-new fabric design and is available in Charcoal, Heather Grey, and Sandstone.
Echo Companion Device—Enhance your Experience with Echo Sub
Echo Sub—Powerful Subwoofer for your Echo—Just RRP $199.00
Echo Sub is the first wireless Echo subwoofer for those who want to pump up the bass when listening to music on their existing or new Echo devices. You can connect Echo Sub to compatible Echo devices to create a 1.1 or 2.1 pairing for stereo sound. With the equaliser feature, you can adjust the bass, mid-range, and treble of the pairing simply by using your voice. Just say, “Alexa, turn up the bass.”
Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Show, and Echo Sub are available for pre-order on www.amazon.com.au starting today and will start shipping next month. Devices may also be pre-ordered at retailers including JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, and more. Prices quoted in this release reflect recommended retail prices.
The new devices announced today join the Echo and Echo Spot to create the Echo family of devices.
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