Everything Amazon revealed at its exclusive devices event

In front of Christmas shopping seasonAmazon unveiled several new or updated devices on Wednesday: the Kindle Reader, Echo Smart Speakers, Ring and Blink Security Cameras, Fire TV TVs and Accessories, and Eero Networking Hardware.

Above all Fire-up scribe promises an attractive alternative to taking notes, and novelty Hello, growth The sleep tracker will give you sleep indicators without the need to wear a smartwatch. For the full gameplay of the event, you can check out the archived version of our live blog on Amazon.


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The Kindle Scribe is also the main attraction Amazon’s efforts for sustainable development. Meanwhile, the company plans to incorporate the Matter standard into Echo and Eero products later this year, with extensive support in 2023, to make them more compatible with other smart home brands.

The company also wants to become part of your lifestyle, embedding itself everywhere as part of the “surrounding environment” with the “surrounding intelligence”. The latter translates into more AI in its products, such as the new Alexa Shop the Look (“Alexa, show me one shoulder top!”) And for free Fire TV streaming on Echo Show 15.

Astro, Amazon’s home robot will get new features such as new guardian alerts and pet detection (with video!). Amazon has also expanded integration with Virtual Security Guard so you can monitor your small business.


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Amazon debuts the Kindle Scribe with a stylus


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Kindle

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Price: 340 USD (including pen)
Release date: Later in 2022

The latest in the Kindle family is the 10.2-inch E Ink e-reader, which uses the battery-free EMR stylus. The premium version of the stylus supports erasing and offers a programmable button for an additional $ 30.

EMR is the technology used by Wacom in its high-end graphic stylus, so you will surely have a pleasant typing experience. This is the real benefit of note-taking and annotation.


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Halo

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Price: 140
Release date: Q4

Designed as an alternative to the Amazon Halo Band for those who prefer not to wear a wristband or smartwatch overnight but still want to monitor their sleep, Rise is a sunrise alarm clock with sensors that record information about your movement and the environment – and only about you not your sleeping partner. Time to learn a new word: polysomnography.

It also works with proper Alexa procedures and security.


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Amazon introduces the new Echo Dot and Echo Studio


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Echo

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Price: Dot Echo, $ 50; Echo Dot with clock, $ 60; Echo Dot for kids, $ 60
Release date: Pre-order now

Amazon’s latest entry-level smart speaker has much better bass power while keeping the same design and color gamut (carbon, glacier white, or deep sea blue). The Echo Dot with Clock adds $ 10 to the price of the Echo Dot for $ 50 for a timing.

The clock can also show more information. More dots to dots! The dot usually has more control over the tap width and temperature. Echoes can also act as Wi-Fi extenders for the Eero mesh system. The latter will also be a software update for the last generation Echo models.

There are also new Echo Dot Kids, also for $ 60, redesigned with new purple dragon and turquoise owl themes and new voices.

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Price: PLN 200
Release date: October

In addition to the new glacier white option, all Echo Studios will receive a software update with surround sound and a better optimized frequency range.

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Price: 55
Release date: TBA; sign up for notifications

In addition to a new, sleeker device, Alexa offers many more features, including hands-free messaging, music controls, Whole Foods order notifications, and custom help.

Fire TV and accessories

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Price: 65 inch, $ 800; 75 inch, $ 1,100
Release date: October

The Omni versions of QLED Fire TV Omni not only update to QLED screens compared to the current Omni, but have sensors that detect when you’re in the room to start displaying graphics (for free), widgets or other content using a set of new sensors. The TV now supports adaptive brightness based on the ambient lighting.

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Price: 140
Release date: Pre-order now

Updated Cube adds some significant new capabilities to the video-slash-Echo streamer: upscaling to 4K (which also improves overall video quality), HDMI input with global control of entertainment devices and upstream processing to other devices, Wi-Fi 6E support, additional port USB and more. It is also faster than before and has a more simplified design.

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Price: PLN 35
Release date: November 2022

Alexa Voice Remote Pro’s secret weapon is the ability to locate the device using a voice command. It also features motion-activated backlight and buttons that can be programmed to open specific apps or execute Alexa commands.

Eero network

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Price: $ 300 for a 3-piece package
Release date: October for authorized installers, Q1 2023 for ISP partners

“PoE” stands for “power over internet”, which is exactly what the new Eero WiFi 6 mesh router system gets its power from: it gets its power from the Ethernet connection, not from the outlet.

Eero

Price: 650
Release date: 1st Quarter 2023; sign up for notifications

The Eero PoE gateway is a high-power hub for devices consuming energy via Ethernet. It supports incoming internet speeds of up to 10 Gbps and supports PoE output power of up to 100 watts.

Security for blink and ring

Flash

Price: 100 zloty
Release date: Q4

The wired camera with lighting provides 2600 lumens of light whenever it detects movement without the batteries needed, and you can view the image on a compatible Fire TV or Echo Show smart display with a quick voice command via Alexa.

Flash

Price: $ 30 or $ 60 included with the camera
Release date: Pre-order now

What it says on the tin: This is a motorized mount for Blink Mini that allows left and right pivoting and tilting up and down via the app for better remote viewing.

Price: 230
Release date: Pre-order now

In addition to the Spotlight Cam Plus and other standard ring functions, it offers 3D motion detection to display a bird’s eye view when motion is detected. The new Audio Plus feature promises to make it easier to hear any sounds picked up by the camera’s built-in microphones.

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Price: PLN 30
Release date: Pre-order now

Updated the panic button for Ring Alarm users that can be kept on a bedside table or mounted on a nearby wall. It activates a home security alarm and can be configured to trigger assistance specific to medical emergencies or fires.

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