New Amazon Echo Plus gets temperature sensor and Dolby speakers

New Amazon Echo Plus gets temperature sensor and Dolby speakers

Spotted by Pocket-Lint on Amazon UK, the first product is the Echo Sub, created to add more oomph to your Echo speaker setup.

Amazon Basics Microwave: For $60 I think most dorms will soon have this 700-watt, .7 cubic foot microwave that connects to Alexa so you can tell it to reheat a pizza or coffee. Surprisingly we don't see any camera on the device, so video calling might not be possible. Instead, it's an affordable hockey-puck device that plugs in to your existing speaker system to give it Alexa support.

Now moving onto the more unfamiliar, the most interesting of which is the Echo Input: the first Echo device without a speaker.

The Amazon Echo Clock will cost $29.99 and will ship later this year.

The new Dot, for example, is 70% louder than the previous version while the new Show has a larger, 10-inch dispay with and dual, side-firing 2-inch Neodymium drivers, a passive bass radiator and Dolby processing. Basically, you can control it via voice or manually.

The Echo Plus, priced $150, can be pre-ordered today, with shipping expected to start next month.

Why a microwave? It's "the most popular appliance that's out there today", according to Amazon, but also "one of the hardest devices to integrate with".

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Unlike the Dot this gadget doesn't feature an in-built speaker with users simply attaching this device to an existing speaker via Bluetooth or the 3.5mm headphone port. "When paired with your Echo device, you can feel the music as it fills the room".

The Amazon Basics microwave includes Alexa and a Dash button that can order more popcorn. These are the Echo Sub, Echo Input, Echo Link, Echo Link Amp and Echo Wall Clock. For $299.99, the Echo Link Amp adds a 60W, 2-channel amplifier for directly connecting to bookshelf speakers.

The Echo speaker, with the Alexa voice assistant, debuted in 2014 and has maintained a lead over tech competitors Google and Apple Inc., which have scrambled to catch up.

The new Echo Show promises better audio and more microphones. An upcoming feature called local voice control will let you control connected smart plugs and lights even if your internet goes down.

And it's expanded its skillset in relation to streaming services, so you can ask Alexa to follow certain artists, say, and when they have a new album it will notify you.

Amazon just introduced a new in-car device called Echo Auto that puts Amazon's Alexa into any vehicle with you.

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