Amazon has begun a tradition of seasonal product previews for the press, and this year’s no exception.
At an exhibition space in Manhattan’s West Village, the e-tailer recently gathered an emporium’s worth of goods that it — and its customers — deem noteworthy for the upcoming summer selling season.
Nestled among the beach and backyard fare was a slew of new smart-home devices that are expected to be top-sellers among the connected crowd. Let’s have a look …
The EasyFeed automatic pet feeder by Gosh features a video camera and microphone so you can chat with your furry friend from a distance ($249).
Westinghouse’s Fire TV Edition smart 4K UHD TV is one of the first sets to offer the e-tailer’s streaming media OS.
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit ($200) and Lightstrip Plus ($90) allow users to choose from 16 million colors to “paint with light” and set the mood — and even sync the colors to music and video.
Petcube Play lets owners interact with their pets while away, thanks to a 1080p video camera, two-way audio, and a remote- or auto-controlled laser pointer that keeps cats busy ($199).
Samsung’s Powerbot R7070 is an Amazon exclusive ($700).
The Wemo Mini Smart Plug, left, and the Decora Smart Plug-in Outlet from Leviton, both sell for $35 on Amazon.
First Alert’s Onelink Thermostat ($220) and Environmental Monitor ($100); the latter detects carbon monoxide and changes in temperature and humidity.