Amazon's 2019 product launch event took place at the company's headquarters on September 25 in Seattle. The announced devices include the Echo Show 8, a booming Echo Studio smart speaker, Echo buds, Echo Frames, and other new smart home devices.
With 14 Alexa products unveiled, the event was a lot to digest. Here's a recap of everything you missed, plus our live blog of the event so you can see how the morning went down.
Everything Amazon announced, in order:
- Echo Dot with Clock ($59.99)
- All-new Amazon Echo ($99.99)
- Amazon Echo Studio ($199.99)
- Amazon Echo Show 8 ($129.99)
- Amazon Echo Glow ($29.99)
- Amazon eero (from $99)
- Amazon Echo Flex ($24.99)
- Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit (from $199)
- Ring All-New Stick Up Cam ($99.99)
- Ring Indoor Cam ($59.99)
- Amazon Smart Oven ($249.99)
- Amazon Echo Buds ($129.99)
- Amazon Echo Frames ($179.99, limited/invite only)
- Amazon Echo Loop ($129.99, limited/invite only)
New Amazon Echo speakers: Echo Show 8, All-New Echo, LED Echo Dot, Echo Studio
Echo speakers stole the show, as expected. Amazon dropped four new devices, which include the Echo Show 8, an all-new Echo, Echo Dot with Clock, and the Echo Studio.
The Echo Show 8 ($129) is Amazon's latest smart display. It combines the Echo Show 5 and original Echo Show into an 8-inch HD screen. It's available for pre-order.
The all-new Echo ($149.99) offers improvements, adopting the design of the Echo Plus in a fresh array of fabric options.
The Echo Dot with Clock ($59.99) arrived to make Amazon's smallest smart home speaker all that more practical. It packs an LED under the speaker mesh that displays the time. It can also show the temperature or alarm times.
The Echo Studio ($199.99) might be the best sounding Amazon speaker we've heard yet. It sports 3D audio from Dolby Atmos, which is excellent for those using Amazon's HD Music service.
New Echo wearables from Amazon: Echo Buds, Echo Frames, Echo Loop
While some kind of Alexa-enabled earbuds were rumored to drop, smart glasses and a smart ring came as a surprise.
The Echo Buds ($129) are Amazon's first pair of Alexa-packed earbuds. They sport Bose Active Noise Reduction Technology and have 5 hours of battery life, or up to 20 hours with the charging case.
Echo Frames ($179) are lightweight, Alexa-enabled glasses with directional speakers. In other words, you can now wear Alexa on your face.
The Echo Loop ($99) puts Alexa on your fingertips. It has a tiny microphone and speaker that you raise to your face to use. It also features a vibrating mechanism for notifications.
New Amazon smart home devices: Echo Glow, Echo Flex, Amazon Smart Oven
Amazon added more smart home devices to its current lineup. All can be operated with Alexa.
The Echo Glow ($29.99) is an adorable smart lamp that changes color and brightness on command. You can set up different routines, timers and modes to set the mood however you'd like.
The Echo Flex ($24.99) is a neat new smart plug of sorts. Except rather acting an extension of a standard outlet, it features a USB port that supports new smart accessories from Amazon, including a motion sensor and nightlight.
The Amazon Smart Oven ($249.99) is a combination microwave, convection oven, air fryer and food warmer that you can operate with your voice via an Alexa-enabled device
Tom’s Guide has more details and coverage of the Amazon 2019 event, including a blog that outlines when and what happened. Visit their full article here for more details.