Amazon’s Summer Tech Preview
A sneak peek at what the seller expects to be hot, hot, hot
Amazon recently held its annual product preview in New York, providing media with what it believes will be the hottest wares this summer. Click through to see what the e-tailer has deemed the most noteworthy tech devices for the selling season.
The air-cleaning device ($249) is engineered with simplified one-button control, providing the ability to select three fan speeds to rid rooms of allergy-causing pollutants and odors. It also features three stages of filtration.
This digital thermometer ($95.99) lets home chefs set and forget: All they must do is insert the probes into the meat, set the target temp, and walk away, according to Amazon. Food can be monitored remotely via the EasyBBQ mobile app.
This Wi-Fi-enabled Dyson device ($416) scores the hat trick for fans: It purifies the air, heats the room in winter, and keeps areas cool in summer. It’s also able to automatically monitor and react, providing air-quality info to a mobile app for remote monitoring. Bonus: It eschews spinning blades, so both parents and pet owners can rest easy.
Help Fido get his exercise this summer. The iFetch ($199) can launch 10, 25 and or 40 feet with the touch of a button, and it comes with a rechargeable battery.
The GoBone ($169), meanwhile, features an Auto Play mode designed to keep dogs engaged throughout the day. It will move for 10 minutes and then sleep for 20, repeating over a period of 8 hours. It also personalizes its movement based on a dog’s age, weight and breed, according to Amazon.
Billed as a personal meditation assistant, Amazon said the Muse is able to measure whether a user’s mind is calm or active, and then translates that data into weather sounds: “When you’re calm, you’ll hear peaceful weather sounds. When your mind wanders, the weather will intensify, guiding you back to a calm state.” Users can review data and set goals to build meditation practices.
This $249 “micro camera” is meant to replicate the same field of view as a human eye. It captures 1080p FullHD videos at 30 fps, or 720p at 60 fps.
Amazon describes the MultiSensor 6 ($59.99) as “the foundation of a modern smart home.” It measures ultraviolet light and features a vibration sensor. It’s also part of Aeotec Gen5 range of Z-Wave products.
Featuring six beams and one corner connector per pack, this modular light bar ($199) is reportedly compatible with all major smart-home platforms and enables homeowners to customize light control using a single mobile app.
Billed as an all-in-one music hub, the Wi-Fi-enabled Roxi 5 ($199) is designed to plug into a TV or home speakers. It comes with a microphone controller for both voice search and karaoke.
This $299 soundbar features integrated far-field microphones and Alexa voice control. It also comes with a wireless subwoofer.
The wearable camera ($386) lets consumers capture moments with a first-person perspective, and then wirelessly share the content via a smartphone.