Amazon surprised us at the Fall Devices and Services event with its news, along with the expected updates to the Echo, Fire TV and Ring product line. The event helps Amazon build reputation as we enter the festive shopping season and for the first time, . (The annual sale usually takes place in July, but this year it is set to start on October 13.) That means putting Alexa everywhere – inside and outside – and addressing concerns, which were a big story in 2019 for both Ring and Alexa. In a life of home, with millions of us gathering for a long time, the concepts of the connected home that Amazon has been developing for years have become more relevant than ever.
The company’s Echo and Fire TV products will be the first to receive sustainability signals and work to reduce power consumption on all devices with a new low-power function and an energy dashboard integrated with Alexa. Amazon has also committed to building solar and wind farms to generate energy to match the consumption of all its devices.
The company has launched a cloud-gaming service over Amazon Web Services running on PCs, Fire TVs and even iOS. There is a Luna Plus game channel with an edited game set, and Amazon is partnering with Ubisoft publisher on the availability of Day 1 of some of them.
It has a custom $ 50 controller that connects directly to the cloud, not to the local device.
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This is the custom controller that connects directly to the cloud, which Amazon says reduces the return delay by 17 milliseconds to 30 ms, compared to a controller that connects via Bluetooth to a PC, Mac or Fire TV.
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Redesigned with a new spherical shape and able to adapt to the acoustics of the room, the fourth generation Echo incorporates features of the past in the Echo Plus. It is also a bridge to the Amazon sidewalk and includes neural network technology to accelerate Alexa.
It gets the same redesign as the global Echo, but now has a sleek fabric and a better speaker.
Also global, with some kid-friendly features, Kids Edition includes a voice profile for kids and Sidekick, which allows Alexa to read them.
It now has Zigbee and Sidewalk nodes and is quiet when it rotates in your direction. For privacy, there is a built-in camera shutter and all Echo devices will be instructed to check the privacy settings and “delete what I have ever said” It will also support Hulu, Netflix and Prime Video.
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The Pro 6 is basically the same as the Eero 6, but is designed to handle higher bandwidth – up to gigabit, as opposed to 500Mbps – connections.
Ring Car products: $ 60 – $ 200
Three new products focusing on the car
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The Ring $ 200 Ring Car Cam will help users document traffic jams, collisions and other road events.
Starting with Tesla, the $ 200 Connect uses a vehicle’s built-in external cameras to capture video in the event of something happening in the car while driving or parking.
Finally, the Ring’s $ 60 car alarm connects to your car’s built-in diagnostic port and uses sound and accelerometer sensors to monitor the vehicle for collisions, breaks, trailers or other events.
There are no product pages on Amazon yet, but we will add them here when they arrive.
It is similar to the brand new Fire TV Stick, but does not have the built-in TV remote controls on the remote control.
Correction, September 24: The maximum resolution of the Fire TV Stick is 1080p, not 4K, as the previous version of this story said.