Alexa expands her family and renews herself

  • By:karen-millen

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02/2022

Amazon has launched a new line of Echo devices that allow Alexa to offer us more possibilities, facilities and be present throughout our home.

The Echo smart speaker gets a makeover to improve its design and sound quality and goes on sale for €99.99. The little one of the family is also up to date, we are talking about the Echo Dot that now includes an LED screen that shows the time, the outside temperature, timers and alarms and that will cost €69.99. Echo Flex is born, which improves the ability to integrate at home and is priced at €29.99. And, finally, the Echo Studio is born, a team equipped with five directional speakers and an integrated digital home controller that costs €199.99.

From The Buyer of La Vanguardia we tell you all the details so that you can choose which one best suits your home, your needs or which one seems the most attractive to you.

A brand new Echo

The new generation of the Echo speaker features an updated fabric design with multiple color options to suit any style. You can choose between indigo, anthracite, dark gray and light grey.

In addition, one of its great novelties is its sound quality. The new Echo features the same audio construction as the Echo Plus, including a 76mm woofer and a volume boost on the back for stronger bass and crisper highs.

It goes on pre-sale for €99.99 and units will start shipping on October 16.

Pre-order for €99.99

EchoFlex

Echo Flex is the most affordable way to add Alexa to any space in your home. It plugs directly into a standard power outlet, making it perfect for those places where loose cables can be a problem, such as the hallway, garage or bathroom.

Just ask Alexa to control compatible smart home devices, send an announcement or check the score of your favorite team. She will send you the answers through the small speaker of the device optimized to reproduce her voice.

Echo Flex has a built-in USB port from which you can charge your phone or add another accessory, like a smart night light or motion sensor, all from one place. to send on November 14.

Pre-order for €29.99

Echo Dot tells you the time

The little Echo Dot is also renewed in style to dress in mauve, anthracite, dark gray and light gray but, in addition, a new model arrives that comes with a built-in clock.

It has a simple and bright LED screen that makes it the best addition to the nightstand or countertop. The LED display automatically adjusts to the brightness of the room so you can easily check the time, ask what the outside temperature is, set an alarm in the morning or set a timer for cooking. Also, you can touch the top of the device to snooze the alarm.

It goes on pre-sale for €69.99 and the units will start shipping on October 16.

Pre-order for €69.99

EchoStudio

With its five built-in directional speakers, Echo Studio is designed to create clear, nuanced, high-quality sound that enhances the space. The bass port on the bottom maximizes airflow and bass, allowing its 133mm woofer, rated at 330V peak power, to reproduce rich, rich bass. Echo Studio features a 25mm tweeter and three 50mm mid-range drivers for sound with dynamic mids and crisp highs.

Additionally, it features a 24-bit DAC and 100 kHz bandwidth amplifier for lossless, high-fidelity music reproduction. To top it off, Echo Studio automatically recognizes the acoustics of the space you're in and adjusts audio playback to provide optimal sound, no matter where you are.

Echo Studio is the first smart speaker to provide an immersive three-dimensional (3D) audio experience thanks to Sony's Dolby Atmos and 360 Reality Audio.

Pre-order for €199.99

New Alexa features

Taking advantage of the presentation of the new Echo models, Amazon has announced the new Alexa features. It will include, for example, the whisper mode that allows you to give personalized information without disturbing other people nearby. It will also offer two new features that will make the why of your answers more transparent. The user will be able to ask 'Alexa, tell me what you understood' and Alexa will read back your last voice command. You may also ask why did you do that? for Alexa to briefly explain why she responded this way to the last request. This feature will be available later this year.

Automatic deletion of voice recordings

Earlier this year Amazon introduced the ability for users to say 'Alexa, delete everything I said today' or 'Alexa, delete what I just said'.

Later this year Amazon will take a much-demanded step further with automatic removal. Voice recordings and transcripts older than 3 or 18 months may be auto-deleted on an ongoing basis. This function can be combined with the possibility, already available, to access and delete what has been said to Alexa individually, command by command or all at once.

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