One of the qualms I personally had with Amazon Echo is that it always required a power source. Amazon has launched a new portable Echo smart speaker that comes with a built-in rechargeable battery. The portable Echo is rated to offer up to 10 hours of music playback and a standby time of up to 11 hours.
Every year Amazon comes with new Alexa enabled devices. Today, the company has announced a bunch of new products. Amazon has launched Echo Frames, a smart glass powered by Alexa. Unlike Google Glass, the Echo Frames doesn’t feature a display or a camera. However, it does come with a microphone that talks to you, deliver notifications and will also let you create reminders and much more. Amazon has also launched a premium Alexa enabled ring called Echo Loop.
Amazon has introduced a slew of products at a hardware event. Needless to say, the majority of new releases are Echo devices. Interestingly Amazon has also announced their foray into headphones space with Echo Buds. The new Echo Buds are truly wireless and are powered by Bose noise reduction technology.
Amazon is reportedly working on a high-end Echo speaker that will rival the HomePod in terms of sound quality.
The HomePod is Apple’s first smart speaker. As a speaker, it’s fantastic. As a container for Siri, the company’s digital personal assistant, it still has room to grow.
If you want to get a digital personal assistant in your car, there are ways. And Amazon’s aftermarket option has apparently proven very popular.
Amazon’s Alexa might have started off as a pipe dream, hoping to compete with Apple’s Siri and Google’s own efforts (which is now known as Assistant).
What happens when you don’t own an Amazon Alexa-equipped smart speaker, but, following a request for data, you get over a thousand recordings with the personal assistant? One Amazon customer in Germany got to find out.
The digital personal assistants out there are already pretty helpful, but the companies behind these services are always working to improve them.
Back in November, Amazon officially announced that support for Apple Music was coming to its Echo smart speaker lineup, with Alexa support in tow.