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Amazon updates Echo lineup, now smaller and cheaper

Written by Matti Robinson @ 28 Sep 2017 12:17

Amazon updates Echo lineup, now smaller and cheaper

Amazon had a launch event yesterday where they updated their smart device lineups. While Alexa and Echo are still a marginal business inside the behemoth that is Amazon, they might be the future.
Amazon updated their flagship smart speaker, the Echo. Now the Alexa-wielding speaker comes in a smaller package, and cheaper than ever before. Echo (picture above) is now under six inches tall and starts at $99.99. The new Echo also comes with three different covers: Charcoal Fabric, Heather Gray Fabric, Oak Finish, Sandstone Fabric, Silver Finish, and Walnut Finish.

The traditional-looking Echo is now renamed Echo Plus, includes smart home hub functionality plus one Philips Hue Bulb (limited time offer), and retails at $149.99. Echo Plus comes in Black, White, and Silver. Both of the aforementioned Echos have dual Dolby speakers with 2.5" woofer and a tweeter.

Amazon also introduced a completely new Echo product, the Echo Spot. Spot is essentially a smaller version of Echo Show, which couple days ago lost YouTube functionality. Spot has a 2.5 inch round display that allows you to watch the same content as on Echo Show, so basically Prime Video.

All the new Echos also have now a 3.5 inch line-out audio output.

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