available for preorder today, is the first smart speaker with 3D audio via and will have hundreds of songs available on Amazon Music HD this year, with more to come in 2020. It has three midrange speakers on the left, right and top.announced a $200 (£190) Echo Studio speaker at its annual press event on Wednesday, as well as an all-new $100 (£90) Amazon Echo. The Echo Studio,
Amazon has up till now largely avoided introducing a premium-tier version of the Echo to compete directly with the said in June 2017 that audiophiles prefer choice when it comes to more expensive speakers, and Amazon already offers that selection on its website.and . David Limp, Amazon's devices chief,
Rumors of a higher-end Echo have persisted for years, however. Added to that, Amazon has a penchant for diving into its partners' businesses, increasing the chances that such a device could finally arrive.
The rollout of such a device could have a big impact on, and other higher-end speaker manufacturers who already use Alexa in their devices and rely on Amazon for sales.
The new Amazon Echo, also available for preorder today, and it ships to customers on October 16th. It will come has a new fabric design, including a twilight blue shade, and 3-inch woofers.
There were a ton of other announcements Wednesday, too. We saw a(£60) with an integrated digital clock, a $130 (£120), the $30 , the $99 (£99) and much more.
Last year, Amazon announced a bunch of new products at its annual event, from theand the to the and the .
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The article was originally published on Sept. 25. It has since been updated.