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Amazon unveils new Echo gadgets for your homeAmazon debuts a newly designed Echo, the Echo Connect, Echo Plus, Echo Spot and even Echo Buttons.
Amazon announced a handful of new products at its corporate headquarters in Seattle, Washington. Let's kick things off with the new Echo. It's smaller than its predecessor, but it's packed with new features. In a nutshell, the new Echo sounds and performs better than the first one, which is what we expected It all also have sold separately shelfs to better match your home decor, plus it's a lot cheaper, than the first gen Echo. It will sell you back $99, and if you buy a bundle of three, Amazon unlock $50 of that total. If you want the older model, it has been updated a bit, it costs $149 now, and is called the Echo Plus. But that's not all, there's more. The company also announced Echo Connect, a $35 accessory that can call 911 using voice commands. Echo Buttons which are little two for $20 devices that can do things like act as game show buzzers for trivia night. And echo spot, a version of the echo dot with a two and a half inch screen on it you can use to make video calls or watch Clips from your favorite shows. If you feel like you're barely keeping up with all these new products, so are we. Alexa has some new tricks up her sleeve too. There's a new Alexa Gadgets API to help developers create cool new Alexa skills and you'll be able to set up custom routine So saying something like Alexa, good morning Would trigger a series of actions that you choose to happen in your smartphone. On the TV side, there's a new fire TV. It's tiny, but powerful, supporting HDR, Dolby Atmos and 4K UHD. It also comes with an Alexa voice remote and will start at $69, positioning itself as a solid Roku competitor. We'll be updating cnet.com with details on everything Amazon You can think of us as your own personal echo chamber. I'm Ashley Esqueda, be a good human. [MUSIC]