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Amazon has launched a new smart TV, the Fire TV Omni QLED series, starting at $799.99

Amazon Fire TV Omni Series in QLED


Amazon just announced a new TV: the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series in QLED.

In addition to the QLED display, the TV has Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10+ Adaptive for the first time. Support for these formats should help improve picture quality, especially in dark scenes where it can be difficult to see everything on the screen. Adaptive brightness features mean that the picture is adjusted if the room is overlit by the sun or if it is in a dark room. It also works like the Echo with built-in Alexa and includes Alexa Widgets. It can be turned on and off when someone enters or leaves the room. The TV can also act as wall art when not in use thanks to the popular landscape painting gallery.

The TV will be available in 65″ and 75″ diagonals at prices starting from $799.99. Pre-orders start today.

–Sophia Pitt

Amazon remote upgrade to Alexa Voice Remote Pro for $34.99

Amazon’s new Fire TV remote


Amazon recently introduced its new remote called Alexa Voice Remote Pro. Pre-orders for the $34.99 Alexa Voice Remote Pro begin today and will begin shipping in November. You can ask Alexa to help you find your remote and it will start beeping to help you find the location. It also comes with two customizable buttons to create shortcuts to your favorite streaming apps or channels.

–Sophia Pitt

Amazon has announced the new Fire TV Cube for $139.99

Amazon Fire TV Cube 2022


Amazon has unveiled the third-generation Fire TV Cube, a device that’s a cross between a streaming media player and an Echo speaker. This is the first major update since 2019. Amazon says the newest version of the Cube is 20% faster than its predecessor.

The Cube can be controlled by Alexa and includes 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR and Dolby Atmos audio support. It now includes an HDMI input port, meaning users with cable subscribers can connect their cable box to the Cube to integrate their TV’s UI. The Cube also has WiFi 6E support and Super Resolution Upscaling, which means it helps upgrade older quality content to a clearer, sharper picture.

Pre-orders for the $139.99 device begin today, and orders will ship on October 25.

–Sophia Pitt

Fire TV will come free to Amazon’s Echo Show 15 later this year

Echo Show with Fire TV


If you have an Echo Show 15, a large smart display that you can mount on the wall, a free software update will allow you to add Fire TV to your device. An update later this year will add the Fire TV app so you can quickly access all your streaming apps, just like you would on any other Fire TV device.

–Sophia Pitt

Amazon-owned Ring introduces the new Spotlight Cam Pro

Ring Spotlight Cam Pro


Amazon just announced the Ring Spotlight Cam Pro, Spotlight Cam Pro Solar, and Spotlight Cam Plus.

Spotlight Cam Pro is a new level security camera with 3D motion detection that can send motion alerts to your phone.

The Spotlight Cam Plus now has multiple power options, including solar, battery, cord, and plug-in.

The new Ring Spotlight Cam Pro battery and plug costs $229.99. The Spotlight Cam Pro Solar costs $249.99. The Spotlight Cam Plus starts at $199.99.

–Sophia Pitt

Amazon’s Astro robot is adding new features, including pet detection

Amazon Astro home robot

Todd Haselton | CNBC

Amazon’s Astro robot can now check whether doors are open. It also allows pet detection so owners can track their pets from home.

Ring and Astro have a new integration called Virtual Guard + Astro for small businesses. Astro’s cameras can alert virtual security agents.

–Sophia Pitt

Amazon is adding improved shopping features to the Echo Show

Amazon store view


Amazon has announced a new feature called “Shop the image” for Echo Show devices.

For example, when users see an image on their screen, they can say “show me that shirt,” and the device will serve up similar products, partially pulled from Amazon’s product catalog.

The feature shows that Amazon intends to make voice shopping more accessible.

– Annie Palmer

Amazon is introducing four new Echo devices

Amazon Echo Dot 2022


Amazon has just announced four new Echo products: Echo Dot, Echo Dot with Clock, Echo Dot Kids, Echo Studio and Echo Auto.

According to Amazon, Echo Dot and Echo Dot with Clock deliver up to twice the bass of the previous generation. It also has a new temperature sensor, so it can do things like automatically turn on your smart fan when it’s too hot inside. Both devices also have new gesture controls and a new display. The most exciting new feature is probably the built-in Eero, which turns your device into a WiFi extender to improve network coverage in your home. Built-in Eero will also be rolling out to older 4th generation Echo Dots and Echo Dots with Clock over the next few months.

The new Echo Dot Kids now come in owl and dragon designs. The device comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, which offers children’s content including books, games, videos, songs and more.

The company also introduced a new high-end Echo Studio. According to Amazon, the sound quality is even better with new spatial audio processing technology and frequency range expansion.

Finally, the new Echo Auto with a new design and flexible mounting options. You can use Alexa to listen to music, make calls, and get hands-free roadside assistance.

The Dot is $49.99, the Dot with Clock and Echo Dot Kids are both $59.99, the Echo Studio is $199.99, and the Echo Auto is $54.99. Pre-orders start today and the devices will start shipping next month.

–Sophia Pitt

Amazon recently launched Halo Rise, a $139.99 bedside sleep tracker

Amazon just launched a contactless sleep tracker called Halo Rise for $139.99.

Amazon Halo Ascension sleep tracker


The company says the device has a smart alarm and wake-up light to scan the environment, as well as machine learning and sensor technology to pinpoint sleep patterns.

The device comes with a six-month Halo membership and will ship later this year.

Halo Rise works with Alexa. It doesn’t require users to press a button or charge the battery, and it helps determine all your sleep phases from REM to light to deep sleep and gives users a sleep score.

–Sophia Pitt

Amazon announces a new Kindle Scribe that you can write on

Amazon just announced the new Kindle Scribe, the first Kindle you can write on.

Amazon Kindle Scribe


It has a 10.2-inch screen with a pen that lets you take notes, create to-do lists, and write directly on the pages of the book you’re reading.

You can use Scribe to annotate PDFs and other documents. It can go for weeks and weeks without charging.

Pre-orders start today and will ship in time for the holidays. Scribe is $339.99.

David Limp kicks off Amazon’s hardware event with a Kindle launch

David Limp, Amazon’s senior vice president of devices, kicks off the presentation with the Kindle.

–Sophia Pitt

The robotic elephant in the room

Amazon's smart home advantage and how it could grow with its iRobot acquisition

One question that may be on many people’s minds during the event is: Will Amazon recall Roomba maker iRobot?

amazon made a surprising announcement in August It plans to buy iRobot for about $1.7 billion, giving it a shot at the hardware and robotics business. iRobot is best known for its robotic vacuum cleaner Roomba and robotic vacuum cleaners.

Amazon’s home robot Astro


amazon has been activated its consumer robot Astro at last year’s hardware event. Astro is equipped with Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant and can track users around the house. But it’s only available by invitation and will carry a hefty price tag of $1,450 when released.

iRobot’s Roomba.

Source: iRobot

Amazon’s Hardware Business Is Not a Big Money Maker

A group of Amazon Echo smart speakers, including the Echo Studio, Echo and Echo Dot models, were photographed on September 24, 2020.

Neil Godwin/Future Publishing via Getty Images

Different appleAmazon’s hardware business, which generates revenue from sales of its flagship iPhone and other products, isn’t very profitable and doesn’t make up a significant portion of the company’s revenue.

Instead, Amazon sells the devices at extremely low prices to promote its other products and services. It hopes that for every $99 Fire tablet it sells, for example, users will buy movies, audiobook subscriptions and other higher-margin items.

There is Amazon founder Jeff Bezos previously accepted doesn’t expect the retail giant to turn a profit on its devices.

Even if it’s not a profitable business, Amazon’s growing lineup of Echo smart speakers, Chime doorbells, and Fire TV sticks are helping to expand the company’s reach in the smart home. And they help serve their other fast-growing businesses like advertising.

– Annie Palmer

There may be surprises

You can usually expect new Echos, Fire TV software, and the like at these events, but sometimes Amazon has a few surprises. One year, for example, it announced Echo Frames glasses. Last year, it introduced a smart wall-hanging frame. It also used the fall event to announce a security drone that flies around your home. But it has not yet been launched.

Also note: Amazon just updated its Fire tabletsso we probably won’t see anything new there today.

— Todd Haselton

Amazon is launching new gadgets just in time for Prime Day 2.0

Amazon’s hardware event is well-timed. The company plans to hold another Prime Day-like discount promotion next month, marking the first time it has held two deals in the same year.

Amazon usually discounts its gadgets during these events. In past years, Amazon-branded devices like Echos, Fire TVs, and Kindles have also been among the top sellers on busy holiday shopping days like Prime Day (which usually takes place in the summer) and Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday.

– Annie Palmer

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