Trending – Echo Frames HIGHLIGHTS
- Echo Frames are eyeglass frames with built-in microphones
- Echo Studio is a smart speaker with five directional speakers
- An Echo show smart display with an eight-inch screen also launched
Amazon on Wednesday unveiled a cornucopia of new gadgets as it extended the reach of Alexa from automobiles and homes essentially into people’s heads.
Amazon digital aide Alexa vies with Google Assistant software to be at the heart of smart homes where lights, security systems, televisions and more are controlled with spoken commands.
While the Seattle-based technology titan has worked with partners to get Alexa built into some 85,000 devices, it also expanded the line-up of hardware it creates itself.
Eyeglass frames with microphones built in to listen for commands and speakers that channel audio directly into the ears for just wearers to hear. The frames, which can be used for prescription lenses, have no camera or display capabilities and synch with smartphones.
The Studio was built specifically to provide Echo customers with a way to listen to lossless music through Amazon’s new Amazon Music HD streaming service. It’s also the first smart speaker to support 3D audio, with both Dolby Atmos and Sony’s 360 Reality Audio codecs on board. The Echo Studio is available for preorder starting today, September 25th, for $199, and it will be available later this year.
They’re incredibly versatile speakers, capable of carrying out many tasks, known here as ‘Skills‘. Connecting to hundreds of popular services and thousands of smart home products, you can ask Alexa to play any song from your favored streaming service of choice, answer all manner of general knowledge questions, read books and playback podcasts, and control loads of web connected products around your home, from the channels on your TV to the color of your smart light bulbs.
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