Amazon has introduced new hardware in its Echo lineup, which comes with the capabilities of Alexa, and now, even includes a new product, smart glasses.
Starting with the first product, the Echo Show 8, a smart screen for the home, now in its 3rd generation, comes with a new design and improved audio system that supports Spatial Audio. In terms of video, it has higher quality with a 13MP front camera and better noise-canceling audio system.
Another selling point of the Echo Show 8 is its Adaptive Content feature, which utilizes image recognition technology to adjust the content displayed on the screen to suit the current situation. For example, when the user is standing far away from the Echo Show 8 screen, the content will be adjusted for clear visibility automatically. And if personalization settings are enabled, news content or other information will be displayed based on the user’s preferences. This capability will be available on the Echo Show 8 2nd Gen, as well as other future Echo Show models.
The selling price is $149.99 and the product will start shipping in October.
The next product is the Echo Hub, an 8-inch wall-mounted display for controlling smart home devices, viewing various information, and even configuring automatic operations. It supports control of over 140,000 smart home devices, including devices that connect via Zigbee, Sidewalk, Bluetooth, Matter, and Thread.
The Echo Hub will start selling sometime this year, with no specific time mentioned, and the price is $179.99.
Next up are the new Echo Frames, which Amazon says are designed with more emphasis on fashion. They offer a variety of lens options, including sun lenses, prescription lenses, and even transition lenses. The frames are made from lightweight materials, ensuring comfortable wear, and the battery can last up to 6 hours while continuously playing media or engaging in conversations. The audio system has also been improved to provide three times clearer bass, and Alexa’s voice recognition is ten times better than before. The starting price is $269.99.
In addition to this, Amazon has also introduced Carrera Smart Glasses, a collaboration with Carrera eyewear, to offer more stylish smart glasses options. The starting price for the Carrera Smart Glasses is $389.99, but the delivery start date has not been specified.
TLDR: Amazon has unveiled a new range of Echo devices, including the Echo Show 8, Echo Hub, Echo Frames, and Carrera Smart Glasses. These devices come with various improvements and features, such as Adaptive Content, enhanced audio systems, and stylish designs. The Echo Show 8 starts at $149.99 and begins shipping in October, while the Echo Hub is priced at $179.99 and will be available later this year. The Echo Frames start at $269.99 and offer fashion-forward options, while the Carrera Smart Glasses provide even more stylish choices at a starting price of $389.99.