Amazon Announced New Smart Devices at its Hardware Event.
Highlights From Amazon`s New Product EventAmazon revealed clock, microwaves, subwoofers and nearly 15 new Alexa enabled products in yesterday`s event. It seems all the big technology companies including Amazon are working fiercely on smart home products. All these new products show the Amazon`s strategic approach to the hardware devices specifically for home users.
Here are the new devices that were announced in the event.
Amazon Smart Plug.
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Amazon`s smart plug is one of such products that is designed for easy setup of your smart home. This new device, although has a purpose to switch on and switch off connected products, has voice control capability. Any device such as coffee pot, light or anything that can be connected to a power outlet can be voice controlled through it. Contrary to another similar device it does not require a smart home hub to make it operational. This smart plug does not have a microphone in it, therefore, cannot take voice command directly. It will require an Eco device or Alexa app to control it. ou can also add routines scheduled on and off for appliances. This smart plug is priced at $25 available for pre-order from today that will be shipped next month.
Amazon Fire TV Recast.
Amazon also launched a Fire TV Recast that has the ability to broadcast tv shows from digital antenna to any device. This antenna can be placed anywhere in the home that enables the connectivity of devices that may be used watch videos through streaming to your Fire TV, Eco Show, Eco Spot or IOS/Android device etc. it comes with an app that will help you to find the right spot with perfect reception. Stream shows on multiple devices with the hassle and controls it through voice instructions by adding canceling or scheduling the broadcast. Its price is $230 and is open for preorder.
Amazon Wi-Fi Simple Setup.
In order to easily connect new IoT devices, Amazon has announced Wi-Fi Simple Setup. As Amazon is announcing more and more smart devices, setting Wi-Fi credentials with every device is a difficult task. To make it easier Amazon has come up with the device that will enable store and share credential to allow data transfer for inter-connectivity.
Amazon Basic Microwave
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One of the amazing products that were released at the event is Amazon Basics microwave that comes with Alexa controls and Dash functionality. Although initially, it does have any voice control but it has the ability to communicate with nearly Econ so you can ask it to add a time for cooking something if you need. It is priced at only $60 and available for pre-order from today.
Updates to Alexa.Although it was mostly alexa`s hardware event, however, there was also some new update that are coming to Alexa including Hunches. It is a system that has the capability to learn different behaviors and habits to provide users with new suggestions. For example, if you forget something that you usually were doing related to controlling different appliances like turning off porch lights in the morning it can track it and provide suggestions about it. Another major update in it is its Guard mode that can be set while the user is away from home can track any unusual noticed like glass breaking and inform the owner.
There is a long list of products that Amazon revealed yesterday however we have discussed few most significant among them, other devices includes A new, louder Echo Dot and an Echo for your car ,the booming Echo Sub , a slicker Echo Show, A new Ring security camera ,the speaker-less Echo Input.