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Amazon new products announcement -9/25/19
« on: September 25, 2019, 02:18:01 PM »
Amazon is currently (as I write this) announcing a whole host of new products, what they've announced so far:

- An Echo dot with a clock ($59)
- A better Echo with high-end speakers (Echo Studio) - $199
- An echo convection oven/microwave combo - $249
- A Mini Echo that is a combo echo/smart plug/usb charger - just plugs into an outlet - $25
- New EERO mesh routers - dropped the price to $249 for a 3-pack, can be controlled via alexa -i.e. Alexa, shut off the xbox wifi
- Celebrity Alexa voices ($0.99) - starting with Samuel Jackson
- New Ring cams (Indoor $59, outdoor $99)
- A Ring Alarm retrofit kit for $200/350 - lets you use existing alarm hardware for Ring Alarm
- Fetch - a pet finding device
- Echo Buds - Amazon's answer to airpods - Noise reduction, bose technology, alexa built in 129
- Echo Frames - Alexa in prescription glasses frames - holy crap!!! - no video, just microphones and audio - $180
- Echo Loop - smart ring - $130

Some other tech announcements include:
- More fluid echo conversations
- Better Alexa integration to Firetv
- Alexa Routines - i.e. macros that it learns from your behavior and allows you to combine into one step
- Alexa routines for your ring doorbell -i.e. Visitor can say - "I am here to drop off this package" and alexa can respond with "Leave it at the door"


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Re: Amazon new products announcement -9/25/19
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2019, 02:23:52 PM »
https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/25/20878937/amazon-event-live-blog-announcements-updates-products-hardware-alexa

Bose tech for the buds, sounds promising.
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Re: Amazon new products announcement -9/25/19
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2019, 02:26:04 PM »
I really want the glasses, but feel I'll be dissappointed

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Re: Amazon new products announcement -9/25/19
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 02:27:08 PM »
I also want Amazon to give me a trade on on my Cloud Cams for the Indoor Ring Cams - kind of pissed about that one

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Re: Amazon new products announcement -9/25/19
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2019, 02:40:06 PM »
I also want Amazon to give me a trade on on my Cloud Cams for the Indoor Ring Cams - kind of pissed about that one
Is it better than Arlo Pro 2 or just cheaper?

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Re: Amazon new products announcement -9/25/19
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2019, 03:23:01 PM »
Is it better than Arlo Pro 2 or just cheaper?

I don't know enough about Arlo to compare. I currently have both Amazon Cloud Cams for the indoors and a handful of ring products - including their alarm.

My Amazon plan gives me 7 days of video storage for up to 3 cameras for $70/year
My Ring plan gives me 60 days of video storage for all cameras at 1 address for $100/year.

My goal is two fold:
- I will now have one app with all of my camera feeds.
- Although I will be spending $120, it will pay for itself in 2 years (Less, because my plan renewal is up soon, and I will probably be able to sell my cloud cams).

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Re: Amazon new products announcement -9/25/19
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2019, 03:38:04 PM »
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- Celebrity Alexa voices ($0.99) - starting with Samuel Jackson

2019 version of ringtones?
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