The Bite Magazine - Autmn/Winter 2020 - Issue 28

bitegadgets M ultinational technology brand Amazon has recent- ly launched their new line of Echo Dot and Echo Dot with Clock in a spherical design and improved audio. Both models, as well as the new Echo and Echo Show 10, have more powerful hardware and experiences that make Alexa even smarter, more engaging and helpful. The new Echo family is also built with recycled materials and will support Low Power Mode for energy savings. “These are the best Echo devices we have ever made,” said Eric Saarnio, Vice President of Amazon Devices EU. “Echo and Echo Dot look beautiful and sound even better, and Echo Show 10 completely reimagines Alexa with a screen - the dis- play moves with you, staying in view as you move around. It’s as natural as having a conversation. Plus, Alexa continues to get smarter - just ask to watch Netflix, make group calls, and much more.” The latest generation of the iconic and popular speaker com- bines the best of Echo and Echo Plus into a single device. Its all-new design and fabric finish looks great in any space, with a bright LED light ring at the base of the sphere that reflects off surfaces for added visibility. Thanks to a 3.0-inch woofer, dual-firing tweeters, and Dolby processing that delivers stereo sound with clear highs, dynamic-mids, and deep bass, the new Echo also sounds significantly better. Echo Dot has the same spherical design and fabric finish as Echo. This compact device packs a powerful 1.6-inch front-fir- ing speaker, producing crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound you can enjoy in any room of your home. Now with a clock version, Echo Dot comes with the same enhancements as the new Echo Dot, with the addition of a simple LED dis- play so you can glance at the time, temperature, timers, and alarm. It also comes with a tap-to-snooze feature which is now available on Echo and Echo Dot. Echo Show 10 is a re-imagination of Alexa with a screen. It fea- tures a 10-inch, adaptive HD display that automatically stays in view when you interact with Alexa, no matter where you are in the room. It has a new brushless motor that is entirely si- lent, meaning you won’t hear a thing as Echo Show 10 rotates. As you move, the screen does too, and the new 13-megapixel, wide-angle camera pans and zooms, to keep you in the centre of the frame. As Echo Show 10 moves, so does its dual, front-firing tweeters and powerful woofer, providing a premium, directional sound that automatically adapts to your space, making it great for all kinds of music, videos, and more. The device will even ro- tate as you watch the news, flash briefings, or TV shows from Prime Video. Soon, you will be able to watch Netflix merely by asking Alexa, with the ability to search, browse, and stream the entire catalogue by voice. Thanks to its advanced computer vision algorithms, Echo Show 10 can help make your home smarter and more secure. Users can access a live feed on Echo Show 10 from another Echo Show device, or the Alexa app securely. It gives you the ability to remotely zoom or pan the display and camera to see the entire room or set up a ‘routine’ that automatically turns on the lights when someone enters the room. The built-in smart home hub supports both Zigbee and Bluetooth Low En- ergy (BLE). The all-new Echo devices are designed with privacy in mind and available online, and at Argos, Currys PC World, and Tes- co. Images courtesy of Amazon Amazon Improves The New Echo Dot and Echo Dot With Clock