Amazon releases two new Echo devices to access Alexa at home and in your car
Amazon has released two new devices in the Echo range for the home and your car- the Echo Pop and Echo Auto – which means you can access the power of Alexa anywhere.
The new Echo Pop is a compact smart speaker which will fit in any part of your home and is available in four colour options.
Echo Auto is a device that can be mounted in your car to offer hands free Alexa smart features on the move.
“Around the world, customers continue to trust and depend on Alexa—they’ve now purchased well over half a billion Alexa-enabled devices globally, with use of Alexa around the world increasing 35 percent last year,” said Patrick Walker, country manager of Amazon Devices, Australia and New Zealand.
“These new devices will give local customers more of what they want—more options, for more environments and at an affordable price, making it easier for customers to build a smart home that fits their space and needs.
“And as with every Echo we’ve shipped, these devices will only continue to get better as we add even more generative AI powered experiences for Alexa.”
ECHO POP – $79
Echo Pop is the latest member of the Echo family and has a semi spherical design with an enhanced speaker to offer an improved audio experience.
The device is available in Lavender Bloom at Midnight Teal as well as the traditional Charcoal and Glacier White colours.
The front-facing directional speaker offers a full bodied sound that’s ideal for any room in your home or any small space.
And of course, you can simply ask Alexa to play your favourite music, radio station, remind you of your daily calendar, read your audiobooks and control compatible smart devices like lights and plugs.
Echo Pop also offers a range of accessories including silicon sleeves in seven colour options, a shelf wall mount plus bases including a USB charging solution to offer additional charging ports and a battery base to allow the Echo Pop to be used anywhere without being connected to power.
Echo Pop is available for pre-order now from Amazon.com.au, JB Hi-Fi and other retailers and will ship from May 31st, 2023.
Echo Pop accessories are also available for pre-order from today in Australia from Amazon.com.au at the below prices:
– Silicone Sleeves – AU$27.95
– Shelf Wall Mount – AU$27.95
– USB Charging Bases – AU$49.95
– Battery Bases – AU$64.95
– Outlet Hanger – AU$27.95
ECHO AUTO – $99
This is the second generation Echo Auto which brings smart features too cars that may not have an advanced infotainment system.
It has a slimmer design and a mount to offer more placement options in your vehicle.
The device has five microphones so it can hear your requests through exterior noise like music, the air conditioner and road sounds.
Echo Auto adds Alexa to your driving experience so you can listen to music, make calls, listen to podcasts, catch up on news and add items to your to do lists and calendars.
And all the while your hands have never left the wheel and your eyes have never left the road.
It can even control smart home devices while you’re on the move like lights and appliances from the road.
Echo Auto (2nd Gen) comes with an adhesive car mount, 3.5mm auxiliary cable and dual USB fast car charger. Pre-orders are now open.