Here's what to expect — Amazon Echo event

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And that's just the start. For Whisper Mode, an Alexa product can tell if you whisper to it and it will reply in a whisper voice.

After speculations and leaks on their own websites, Amazon revealed a slate of new hardware at a surprise Echo Alexa event. However, It has better sound and can act as a hub for your smart home gadgets.

Echo Input will be coming later this year and will be available in Black and White for £34.99.

The Echo Sub carries a 6-inch down firing woofer, and can be paired wirelessly with one or two Echo devices.

On Thursday, Amazon unveiled a handful of Alexa updates and new Echo devices at a press event held inside its new Amazon Spheres greenhouse space at its Seattle headquarters.

"There are dual, side-firing 2-inch Neodymium drivers; a passive bass radiator; and Dolby processing to deliver expansive stereo sound with deep, powerful lows and crisp highs, flawless for listening to your favorite music", Amazon said. Still no word from Amazon if it can access YouTube videos natively. And with seven microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, Amazon said the new Echo Plus should be able to hear you from any direction - even while music is playing.

Are you going to pre-order any of these devices?

The latest version of the Echo Dot features a larger 1.6-inch driver, is 70 per cent louder than the previous model, and retains both Bluetooth and aux output as well. Instead, they "link" up to other Echos to work and play music. Its speakers have been moved to the rear, under nondescript fabric. For instance, you could have the lights at home turn on as your auto approaches. Echo Link will ship later this year and cost $200. It's available next month for the same price, $230. It's the polar opposite of the cheap Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation.

When you want to combine Alexa's intelligence with serious sound equipment, now you can with Echo Link ($200). Also pictures is the new smart plug. You've got it. Want a custom Alexa for your dang auto? The 2nd gen Echo Plus can now be pre-ordered for $149.99 and will launch on October 11th. They're more pleasant to look at than digital readouts, and they just look classic. It also provides an intuitive touch screen with voice control. Sadly, it has no mics, so it won't be a standalone Alexa experience.

The Echo Wall Clock features a LED ring that can display multiple timers and show visual animations for alarms. Oh, and when it Daylight Saving's Time comes around, it will automatically adjust itself. It lets you watch, record, and replay free over-the-air programming to any Fire TV, Echo Show, and on compatible Fire tablet and mobile devices. 4 tuners and 1TB of storage will cost you $279. Priced starting at $229 for 2 tuners and 500GB of storage.


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