UNITED STATES: In an exciting announcement, Amazon has introduced its latest range of Echo devices, headlined by the Echo Pop, a compact smart speaker powered by Alexa. Alongside the Echo Pop, the company also unveiled the next-generation Echo Show 5, the Echo Show 5 Kids, a refreshed Echo Buds, and an even more compact Echo Auto.
At the heart of this new lineup is the Echo Pop, an entry-level smart speaker that combines a 1.95-inch front-firing speaker, Eero WiFi support, and the convenience of built-in Alexa functionality. Encased in a unique semi-spherical design, the Echo Pop offers the ability to stream music, receive shopping notifications, and access a variety of smart features. Users can easily control the device through the Alexa app.
The Echo Pop comes in four stylish colour variants: charcoal, glacier white, lavender bloom, and midnight teal. With its distinctive design, the Echo Pop sets itself apart from other Echo products in Amazon’s lineup. Priced at $39.99, the Echo Pop is set to be released on Wednesday, May 31.
In addition to the Echo Pop, Amazon has also made significant updates to its popular Echo Show 5. The new version features a sleeker form factor and comes with an adjustable stand accessory. Furthermore, the company has introduced the Echo Show 5 Kids, which boasts a captivating galaxy design. Both variants of the Echo Show 5 are equipped with an improved speaker system that delivers double the bass and clearer sound compared to their predecessors.
Designed with children in mind, the Echo Show 5 Kids offers kid-friendly responses, explicit lyric filtering, and even assistance with homework. Priced slightly higher at $99.99, the Echo Show 5 Kids also comes with a two-year worry-free guarantee, including one year of Amazon Kids+. This offering is available in select markets.
Music enthusiasts will be delighted to discover the updated Echo Buds. Priced at $49.99, these true wireless earbuds feature a semi-in-ear design and are sweat resistant. With a battery life of 5 hours, the Echo Buds can provide up to 20 hours of music playback when combined with the charging case. Notably, they also offer the ability to connect to two devices simultaneously.
Furthermore, Amazon has expanded the availability of the Echo Auto to more markets, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Japan. The new version of the Echo Auto features a slimmer profile and includes five microphones to enhance voice recognition capabilities.
With the introduction of the Echo Pop and its range of updated devices, Amazon continues to demonstrate its commitment to providing innovative and accessible smart home solutions. These new offerings provide users with even more options to integrate Alexa into their daily lives.