Amazon Event Recap – Astro robot, Echo Show 15, Echo Glow, Halo View and more
This is an overview of this Amazon event! Thanks for following. Stay tuned for more in-depth coverage of all products and services announced today. If you need us, we’ll take a look at whether a $ 999 rolling robot with eyes will keep our home safe or just terrorize our pets.
Astro costs $ 999 and is available starting today by invitation only through Amazon’s Day One program. Are you asking for one?
Another Ring announcement, and this one is less … drone-y. The Ring Alarm Pro updates the Ring Alarm Home Security System, Amazon’s Smart Device Powered Home Security System, and Subscription Monitoring Program. It’s a whole collection of devices, from door and window sensors to doorbell cameras and security cameras that can be placed around your property.
With the Ring Alarm Pro update, the home security system is dramatically improved by merging with an Eero Wi-Fi 6 mesh router, giving you full home Wi-Fi with fast connectivity and network security as well as home security. your physical home. The suit should protect your home inside and out and give you a great Wi-Fi experience that doubles as the backbone of all your ring devices.
The Ring Always Home camera drone is back, and this time you can order it through Amazon’s Day One program for $ 249.99. If you’ve ever wanted an indoor drone that can fly around your house to check things out while you’re away, this must be the Ring device you’ve been waiting for.
Amazon Halo is getting a slew of updates, starting with Halo View, a $ 79.99 fitness tracker with a display. As you might recall, the original Amazon Halo is a good fitness tracker but doesn’t show you the time or any training metrics. Now the Amazon Halo View looks more like a Fitbit, with an AMOLED display and 7 days of battery life.
The Halo View comes with a one-year subscription to the Amazon Halo service, which normally costs a monthly fee. The service is updated with two key programs: Halo Fitness and Halo Nutrition.
Halo Fitness is a workout service with hundreds of studio-quality workouts led by industry experts. It also integrates with the hardware for real-time measurements. Halo Fitness will roll out later this year.
Halo Nutrition is a healthy eating service with a meal planner that is inspired by hundreds of recipes from trusted nutrition brands. The service offers pre-curated weekly menus, with a shopping list that merges with your Alexa shopping list. Halo Nutrition is coming early next year.
What is Amazon Glow? No, not the Amazon Echo Glow smart light – Amazon Glow is an odd standing device with a built-in projector, designed as a way for kids to stay in touch with their grandparents or friends with interactive games and activities.
We’ve really never seen a smart display like the Amazon Glow. It merges physical and digital objects, as well as the digitization of objects, in an ambitious attempt to help children stay creative and social simultaneously.
When it comes to content, Amazon has sourced videos and games from Disney, Mattel, Nickelodeon, and Sesame Workshop. He plans to work with other kid-friendly companies in the future and is opening an SDK for developers.
Amazon Glow goes live as part of the company’s Day One program, allowing those who receive invitations to purchase the new display for an early access price of $ 249.99.
Wow, looks like Amazon filmed this part of the keynote at Disneyland in California. Boy, would we like to be there.
A new collaboration centers around a version of Alexa called “Hey Disney”. In Disney parks and resorts, Alexa-powered AI connects guests with their favorite Disney characters. It brings the Alexa experience to Disney fans, enhancing the guest experience with park information, hotel services and more.
You can also purchase Hey Disney separately. While the partnership is clearly designed to enhance the resort and park experiences, users will have the chance to bring some magic to the Echo speakers at home. Will you complete the experience with a Mickey-themed Echo Show booth?
Now for the Amazon Kids Plus ads. Amazon Kids Plus members will get more content, including the Do Re Me show, a Super Spy Me mobile game, a Lego Monkie Kid show, and a Blippi Treehouse series inspiring kids to immerse themselves in the world that surrounds them. surrounded.
These shows and games will be available on Echo Show and Fire Tablet devices.
Check out the Amazon Echo Show 15, the company’s largest smart display to date. It will arrive later this year for $ 249.99.
Billed as a kitchen TV, the Echo Show 15 looks more like a smart photo frame or maybe a Samsung Family Hub, minus the refrigerator. It can be mounted on the wall so that you and your family can easily view all kinds of information and content.
The Amazon Echo Show 15 features an all-new user interface with Alexa widgets so you can customize the display to suit your family’s planning, catering, and communication needs. The sticky note widget is particularly cool.
Another widget shows you the controls for all the Alexa-enabled devices you use most often. You can also see the Ring Camera views live, so you can check who’s at the door while you’re cooking or listening to music.
The display also offers 1080p streaming for watching news or shows on Amazon Prime Video. Sling TV will be available on Echo Show devices soon.
Finally, the new screen’s next-generation AZ2 processor enables faster and smarter processing on the device. The AZ2 processor also supports visual identification, so the Echo Show 15 can get to know you using the camera. Then the screen can display personalized content according to your schedule or preferred content.
Amazon just announced the Amazon Smart Thermostat in partnership with Honeywell Home for $ 59.99. Fairly competitive price, if you ask us. Of course, the thermostat is compatible with Alexa, so you can set routines for your temperature needs throughout the day. It should also work with most existing HVAC systems.
It’s time to talk about privacy. According to Amazon, privacy is an opportunity for invention. Customers in the US with the Echo Show 10 or the latest Amazon Echo (4th gen) can have all orders processed on the device without anything being sent to the cloud.
Let’s talk about ambient intelligence. Ambient intelligence is when artificial intelligence (AI) adapts to your surroundings, helping you when you need it and going in the background when you don’t. So, not only does Amazon’s AI learn to become smarter, but it also learns to evolve according to your life and needs. Scary or brilliant?
The Amazon event is happening now! It opened with a nice montage of moments captured by Alexa and Ring cameras. It shows how integrated these smart home devices are into our lives.
Hold on! A few minutes before the start of the Amazon event, a few press images seemed to have infiltrated the waiting room. We only get a sneak peek, but it looks like the company is announcing a new Amazon Halo product, some sort of thermostat, and a Disney-branded Amazon Echo.
While we wait, let’s review the history of Amazon events. This is the second year in a row that the company’s fall product event has gone virtual. Unlike Samsung, Google, Apple, and many other big players, Amazon doesn’t open its keynotes to the public. That said, Amazon will share news of the event on its own live blog. While it’s not as cool as ours, it’s a good source to learn more about the services and devices being announced today.
Before public safety measures resulted in a switch to virtual events, Amazon regularly hosted a fall event in person. It was held in the beautiful Amazon Spheres in Seattle, where, after a presentation, members of the press can familiarize themselves with the new material.
We are about 20 minutes from the start time. Amazon has opened a virtual waiting room for the live broadcast, with a countdown timer and a few tunes. Tom’s Guide is currently playing Khalid’s “Better” – and we couldn’t help but wonder if there is anything better than techtember?
Are you excited about today’s Amazon event? We don’t know much about what’s to come during the keynote, but we’re ready for some fun surprises. Tom’s Guide lead editor (and the voice of this live blog) Kate Kozuch took to Twitter yesterday to share some announcement predictions, given the air of mystery hanging over the event.
My predictions for Amazon Echo devices with #alexa (and their names) announced tomorrow: • Amazon Echo Ambiance (battery-powered, rival of Sonos Move) • Amazon Echo Theater (mid-range smart soundbar) • Amazon Echo Aux (on-ear headphones, alternative to Echo Buds)September 27, 2021
She is optimistic about an Echo soundbar, as reported by Bloomberg. Its other two guesses include a portable Echo that can roam your home and a pair of premium on-ear headphones. Amazon already makes the Amazon Echo Buds and Amazon Echo Buds 2 – could the company expand its line of headphones?