Amazon Announces Echo Pop

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Today, Amazon has announced refreshes for several of their popular Echo products as well as a brand new Echo Pop.

Echo Pop–New Semi-Sphere Form Factor, Full Audio, and Fresh Colour Options—£44.99

Echo Pop all colours

Based on the below information, I assume the Echo Pop is an alternative option to the popular Echo Dot speakers.

Echo Pop is a new addition to the Echo family with a loveable semi-sphere form factor, and new Lavender Bloom and Midnight Teal colour options for just £44.99. It is powered by the Amazon AZ2 Neural Edge processor and features a custom-designed front-facing directional speaker to deliver full sound that’s great for bedrooms, flats, or any small space in the home. Simply ask Alexa to read audiobooks, play podcasts, control compatible smart lights and plugs, or reorder household essentials.

Echo Show 5—Redesigned Speaker System and Deeper Bass—£89.99

Echo Show 5 hallway

The Echo Show 5 gets a much-needed refresh, and is now 20% faster than the last generation and now has double the amount of bass, which should make listing to music more enjoyable.

Echo Show 5 combines the utility of Alexa, with the convenience of a compact screen so customers can watch news clips, check their Ring doorbell camera, view shopping lists, or easily make video calls to friends and family. The new Echo Show 5 is 20 percent faster than the previous generation, and features an entirely new speaker system, doubling the bass and delivering even clearer sound when listening to music, Audible, video content, or a podcast. It comes with a completely reengineered microphone array, and the AZ2 Neural Edge processor. Echo Show 5 and Echo Pop both support Matter, making it easy to connect and control compatible smart home products across various brands.

All-New Echo Show 5 Kids—Introducing the First Echo Show for Kids—£99.99

Echo Show Kids

The new Echo Show 5 Kids is designed from the ground up for kids, with kid-friendly responses, jokes, explicit lyric filtering, and more. Kids can easily personalise the home screen of their device with colourful, kid-friendly clock themes; ask Alexa for homework help; make video calls to pre-approved contacts; play with interactive skills; ask Alexa to read a bedtime story; and set alarms to wake up to the voice of their favourite characters. Parents and guardians have transparency and control over their kids’ experiences, with access to a free suite of parental controls through the Parent Dashboard, where they can adjust age settings, review activity, and set bedtime limits. Amazon Kids+ also offers thousands of hours of premium entertainment and educational content—listen to Audible books, play videos, have dance parties to your favourite music, learn maths with The Maths Factor interactive skill featuring Carol Vorderman, and more. Echo Show 5 Kids comes in a colourful, space-themed design and includes a 1-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ and a 2-year worry-free guarantee—if it breaks, return it, and Amazon will replace it for free.

Echo Auto—Compact Design and Flexible Mounting Options to Enable Smart Features in Your Car

Echo Auto Dash

The latest generation Echo Auto is now available to purchase in the UK. It is designed to enable Alexa hands-free features for cars that don’t have AI support built in and now comes in a new, slimmer design and includes a new adhesive mount for more placement flexibility in your car.  The device is built with five microphones, designed to hear your requests over music, the air conditioner, and road noise. With Echo Auto, add Alexa to your car to play music, make calls, Drop In on compatible Echo devices, binge new podcasts, catch up on the news, and add items to calendars or to-do lists – all while keeping your eyes fixed on the road. You can also control compatible smart home devices from the road; ask Alexa to set the thermostat, turn off the lights, check if your front door is locked, and more, while you’re away from home.

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