Amazon's latest speakers let you wake up with Alexa

Surprise, Inc Event Reveals New Echo and More

Yesterday, an unexpected hardware event was kicked-off by Amazon. Furthermore, it is created to support 4K content and high dynamic range video. New Fire TV: It's an update of the company's previous streaming box. It now looks like a square Chromecast. The Chromecast-like device will provide 4K content at 60fps as well as HDR and Dolby Atmos audio.

Amazon has just come up with its own 4K enabled Fire TV, a move that is seen as squarely targeted at Apple that has only recently launched its own Apple TV 4K.

The new Fire TV will start shipping on October 25.

Price: The Echo Spot is priced at $129.99 and will be available December 19.

The Echo family now has another member that has a face, I mean a screen.

"For those who use Echo Dots like alarm clocks (the author included), Amazon built an Echo with a 2.5" screen. "It comes with a built-in 2W 1.4" speaker, microphone, Bluetooth and audio out thanks to a 3.5mm stereo cable. The Amazon Echo Spot is the ultimate artificially intelligent home assistant.

The New Echo sports a compact signature cylindrical shape which is similar to its predecessor. Are you looking to upgrade to the 2nd generation of Echo speaker or perhaps pick up an Echo Spot?

The Echo Buttons cost US$20 a pair.

Other Alexa gadgets will be released and they will be able to perform actions just like the buttons, sync, react to notifications, and send input to your echo device. Users can play video from Amazon Video and other sources (except YouTube).

The Amazon Echo Connect will let you use an Echo speaker to make hands-free voice calls with a landline. Your number will still be attached to Connect so that the receiver can identify your number. The collection includes the 2nd-Generation Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Connect, and Echo Spot.

What's more, Alexa now allows users to group smart home devices and associate them with specific rooms. And that too a luxury one.

The capability will be rolled out in 2018 model vehicles in the United States, UK and Germany from the middle of next year.

Of course, Amazon also took this opportunity to reveal it has improved Alexa with a set of new features. The launch highlighted the importance of Echo and Alexa products to the company.