Amazon has announced a full range of new spherical Echo devices, new motorized smart display, a camera drone that flies around your house, a game-streaming service and more.
In a streaming presentation, the company showed off a smorgasbord of new devices from its various brands, including Ring, Eero, Fire and Echo.
The new 2020 Amazon Echo is a fabric covered ball with improved sound. Photograph: Amazon
The new standard Echo ditches its cylindrical shape for a fabric-covered ball design with Amazon’s characteristic light-ring in the base to indicate when it is listening to you. It has a new 3in woofer and two tweeters with Dolby processing for stereo sound and automatic adjustment to the acoustics of your room.
It also has Amazon’s new AZ1 artificial intelligence chip for greater local processing of voice and other actions for increased privacy and speed. It will cost £89.99 in the UK or $99.99 in the US.
The next-generation £49.99/$49.99 Echo Dot also adopts a…