Amazon’s fall event on Wednesday revealed quite a few pleasant surprises, a thorough list of which is right here!
The All-New Robot
Yes, a robot was the highlight of Tuesday’s Amazon event. Named ‘Astro’, Amazon revealed a home assistant robot, that can help with home security monitoring, act as a mobile device, and more. It has a 10-inch touchscreen that shows an adorable “face,” and it travels on wheels. Customers can now request an invite to buy it as part of Amazon’s Day 1 Edition program, at the cost of $999.99. The robot will begin shipping to selected customers later this year.
A Videoconferencing Device For Kids
Amazon has launched a new Echo Glow device built just for kids who are learning via videoconferencing. The Echo Glow has an eight-inch display to see friends or family members and a touch-sensitive tabletop projector gadget that can be used to play games, read books, and make art. The device will have content from Disney, Nickelodeon, Mattel, and Sesame Workshop. Priced at $249.99, you can apply to the early access program to get selected. When it is released to a wider audience sometime later, it will cost $299.99.
A Smart Display For Your Wall
Amazon’s new Echo Show 15 has a 15.6-inch, 1080p HD display that’s designed to be a shared hub for families, and it has a new AZ2 chip. Priced at $249.99, the smart display will be available later this year.
A New Fitness Tracker Band
Amazon also announced a new fitness band with a color AMOLED display, called the Halo View. It costs $79.99 and comes with a full year of a Halo subscription membership. It will start shipping “in time for the holidays.”
A Smart Thermostat
Joining the list of smart home devices is the new Smart Thermostat that works with Alexa, and is made in partnership with Resideo. It will cost $59.99, and preorders for the device are now open.
The Ring Alarm
Amazon’s Ring Alarm Pro combines a Ring Alarm base station with an Eero Wi-Fi 6 router to serve as an all-in-one base station for your smart home. The Ring Alarm Pro will also support a feature called Ring Edge, which can process video from a connected Ring camera on the Alarm Pro. The Ring Alarm Pro is available for preorder at $249.99.
New Blink Products
Amazon’s three new Blink products include the Blink Video Doorbell, which costs $49.99, a Blink Floodlight Camera mount which starts at $39.99, and a Blink Solar Panel Mount, which costs $129.98 and comes bundled with a Blink Outdoor security camera.