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Amazon unveils new Echo Frames, Echo Show 8 series

The new Echo Show 8 (3rd gen) comes with an edge-to-edge display to offer a better viewing experience on the 8-inch screen.
Last Updated : 21 September 2023, 14:17 IST

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Besides announcing new generative AI-powered features for Alexa smart assistant, Amazon also showcased new hardware such as Echo Frames and Echo Show 8 (3rd gen) series.

With the Echo Frames, the user can instantly summon Alexa to control smart gadgets at home.

And even add items to his/her shopping list and do more. He/she can even play music with just a tap or ask Alexa to easily help locate the lost glasses.

The company is offering seven stylish options, and they all come with multiple lens options such as sunglass lenses with UV400 protection, prescription-ready, or blue light lenses.

Add to that, the glasses come with IPX4 splash and are scratch-resistant rating. With a full charge, it can deliver six hours of continuous media playback or talk time or up to 14 hours of moderate usage on a full battery charge. And, users can charge glasses wirelessly with an all-new charging stand.

It should be noted that Echo Frames don't feature any special glass that can display information right infront of they eyes as such. But, with sensitive mics incorporated, users can use voice to ask Alexa perform tasks at home.

Amazon Echo Frames.

Amazon Echo Frames.

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The new Echo Frames and Carrera Smart Glasses with Alexa collection will be up for pre-order in October with prices starting at $269.99(approx. Rs 22,450).

The new Echo Show 8 (3rd gen) comes with an edge-to-edge display to offer a better viewing experience on the 8-inch screen. It houses a new processor to deliver faster display responses and also features a new built-in smart home hub to control all compatible smart gadgets at home with more efficiently than the previous iteration.

Amazon Echo Show 8 (3rd gen)

Amazon Echo Show 8 (3rd gen)

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Another big upgrade is that the smart display comes with better speakers to deliver improved audio with spatial audio, and room acoustic sensing, and also boasts noise reduction technology.

Also, it should be noted that the new Echo Show 8 is eco-friendly too. It has 29 per cent recycled materials. And, 99 per cent of the device's packaging is made of wood fiber-based materials from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources. It costs $149.99 (around Rs 12471)

Amazon also unveiled new Fire TVs, wall-mountable Echo Hub, eero Max 7 Wi-Fi mesh router and FireTV Stick 4K Max, Fire TV soundbar, Blink Outdoor 4 Floodlight Camera, Echo Pop Kids speaker, and Fire HD 10 Kids tablets, but will be limited to US market.

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Published 21 September 2023, 14:17 IST

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