Amazon just wrapped its fall devices event, and it was chock-full of news, including new Echo devices, new Ring products and services, and even a home assistant robot named Astro. It was a lot.
We’ve recapped the biggest news of the show right here, including links to many of the Verge articles going into more detail about what Amazon announced.
AMAZON’S ASTRO IS THE COMPANY’S NEW HOME ROBOT
Amazon revealed a home assistant robot, called Astro, which can help with home security monitoring, act as a mobile device, and more. It has a 10-inch touchscreen that can show a “face,” and it scoots around your house on wheels. You can request an invite to buy it as part of Amazon’s Day 1 Edition program, and it costs $999.99. The robot will begin shipping to selected customers later this year.
THE ECHO SHOW 15 IS A 15-INCH SMART DISPLAY THAT CAN HANG ON YOUR WALL
Amazon announced its biggest smart display yet, the $249.99 Echo Show 15. It 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. It will be available later this year.
THE ECHO GLOW IS A VIDEO CHAT GADGET WITH BUILT-IN GAMES FOR KIDS
Amazon’s new Echo Glow is a videoconferencing device designed for kids. It 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. It will have content from Disney, Nickelodeon, Mattel, and Sesame Workshop. If you want to try Glow, you can apply to the early access program, and if you’re selected, you can buy it for $249.99. When it is released to a wider audience, it will cost $299.99…Read more>>