How to buy new Amazon Echo devices in advance?

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Echo Plus also features "enhanced 360-degree omni-directional audio" as well as Dolby processing for improved sound performance.

Amazon continues to push its connected speaker range, which uses the cloud-based voice activated AI Alexa.

The Echo Spot might looks like a cross between a Nest home thermostat and a bedside clock but it's so much more. It is the first major upgrade of Echo nearly after three years.

Like other Echo devices, it can control your smart home, tell jokes, let you know the weather and give you news briefings - only now with added visual cues where appropriate. Five of the products are Echo related and the last is a new Fire TV.

The Spot, which could also have applications as a baby monitor or part of a smart security system, is available for pre-orders today and ships in December.

Amazon had itself a heck of day today, and one that came as a surprise.

And that was far from all that the online retail giant announced at the event. Similar to how Apple uses the Apple TV to control your smarthome, Amazon is using the Echo Plus.

Alexa can talk to you and play music directly on Echo Spot through the built-in 2W speaker. It's priced at $129.99 and includes a free Hue smart bulb.

If you're shopping for your first Echo, the most appealing feature of the revamped model could be the price: Amazon is selling the new Echo for just $100, $80 less than the original.

All of Amazon's new Echo devices are available for preorder later today. Or, you could ask Alexa to order your favorite Starbucks coffee drink so you can skip the line and get on with your day.

In case you happen to be one of those users who still makes use of landline smartphones, Amazon's Echo Connect is the ideal solution for you.

The Echo Buttons for now can be used during an Alexa trivia game just like on a Quiz shows. Google, which sells its own speaker called the Google Home, claims that the Echo Show violates its terms of service and creates "a broken user experience". The new Echo will also have a dedicated bass speaker and support Dolby Audio, so it should have better sound qualities than the original.

"The Echo Spot is a very compact Echo with a 2.5-inch screen, measuring 4.1" x 3.8" x 3.6".

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