Amazon Echo: The Alexa-powered smart speaker just got a whimsical new design


Amazon rounds out the Echo.


Amazon is adding a new, spherical smart speaker to its core lineup of Alexa-driven devices. The price will be $100 (£90), which is what the company’s previous, third-generation Amazon Echo went for. The new Echo speaker will be available Oct. 22, and will come in three different colors for its fabric-covered body: charcoal, glacier white and twilight blue. It’s open for preorder now.

For specifics about its design as regards sound quality, Amazon says, “Its 3.0-inch woofer, dual-firing tweeters, and Dolby processing delivers stereo sound with clear highs, dynamic-mids, and deep bass that automatically adapts to any room.”

The tech giant’s lineup of smart speakers includes its budget-friendly Echo Dot, as well as the high-end Echo Studio announced at last year’s hardware

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