Amazon announces Alexa compatible handset such as 2nd generation Echo and 4K / 60fps compatible Fire TV

Amazon announced new products in a stroke together with second generation "Echo" series and new type "Fire TV" terminals. Both of these terminals use Amazon's AI AssistantAlexa"Correspondence. Amazon is accelerating the spread of Alexa more and more towards the complete domination of smart home appliances.

◆ 2nd Generation Echo
The AI ​​speaker "Echo" equipped with the AI ​​assistant "Alexa" has been renewed to the 2nd generation.

· Echo 2nd Generation
Second model Echo's standard model with a small height of 9.3 inches (about 24 centimeters) (Echo 2nd Generation). While the first Echo (standard model) was $ 179.99 (about 20,000 yen), the new Echo realized a great discount from 99.99 dollars (about 11,000 yen).

The new Echo which mounts the speaker on the side has six kinds of colors are prepared. From the left, "Heather Gray Fabric" "Charcoal Fabric" "Sandstone Fabric". Echo of fabric material is 99.99 dollars (about 11,000 yen)

'Silver Finish', 'Walnut Finish' and 'Oak Finish' are $ 119.99 (about 13,000 yen)

Amazon seems to be aiming for "one in one room" instead of "one in a family" with the new Echo.

The 2nd generation Echo is scheduled to be released on October 31, 2017, reservation sale has started on All-new Echo (2nd Generation) - Charcoal Fabric: Amazon Devices

· Echo Plus
A columnar shape similar to the original Echo "Echo Plus". Echo Plus which can be used not only as a smart speaker function but also as a smart home hub is a set of 149.99 dollars (about 17,000 yen) with Hue Bulb,

It is only in the Echo series that it delivers sound to spread to 360 degrees.

The color is black, silver, white, three colors.

Echo Plus is scheduled to be released on October 31, 2017, and reservation sale has started on Introducing Echo Plus - Silver + Philips Hue Bulb: Amazon Devices

· Echo Spot
Characteristic design like a ball cut "Echo Spot".

Echo Spot with a small liquid crystal display is also good to use like a clock ......

You can also use it as a movable interphone screen. Of course it is Alexa compatible.

Echo Spot is scheduled to be released on December 19, 2017, reservation sale has started on

Introducing Echo Spot - Amazon Official Site - Stylish, compact Echo with a screen

· Echo Connect
Terminal that can add voice call function to speaker type EchoEcho Connect"Will appear. Echo Connect is a terminal for making phone calls at home through Echo. You can assist Alexa in making phone calls and receiving phone calls on your home phone.

Echo Connect will be released on December 13, 2017 at a price of $ 34.99 (about 4000 yen).

Introducing Echo Connect - Amazon Official Site - Turns your Echo into a voice-controlled speakerphone

· Echo Buttons
Amazon can add operation by physical button to Echo terminal "Echo ButtonsWe also announced about. Echo Buttons will be released for 2 $ 20 (about 2200 yen). Alexa Gadgets: Amazon Devices & Accessories

Sending input to Echo, receiving notifications, etc. have various scenes of use, and tools will be provided for developers in the future.

◆ New Fire TV
A new 4 "(3840 × 2160) movie playback at 60 fps and a new type"Fire TV"Has appeared.

The new Fire TV is a handy dongle type that connects to the HDMI port instead of the STB.

The new Fire TV will also be released in Japan. It corresponds to various movie contents.

Voice operation is possible for the controller. The overseas version of the new Fire TV is Alexa compatible, but the Japanese version is not compatible with Alexa at the time of release. We will wait for Alexa's Japanese response.

Reservations are accepted for new Fire TV at with tax of 8990 yen (free shipping). It will be released on October 25, 2017.

Amazon Fire TV - more fun TV. 4K compatible model

in Hardware, Posted by darkhorse_log