There's quite a bit more.
Google shares closed higher in the US Wednesday, as a new report showed the tech giant's Google Home Mini was the top selling smart speaker in the second quarter of the year. Notably, Alexa Guard turns your Echo products into little monitors that listen for breaking glass and smoke detectors.
Amazon says it's been working on improving Alexa's conversational skills and personality.
New Alexa devices are headed your way.
ZDNet's sister site CNET will have a liveblog following all of the details of Amazon's announcements.
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Amazon's Echo Dot come in at second, selling 2.2 million speakers and taking 18% of the market. The device will cost $49 eventually, but for now it is invite only and will cost $24.99.
The Echo Sub spotted by Pocket-Lint, adds a 100w bass bin to your existing Echo or Echo Plus. The redesigned, yet identically-named Amazon Echo Show is ready for pre-order today at the same $230 (£220) price, and will start shipping next month.
The wireless Amazon Echo Sub is meant to pair with either a single Echo or Echo Plus speaker (or two to create a true 2.1 audio solution). This is Google's rival to the Amazon Echo Show, and looks like it will behave similar to Google's other Smart Display devices by adding a visual layer onto the Assistant. Still no word from Amazon if it can access YouTube videos natively. This sounds better than the original Dot, but there's not a whole lot here that is interesting. The microwave includes Amazon Dash Replenishment, a service that automatically orders products from Amazon when you run low. This is something that has previously been impossible to do with Echo devices. I didn't count them all but there were 11 new devices launched at the event starting with a new version of the Echo Dot and ending with the Echo auto for your vehicle. And with seven microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, Amazon said the new Echo Plus should be able to hear you from any direction - even while music is playing. Much like the previous model, though, the new one makes use of the same four-button layout. And Amazon has made some off its cloud-based controls local to the Echo Plus, meaning lights can be controlled even when your internet is down. It will be available on its own and bundled with other speakers starting with some from Bose and Eufy. Echo Link will ship later this year and cost $200. Instead, they "link" up to other Echos to work and play music.
It's a smart plug. You get the idea. Once complete, you can use Echo to control the power flowing to anything plugged into it.
Ring Stick Up Cam. A simple camera cover would've sufficed, but what do I know? This microwave is through AmazonBasics, meaning it's not supposed to be an overly fancy piece of hardware. It's also been gifted a new mic array for better voice detection. Sadly, it has no mics, so it won't be a standalone Alexa experience. The new Echo Plus is priced at $149.99. The fact that you get more than you did from the original Echo, but for less money, was hard to argue with, so we happily recommended it to everyone. A two-tuner model will let you record two shows at once and includes 500GB of DVR space for $229.99.
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