If Amazon’s recent spate of smart home product launches is anything to go by, it appears that the company wants to fill every niche possible. As part of that strategy, the company today announced the Amazon Echo Input Portable. Yet another smart speaker, this one is for moments when you would want to carry along your music with you.
You’ll have heard about Amazon Prime showing some football over the next few days and on Boxing Day. They’ve employed all the usual commentators, presenters and pundits to do this. It will look – bandwidth allowing (and that’s a big worry for them) – like BT Sport or Sky. In other words, it’ll all be very professionally done and very familiar.
As the name implies, the Ring Video Doorbell is a Wi-Fi-enabled doorbell. You can see who’s at your front door and even speak with them from your phone, tablet, or PC. The Ring Video Doorbell also alerts you when it detects motion and doesn’t need existing doorbell wires to work.
Internet routers and modems are not always the most exciting pieces of technology, though they are some of the most important. Depending on which products you have, they can make or break your home’s overall internet user experience.
Just in case you didn’t have enough of Amazon’s Black Friday sales, the online retailer today announced even more sales on its Echo devices. Some of these deals bundle together an Echo device and a smart bulb, a great way to start your foray into smart home devices.
Alexa is getting more emotional, with Amazon enabling its virtual assistant to express more emotions. Going forward, Alexa will be able to use different speaking styles, and express both excitement and disappointment, depending on the context.