Amazon launches new 5th generation Echo Dot line-up, Echo Studio


Amazon on Wednesday launched the 5th generation Echo smart speaker. The company unveiled the Echo Dot, Echo Dot Kids and Echo Studio. The new smart speakers bring updated design and better audio. The Echo Studio supports Spatial Audio and has a new Glacier White colorway.

The new Echo Studio comes with 3D audio and spatial audio. It uses digital processing methods including virtualization and upmixing to turn the Echo Studio into a hi-fi audio system.

Amazon Echo Studio is the company’s flagship Echo speaker priced at $199.99 (approximately Rs.16,200). It is worth noting that the Spatial Audio feature is for the Amazon Music Unlimited service, which comes with a monthly cost.

The Echo Dot lineup includes the Echo Dot 5th Generation and Echo Dot Kids. The Echo Dot 5th generation comes with the same design as the 4th generation Echo Dot speaker but brings new hardware. The device now features a bigger speaker that delivers better bass and clearer vocals.

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The Echo Dot along with the watch comes with a new Dot display that is brighter and has a higher resolution. Due to this, there will be more information that can be seen in one scene. As always, you’ll get to see the time, song title, weather information, and more.

Echo Dot Kids comes with a funky design and offers the new Echo Dot. It has two designs for kids to choose from – owl and dragon. Echo Dot Kids comes with Amazon Kids+, a content service for kids.

All Echo Dots come with a temperature sensor, which gives the smart speaker the ability to automatically turn on the smart fan when the room temperature rises. There is also an accelerometer. Also, now, the Echo Dot speaker can be used as a Wi-Fi extender if you have an Eero Mesh Wi-Fi system.

Interestingly, this feature is also coming to the older fourth generation Echo Dot from October 20.

The Echo Dot without Clock is priced at $49.99 (approximately Rs 4,000), while the Echo Dot with Clock and Echo Dot Kids costs $59.99 (approximately Rs 4,800). All three will be available for pre-order in the global market from today.

The Echo Studio first appeared on BGR India after Amazon launched the new 5th Gen Echo Dot line-up.

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