Alexa the robot saleswoman will follow you around the house

25 April, 2018, 15:34 | Author: Grady Montgomery
  • The Amazon Echo

Four years after successfully launching Echo, the company is once again working on a new project-robots for home.

I have learned that Amazon is working on two new Fire TV models which will both be capable of 4K HDR video at 60 fps.

Less than two months after announcing the commercial availability of Echo products - Echo Dot, Echo, and Echo Plus in India, ecommerce giant Amazon has now brought video-enabled Echo Spot to the country. Lab126 are the same makers of the Echo and Kindle smart speakers, and Fire products such as Fire TV and streaming devices, Fire tablets, and as well as the failed Fire Phone The project entails developing a robot, codenamed Vesta, which will be an in-home robot for domestic purposes and tasks. While the earlier Echo speakers were all about the audio - voice commands and voice-based responses - the Echo adds video component to the whole thing. He was particular, however, in mentioning that the Echo Spot remains a voice-first experience. One could perhaps glean the information faster since it will be displayed on a screen rather than being read out to. With numerous analog and digital watch faces, the Echo Spot has the real chance of taking a permanent place on your night stand. Without the luxury of a leaked benchmark, I don't know anything about its technical specifications, but I have learned that it essentially combines the functionality of a Fire TV, an Echo Dot, and an IR emitter, like the Harmony Hub, into a single device. The company has also set up special kiosks in Bangalore, Mumbai and across other 350 offline retail outlets in India.

With Amazon unveiling smart speaker Echo Spot to offer the convenience of video to its customers, how the war between Google and Amazon pans out will, in turn, determine the victor of India's burgeoning consumer Internet market. The reduction of the price attains great importance since Amazon has launched Echo Spot at a discounted price of Rs. 10499.

Amazon also offers its Prime members to shop by using their voice with the Echo device.

The new Echo Spot is also very much in line with others in the Echo range, but with the added benefit of having a 2.5-inch display.

Use Echo Spot features a front-facing camera which can help you in making Alexa-to-Alexa voice-controlled video calls or send a message.

As for the pricing, the Echo Spot is priced at Rs 12,999. The speaker also provides support for Alexa calling and is also capable of managing smart home devices such as lightning, Televisions, and fans.


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