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Updated speakers include the new Echo Dot, which Amazon claims is 70% louder than previous iterations and Echo Auto, which can connect through your phone to play on your cars own speakers while asking for directions. They come with various inputs and outputs, including traditional speaker wire, RCA cables (for Line in / Line Out, Subwoofers, and Coaxial connections), an Ethernet port, and optical in and out connections.

Since it doesn't need to hold any speaker drivers, the Echo Input is perhaps a quarter the height of the Echo Dot. It also has a built-in Zigbee hub for smart device control. The smart speaker comes in at $49.99 and is presently on pre-order on Amazon. The Amazon Smart Plug will be available in Amazon's Electrical Equipment immediately for right around $25 apiece, shipped on October 11th, 2018.

"The second Gen Echo Show has the biggest upgrade with a new 10" HD screen making it an even better option as a small TV for a kitchen. Rather, the Echo Plus comes with what Amazon is calling "local voice control", which allows you to control various other smart home devices via Alexa even if your internet connection goes away.

Amazon is also going out to the garage with the Echo Auto, a $50 device that will bring Alexa capabilities to cars, accessing vehicle speaker systems via bluetooth and using the driver's smartphone to connect to the cloud.

[Photo: Amazon]AmazonBasics Microwave, $59.99: Amazon announced an Alexa-powered microwave that warns you when popcorn is burning. The four new gadgets all adopt affordable price tags and have as their main feature, the Alexa smart virtual assistant which is integrated with all four products.

Such misunderstandings are routine enough with smart speakers that they have become fodder for humor, and even cropped up while Amazon devices and services senior vice president David Limp showed off new devices in a nearby building a short time earlier.

The $60 United States dollars microwave also includes Dash Replenishment Services, which means the cooking box can also automatically reorder food from Amazon.

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The AmazonBasics Microwave won't ship until November 14th, but it's already (apparently) the number 1 best seller on Amazon for microwaves. So the only thing that sets it apart from regular clocks is that you can use Alexa and your voice to set timers, alarms, and change the time.

Amazon's new $60 smart microwave, shipping later this year, comes with an "Ask Alexa" button built in.

Echo Auto is a $50 dashboard accessor that can listen to you on the noisy roads too.

Amazon revealed a flurry of new Echo, Fire TV, and and Alexa devices this week, now a bunch are up for sale. It can be paired with an Echo to create a more robust sound system with powerful bass.

Amazon seems to be pretty serious about sound systems now.

For those in possession of passive loudspeakers but no amplifier to juice them, the larger Echo Link Amp (see header image) adds 60wpc of loudspeaker amplification to the Echo Link for an extra hundred bucks: US$299. Whatever you plug into the Smart Plug thereby has power controlled by the Smart Plug, which is controlled by Alexa. So you can command Alexa remotely to turn on or off any device that's plugged into Amazon Smart Plug. It is now available on preorder at a price of $24.99. Now it has brought a new device called the Ring Stick Up Camera that is available in both wired and battery-operated versions. Both the versions of the camera offer 1080p video, night vision, motion detection, and IPX5 water resistance. The Ring Stick Up Cam will hit the markets by December.

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