Amazon has introduced several new devices at once. The most exciting product for us was the new flagship e-reader, Kindle Scribe. However, other devices may also be of interest.
Following a significant update to the basic Kindle, Amazon has introduced its flagship Scribe reader for $339.99. The reader will receive a 10.2-inch E Ink display and a stylus for this amount. The latter is needed for handwriting.
Amazon uses a 300 dpi pixel density display in the Scribe, and there are backlight controls, including brightness and temperature.
The book is large: 196 × 230 × 5.8 mm and weighs 433 grams. This is already a relatively light tablet!
Kindle Scribe will go on sale on November 30 for $339.99 in the 16 GB version. For an additional $30, you can purchase a version with a Premium Pen, that is, a stylus that will have a customizable button. Basic and premium styluses do not need to be charged.
An intelligent alarm clock capable of analyzing sleep quality. The thing does not have cameras and microphones, but somehow it can track the frequency of breathing. The alarm clock has a backlight that gets brighter in the morning. Amazon believes that this contributes to a softer and healthier awakening. I don’t know what the company employees have there, but I would get rid of this thing after the first night.
The price is $139.99 before state taxes. The device is expected to go on sale before the end of the year.
A small smart speaker explicitly designed for use in cars.
The idea is simple: a voice assistant for cars that don’t have one. And if outside of English-speaking countries, the use of the Amazon Echo is perceived as something strange, then this is quite the right solution in the USA.
The thing works like this: you connect the Echo Auto to your smartphone via Bluetooth, then connect this microphone to the car’s media system using the same Bluetooth or 3.5mm headphone jack. The car’s USB powers this microphone.
The price is $54.99 before taxes. The date of the start of sales has not yet been disclosed.
White version of Echo Studio
Analogous to the large HomePod from Amazon, for the first time received a white body color. It looks like that:
The price is $199.99 before taxes.
Echo Dot and Echo Dot with Clock fifth generation
The column is similar to the fourth-generation Echo Dot but received an improved sound. It can also become part of the Mesh system for Eero Mesh, which can increase the area of u200bu200bWi-Fi coverage in the house.
There is a version of Echo Dots Kids:
The prices are:
- Echo Dots – $49.99
- Echo Dots with watch – $59.99;
- Echo Dots Kids – $59.99
Prices are before state taxes. The start of sales is October 20.
Fire TV Cube third generation
TV set-top box combined with a speaker. There is support for 4K, Dolby Atmos, and Vision. Kit and all connectors in the illustration:
The price is $139.99. The start of sales is October 25th.
By the way, along with the prefix comes a new Alexa Voice Remote Pro. It will be available separately in November for $39.99.
TV Fire TV Omni QLED
The line includes two models with a diagonal of 65 and 75 inches. Amazon notes that the Fire TV Omni QLED will get “up to” 96 individual dimming zones for more contrasting blacks.
The new TVs are made for Amazon by TCL, whose TVs are pretty popular in the US.
Declared support for HDR10, HLG, HDR10 + Adaptive, Dolby Vision IQ, TVs received three HDMI 2.0 ports and one 2.1 port. Audio system power – 24 W (2 × 12 W). But here’s the problem: the image refresh rate is only 60 Hz.
The price is $799.99 for the 65-inch model and $1099.99 for the 75-inch model. The start of sales is October 27th.