Amazon has announced a new version of the Echo Dot with an LED clock that’s designed to be used as a bedside device.
During its Alexa product showcase in Seattle on Wednesday, the company revealed a Dot with a similar design, but with LEDs beneath the fabric to showcase the time, temperature or alarm times.
A quick tap on top of the device will snooze the alarm for 9 minutes, allowing you to get a few more moments of shut-eye. The old Dot, Amazon says, will remain part of the range.
The Echo Dot with Clock is available to pre-order today for $59.99/£59.99 and will start shipping in both the US and the UK later this year. The company hasn’t revealed the full release date yet.
Elsewhere the company has revealed an “all-new” Amazon Echo device, which costs $99.99/£89.99 making it the same price as the existing model with an improved design and better audio
The design is akin to the Amazon Echo Plus launched last year, while containing the same speaker technology as the more premium product in the range. Amazon says there are new fabric colour designs on offer, including a nice blue shade.
Amazon says: “The all-new Echo inherits the same audio architecture as Echo Plus, including neodymium drivers, 3-inch woofer and increased back volume so the bass feels stronger, and the mids and highs are clearer.”
Amazon went on to announce the Echo Studio, its most advanced Alexa speaker yet, boasting three dimensional audio from Dolby Atmos. Among the raft of new products are also the Echo Buds AirPods rivals as well as a pair of Alexa-powered Echo Frames smart glasses.
We’ve learned there are celebrity voices coming to Alexa, with an explicit Samuel L. Jackson among them. There’s also the ability to auto delete Alexa recordings. It has been an interesting afternoon to say the least.