Amazon unveils new Fire TV Sticks, Echo speakers, Luna Gaming Service, Echo Orbs, Ring Drone Cam, and more

Main Image
  • Like
  • Comment
  • Share

At its fall hardware event, Amazon announced a swathe of products. This includes orb-shaped speakers, a mesh WiFi 6 router, a flying cam for indoors, new Fire TV sticks, among other things. All of them are made with a focus on energy-saving and will auto-enter low-power mode during idle times.

The Seattle-based giant also debuted its cloud gaming service, something which was a long time coming. Heck, now you can just command Alexa to delete *everything* you ever said to it.

So, there’s definitely a lot to unpack here, and let’s just get on with it.

Amazon Luna

Amazon Luna is the new entrant in the cloud gaming space. It is like a Netflix for games and will compete against the likes of Google Stadia, Sony Playstation Now, Microsoft Xbox Live, and Nvidia Geforce Now. It’ll be using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) servers and come with around 100 popular titles such as Control, A Plague Tale: Innocence, GRID, Sonic the hedgehog, and Resident Evil 7. There’ll be even a dedicated Ubisoft channel that’ll bring the Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Far Cry 6 on the very day of their release. You will be able to play some of these at 4K60fps.

You’ll just need a speedy and stable internet connection to enjoy Luna and leave the rest of the hardware woes to Amazon. In case you’re wondering, yes it works with both Twitch and Alexa.

Oo, Amazon is selling a proprietary controller too, although you can make use of a keyboard and mouse while playing on a PC, FireTV, or Mac. Additionally, it also supports iPhones and iPads at the moment. Android support is on the way.

Luna+ Service is currently limited to the US at an introductory price of $5.99 per month. The controller is priced at $49.99.

Echo Dot, Echo Dot with Clock and new Echo

Both the new Echo Dot and Echo Speaker are spherical in shape and reminds us of the Google Nexus Q streaming player.

Inside the Echo Speaker, now there’s an AZ1 Neural Edge engine with faster speech recognition and language processing for quicker and better responses. It also has built-in Zigbee hub which lets you control compliant smart home devices.

Echo Dot, Echo Dot with Clock and new Echo price in India, availabilty

Echo Dot is the cheapest of them all starting at ₹4,499 while the Echo Dot with clock price in India is ser at ₹5,499. The Echo 2020 is all set to retail at ₹9,999 on

Echo Dot Kids is also a spherical blob with cutesy animal faces and a new Sidekick feature that reads Audible books along with the kid. Amazon’s FreeTime and FreeTime Unlimited subscriptions that offer these Kids-specific services have been rebranded into Amazon Kids and Amazon Kids+ respectively.

The Echo Dot Kids comes at $59.99 in the US. The pre-orders will ship in the US from October 22.

Echo Show 10

The Echo Show 10 has a motorized screen that follows with you around the room. To do this, it uses audio, visuals, and AZ1 Neural processor. It sports a 10″ HD display, 13MP camera, along with enhanced video calling, group calling, pan, and zoomability. Speaking of which, there is support for Zoom and Amazon’s own Chime video conferencing platforms.

ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S20 FE With 4,500mAh Battery, Snapdragon 865 SoC Launched: Price, Specifications

Now, you can also install Care Hub software to keep a tab on the elderly and kids in your house while you’re not around. As mentioned in the intro, Alexa now lets you delete every speech records of yours it has.

Echo Show 10 is priced at $250 in the US.

Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite

The updated Fire TV Stick brings a more powerful 1.7GHz quad-core processor, HDR, Dolby Atmos support. improved audio clarity, an Alexa Voice Remote with volume controls, a mute, and a power button.

The brand has also come up with a Fire TV Stick Lite edition that boasts to have the “most processing power” among streaming devices in the segment. The difference between the Lite and standard model is in their remotes. The Alexa Voice Remote Lite doesn’t have volume and mute controls.

Moreover, the Fire TV interface will be getting a major facelift later this year, with individual user-profiles, a new “favorites” panel, and an optimized navigation system.

Fire TV Stick 3rd generation and Fire TV Lite price in India, availability

The third-generation Fire TV Stick is priced at ₹3999 offering a faster processor, dual-band Wi-Fi support, HDR, and Dolby Atmos. The New Fire TV Stick Lite price in India is set at ₹2999 with similar features minus updated remote. Amazon India is now taking pre-orders for both these FireTV sticks.

Ring Always Home Cam

This will be like an automated drone flying inside your home surveilling the security. It can move around anywhere (within the home) as its wish. Apparently, it only records when it’s on flight mode. If you’re worried about a dystopian iRobot kinda future, then take a look at some of the pertinent questions raised by folks at The Verge.

Ring Car Alarm

This is claimed to be developed on user request. It stays connected to Car’s OBD port with two HD cameras looking out for any unwarranted entry. When the same is detected, it will trigger sirens and lights. There’s Alexa support and a software API called Ring Car Connect. It’ll be also compatible with existing cameras. But, the installation is pricey and is currently available with Tesla models S, 3, X, Y.

Ring Always Home Cam comes for $249, while the Ring Car Alarm would cost $ $60 for the alarm, and $200 for the camera.

ALSO READ: Dell G7 15 with 300Hz display, 10th gen Intel CPUs and RTX GPUs launched in India

Amazon Guard Plus

Amazon Guard Plus is a free service that acts as a digital security guard or watchman for your residence. It automates light usage to dupe the outsiders in thinking there’s someone inside the house. And keep an eye for any signs of danger whilst you are away from home. Further, if deemed necessary, its staff of “trained human agents,” (who are BTW available 24/7) will notify emergency services.

Amazon Guard Plus will be rolling out to US customers beginning this fall.

Eero 6

Amazon also announced Eero 6 mesh network for homes. It carries a price tag of $129, while the two-piece Eero 6 system $199, and the three-piece system $279. Meanwhile, the Eero Pro 6 is out at $229, the two-pack model at $399, and the three-pack variant at $599.

Vasan G.S.Vasan G.S.
An inquisitive mind who spends a big chunk of the day keenly tracking every emerging detail and is responsible for quickly passing on important developments to Smartprix followers. He loves to stay in his bubble scripting his destiny involving amazing technology and people with good character, passion, and brilliance.

Related Articles

ImageList of Vivo and iQOO Phones Eligible for Android 15 Update

Android 15 is hurtling at a lightning-fast speed with multiple iterations for Pixel devices already out. With that, people are excited as the new OS brings a tonne of new features including App Archive, Battery Health Insights, etc. If you are a Vivo and iQOO user, here’s a list of all the eligible Vivo and iQOO phones that will get Android …

ImageAmazon Echo Dot Review (3rd Generation): The Little Beast

The Amazon Echo Dot 3rd generation is part of the new Echo refresh lineup that also includes Echo Plus, Echo Sub, and Fire TV 4K Stick – all of which were recently introduced in India (almost simultaneously with the Global launch). Amidst all these smart devices, one that really intrigues us is the new Echo …

ImageAmazon Echo (3rd generation) Review: Relevant or Redundant?

Amazon recently launched its third generation of Echo devices, but the fact that a diverse second-generation portfolio co-exists makes things a bit complicated. The Echo (2019), that we will be talking about in this review, can be best viewed as an alternative to the more expensive Echo Plus (2nd gen) or a more appealing option …

ImageAmazon launches all-new Fire TV Stick 4K for Rs. 5999

Leading e-commerce giant Amazon India has launched an all-new 4K Fire TV Stick 4K in the country. It is the most powerful streaming stick in the lineup that offers access to 12k+ applications via the App Store. These apps span entertainment, sports, news, and more. This addition to the Fire TV Family offers seamless streaming …

ImageAmazon Great Summer Sale: Date, Time, And Best Deals On Smartphones, Electronics, And Fire TV Sticks

Amazon India has announced the dates for the upcoming Great Summer Sale. The sale begins around the same time as Flipkart’s Big Saving Days, offering deals on electronics, appliances, and Amazon-branded Fire TV Sticks and speaker lineup. Check out more details about the schedule and best deals on smartphones, Fire TV Sticks, and other appliances. …


Be the first to leave a comment.