The Amazon September event has now come to a close with the firm announcing a swathe of updates and new products at its headquarters in Seattle.
The first new device to be announced during the keynote was a new Echo Dot which now gets an in-built clock added to its design.
This timestamp glows through the mesh that surrounds this smart speaker with the LED display also automatically adjusting based on the brightness of the room – so it shouldn’t keep you awake at night.
If you set an alarm to wake you from your slumber, there’s now the option to snooze things for a few minutes with a simple tap on the top of the decvice.
Last year’s Dot is officially the firm’s best selling to date and this upgrade could help boost things even further.
The new Dot with a clock will be available from today with prices starting at $59 – UK pricing is set at £59.99.
As well as the new Dot, Amazon has now revealed its all-new Echo speaker which gets an updated look and improved sound.
In fact, this device now gets the same audio quality as the more expensive Echo Plus with a 3-inch woofer and increased back volume.
This should mean that the bass feels stronger, and the mids and highs are clearer.
Along with a new look, there’s also some extra colours coming to your home with Amazon releasing a Twilight Blue option.
The firm says the new Echo will be available soon at the same price as before so expect an £89.99 cost.
The new Dot and Echo are sure to be popular additions but that’s not all that’s coming from Amazon.
The firm has also announced something called the Echo Studio.
This is basically the best-sounding smart speaker the company has ever made with it featuring five built-in directional speakers.
Amazon says that its 5.25-inch woofer and 330W of peak power produces deep, rich bass by using the bass port at the bottom to maximise airflow and bass output from the woofer.
Echo Studio has a 1-inch tweeter and three 2-inch midrange speakers that deliver dynamic midranges and crisp, high frequencies. Plus, it has a 24-bit DAC and a power amplifier with 100 kHz of bandwidth for high-res, lossless music playback, available via Amazon Music HD.
Along with it coming packed with better sound, Amazon has also added the option fine-tune the playback to suit where the device is placed in your home.
And the Echo Studio is now the first smart speaker to deliver an immersive three-dimensional audio experience using Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio.
The Studio costs £189.99.
If you fancy an Echo with a screen then there’s also good news with the launch of £119 Echo Show 8.
This device gets an 8-inch screen and now includes the neat little camera cover that can be found on the Echo Show 5.
Finally, Amazon unveiled a product that you can take away from the home.
The new Echo Buds have been launched in a bid to rival Apple’s AirPods and they arrive with some extra features and cheaper £119.99 price.
Along with a wireless connection to your phone and access to Alexa, you’ll also find Active Noise Reduction powered by Bose.
When it comes to music, Echo Buds have two premium balanced armature drivers in each earbud. The driver design is inspired by in-ear monitors used by professional musicians to deliver crisp, clear vocals and dynamic bass, Amazon says.
Each earbud is also sweat resistant. With a IPX4 rating, the Echo Buds should easily withstand splashes or light rain, too.
With one full charge, Amazon says its Echo Buds will keep going for around five hours. And when they do run out there’s a charging case which holds up to three additional charges.