The technology launch season continued apace this week, with Amazon jumping on the bandwagon with some exciting new developments.
The standout news was the long-awaited arrival of a new cloud-gaming service, which Amazon says will compete with the likes of Microsoft xCloud and Google Stadia.
Read on as we take a closer look at the Amazon Fall Hardware Event and pick out some of the products that we believe will be a big a hit over the coming months.
Amazon’s cloud-gaming service is finally here, with the company confirming that gamers in the United States can now request early access to Luna.
It will initially be available on PC, Mac, Fire TV and iOS, while an Android version will be released when the service launches.
Amazon says that there will be something for everyone, with Luna featuring action, adventure, platformer, indie, shooter, RPG and racing games.
The Echo family of devices has been revamped, with Amazon releasing an eye-catching spherical design for its basic unit.
Echo Dot and Echo Dot with Clock also have a new look, while the new Echo Dot Kids Edition in panda and tiger designs should be hugely popular at Christmas.
The latest generation of devices also features the option to create a kids’ profile, with Alexa adjusting its response to be more child-friendly if this is activated.
Amazon announced a new set of routers, the Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6, both of which offer users the opportunity to boost the reach of their Wi-Fi.
Each unit supports Wi-Fi 6, comes with a built-in Zigbee Smart Home Hub and is fully compatible with Alexa.
For anyone interested in using a tri-band Wi-Fi 6 enabled mesh router, the Pro 6 has the capability of covering up to 6,000 square feet.
Echo Show 10
The new Echo Show 10 smart display is attached to a base that automatically moves to face you as you move around a room.
Powered by an ultra-quiet brushless motor, the device works by surveying the form of a human body rather than just focusing on your face.
In addition to allowing you to watch Amazon Prime Video and Hulu, the Echo Show 10 is also getting support for Netflix.
Ring Always Home Cam
Take security to a completely different level with the Ring Always Home Cam, an autonomous security drone for your home.
The device is a flying indoor camera that you can programme to patrol pre-selected routes in your house while you are away.
If the Always Home Cam detects unusual movement, it flies to the area to check things out and provides users with live video on their mobile.
Ring Car Cam
Ring has ramped up its product range by announcing three new products that are designed to keep your vehicle safe and secure.
The Ring Car Alarm and Ring Car Cam will have the power to take security into another stratosphere, whether you are with or away from your vehicle.
The Ring Car Connect is an API that other car manufacturers can use to integrate their car cameras into the Ring platform.
Fire TV Stick
Amazon has taken the wraps off a new Fire TV Stick featuring Dolby Atmos, HD streaming and the Alexa Voice Remote System.
The company is also launching Fire TV Stick Lite, which they say will be the cheapest streaming device on the market at just $29.99.
Amazon has also given the user interface a much-needed revamp, with the new set-up allowing each member of a family to customise the UI to their personal taste.
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