Amazon Echo Auto gives almost any vehicle Alexa capability

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Amazon is also going out to the garage with the Echo Auto, a $50 device that will bring Alexa capabilities to cars, accessing vehicle speaker systems via bluetooth and using the driver's smartphone to connect to the cloud. You can enable Alexa Guard mode by saying phrases like, "Alexa, I'm leaving".

At this time, there's no way to activate Alexa via Cortana using a mobile device or your Xbox One console. As for its price, it's a super affordable $60.

Open the garage door with Alexa
Open the garage door with Alexa

Third-gen Echo Dot: The popular budget Echo Dot device received an upgrade, making it 70-75 per cent louder than its predecessor and it comes with a fabric exterior, available in three colour options - charcoal, heather grey and sandstone.

During its launch preservation in Seattle, Amazon unveiled a bunch of new hardware and along with it came new features that will make Alexa smarter than how it is. The speaker is priced at $130. Echo Sub is specially created to be paired with Echo devices so that the users can experience a much better sound giving a feel of a surround sound system.

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As you interact with your smart home, Alexa learns more about your day-to-day usage and can sense when connected smart devices such as lights, locks, switches, and plugs are not in the state that you prefer.

Another feature that is added to this updated version is the temperature sensor. The latter now comes with a 10-inch HD display, a built-in smart home hub and an improved speaker system thanks to dual side-firing 2-inch Neodymium drivers. For browsing the net, there is the Amazon Silk browser plus the Firefox browser as well. The device can be used for Skype-chatting and costs $229. Not to mention, the speakers too have been refurbished. Echo Show is available for pre-order now in two colours for $299.99 and will start shipping on October 11. You can ask the microwave to add a few extra minutes through your Echo or give it other commands. Just 12.5mm tall, the Echo Input connects to a speaker through a 3.5mm audio cable or Bluetooth, and features a four-microphone array.

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Connects to Alexa using your phone, is ready in seconds, and plays through your vehicle speakers. If someone rings your smart doorbell, you'll hear a chime on all of your Echo devices.

Echo Input: This is a speaker-less audio input which plugs (or pairs) into an existing speaker to turn it into an Echo.

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