The new Amazon Echo speaker will have a dedicated woofer and a tweeter for the first time, as well as Dolby sound
This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, California. Amazon unveils new devices, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File), photo: AP/Reed Saxon, File
27 of September 2017 16:16:24
SEATTLE – Amazon says it is cutting the price of its Echo smart speaker to $100 from $180, improving the sound quality and upgrading its appearance with six new "shells."The announcement is the first of several Amazon is making at an event for journalists in Seattle.The next generation speaker, which is powered by Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, will have a dedicated woofer and a tweeter for the first time, as well as Dolby sound."We want to make sure we are building a product that everyone can use," said David Limp, Amazon's senior vice president of devices and services.The online retailer also announced a premium version of the device called the Echo Plus, which has improved sound and can act as the hub of a smart home and sell for $150.