There are now 15 minutes away from the start of today’s Amazon event, and we are beginning to be excited about the more “outdoor” equipment we can see today.
Without announcing the release of further smart home devices, any Amazon activities will not be completed. Last year, the company announced its first smart glasses, Amazon Echo Frames, and an Alexa-powered smart ring Echo Loop (yes, you read that right).
Both devices are only available in the case of invitees, so the 2020 event may be when the smart wearable device is released to the public.
However, the 2019 event is not limited to wearables; Amazon also brought us a smart oven and a smart lamp, while the previous years saw products similar to Amazon’s echo wall clock. It is almost certain that with the popularity of smart home devices, the 2020 exhibition will bring more home appliances driven by Alexa.
However, today’s event will be more than just audio:
New Amazon Fire TV device
It has been a while since we saw the new Amazon Fire TV streaming device. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K was launched in 2018, and Fire TV Cube was updated in 2019, but maybe it’s time for 8K Fire TV devices to complement the new wave of 8K TVs in 2020.
Alexa improvements and service updates
The hardware event invitation sent to the media mentioned “equipment and services”, which means that we can see some updates and new products of Alexa.
Last year, Amazon announced a new Alexa technology that allows voice assistants to make voice calls (for a fee) between the voice assistant and actor Samuel L. Jackson. Although the melancholic global sentiment following the Covid-19 pandemic may inhibit more trivial announcements, more celebrity voices of Alexa may be announced.
Today’s event can also see some updates of Amazon services, including Prime Video, Amazon Music, Audible, etc.
Yes, let’s start to see what we will see? Yes, it all has to do with the beginning sound:
New Amazon Echo speakers
Last year’s hardware event brought us many new Amazon Echo speakers, and we expect to have more of the same speakers in 2020.
Some of Amazon’s smart speakers have been updated, such as Amazon Echo and Echo Dot with clock, while others are brand new models, such as Amazon Echo Studio, which is the brand’s high-specification, Dolby Atmos for audiophiles Atmos) speakers.
The 2020 hardware event may bring a smaller, cheaper version of Echo Studio-possibly sold as a pair of stereo speakers to enhance Studio’s home theater capabilities.
What could be better than this? Amazon Echo soundbar, equipped with Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos), can compete with Sonos Arc.
In 2019, it also appeared in the budget-friendly Amazon Echo Flex, which brings Alexa smart products to your home by plugging into a power outlet and connecting to your home’s Wi-Fi network.
Since then, Amazon has announced a new accessory for micro speakers, which has also turned it into a clock. Called Smart clock for Echo Flex, This handy accessory will tell you the time and automatically adjust its brightness throughout the day.
We can see more Echo Flex accessories later today; we would love to see modular speaker accessories to improve the subtle audio quality of Flex.
Amazon may also want to update its smart display range. Last year we brought us the Echo Show 8, which combines the audio quality of the 10-inch Echo Show with the camera shutter of the Echo Show 5, all in a new 8-inch format. Now that the lineup is complete, can we completely refresh the Show series? Only time will prove everything.
New Amazon Echo buds
The 2019 hardware event provided us with Amazon Echo Buds, the company’s first truly wireless earbuds to compete with Apple AirPods.
Although we are impressed with their budget-friendly prices and excellent noise reduction, there are still many shortcomings in sound quality and battery life-which means that Echo Buds will be upgraded in 2020.
Updates to Amazon’s wireless earbuds may include noise removal to make it consistent with AirPods Pro, improving audio quality and extending battery life.
In less than an hour from the start of the event, our goal was to get below zero-we did not hear much exciting news in the (virtual) event hall itself.
At this time last year, we sat in the audience and didn’t realize that there would be a tsunami of Amazon products-Echo Dots with clocks, better-sounding speakers, clocks with countdown LEDs…the list is endless Lift.
Well, it’s not endless. There are about two dozen.
Looking forward to today’s Amazon event. I expect they will announce the Alexa vacuum cleaner. September 24, 2020
Thanks Cheese and Wine @AmazonUK! Guess this is a birthday gift and has nothing to do with the #amazondevices event tonight? pic.twitter.com/u3JyQ9yDHd September 24, 2020
Welcome to our Amazon Hardware Event 2020 Live Blog, where you will find all the news and rumors about Amazon product launches, as well as reports on the event itself.
There are still more than two hours before the start of the event, so we will show you some products we hope to see later today, and we are waiting for the opening of the Amazon event in 2020.
But first, here are the important things to understand:
- Amazon hardware event 2020 today (September 24)
- It starts at 10 am Pacific Standard Time / 1 pm Eastern Time / 6 pm US Standard Time (September 25 at 3 am, for Australian readers)
- It does not flow to the public in real time, but you can follow this amazing real-time blog for all announcements.