Amazon revealed the latest version of the Echo Dot, which was once a disc-shaped companion to the larger Echo smart speaker product line, and is now a spherical smart speaker. The announcement was made at Amazon’s annual Alexa-themed hardware event, which was broadcast live on Thursday afternoon. The new appearance matches the new fourth-generation standard Echo also announced today.
Technically, this is also the fourth generation Dot, not the fifth generation, because last year’s minor iteration only added an LED display to display time, temperature and other secondary information through the fabric covering of the speaker.
However, the biggest feature this time is the redesign of the entire Echo series, turning the ice hockey and cylindrical designs of the previous models into large and small balls, and now the standard fabric covering Amazon has begun to be introduced in its later Echo models. Amazon again sells two models, one cheap without a built-in LED display, and the other with a display for $10.
In addition to the standard Echo Dots, Amazon also released a new Echo Dot Kids Edition, priced at $59.99, with cute
The animal face design is probably to stimulate the warmth and kindness of the Alexa device in young children (rather than cold ambivalence or fear?).
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