Do you have some well-deserving friends and family members on your holiday gift list who already own Amazon's Echo and its voice command system, Alexa? In that case, pile on more high-tech fun on top of what they're already enjoying with helping them upgrade their existing Echo and/or Alexa enabled devices? These new Amazon Alexa products are modern, made-to-last, and will make the holidays far more connected than most of the strands of yarn granny used to try to knit you a hokey reindeer sweater. Get ready to be impressed with what new technology Amazon Alexa has become and ring in the New Year with irresistible IoT cheer!
Amazon Echo Show 15
Amazon's newest smart speaker display, Echo Show 15
The biggest and latest smart display by Amazon is their Echo Show 15. This new smart speaker display comes with a 15.6 inch Full HD (1080p) touchscreen, 5MP camera and has Alexa and Amazon Fire TV built-in. This will allow you to use Alexa to help you browse and navigate Fire TV content on your smart display which is now your kitchen smart TV. But what makes this smart display different is it can also function as a nice smart picture frame that displays your pictures, calendar and anything else to help keep you organized throughout the day.
The Amazon Echo Show 15 lists for $279.98 but is on sale for $194.99, 30% off on Amazon.
Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen)
Amazon Echo Show 10
The latest member of the Amazon Echo family is the Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) , a 10-inch touchscreen smart display with Alexa, smart home control, good audio quality, and the ability to show recipes, streaming video, video calls and more. This is the perfect Amazon Alexa enabled device for your kitchen. It has all of the Alexa intelligence we're used to, with great sound for music playback, access to (some) video streaming apps, and a camera that handles video calls and home surveillance. It costs $249.99 and available on Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart.
Read GearBrain's review of Echo Show 10 here.
New Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen)
The Echo Show 5 has a 5.5-inch display
The all-new Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen)
is very similar to the original Echo Show 5
. It comes with a small display (5.5-inch), 1.7-inch speaker, imaging sensor and all the intelligence found using Amazon Alexa voice platform. This new smart display comes in three colors: deep sea blue, charcoal and glacier white. But the biggest difference between these two models is the camera. The Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen)
comes with a 2-megapixel camera while the original has a 1.7-megapixel camera. If you want your smart display to have a good camera, the 2nd
Gen is the choice. However, you might think differently after seeing the cost of these Echo Show smart displays.
The Echo Show 5 (2nd
Gen) list price is $84.99 but is on sale for $34.99 on Amazon.
Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen)
The Echo Show 8 smart display by Amazon
One of the new smart displays by Amazon is the Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen). This HD smart display with Amazon Alexa comes with a 13 MP camera, 8-inch touchscreen, stereo speakers, microphone and the smarts to control all our compatible devices. You can use this smart display to watch TV shows, movies, stream music, display your favorite photos or make video calls to friends and family members. It costs $129.99 and is available on Amazon ($69.99) and other consumers electronic retailers. The Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) is a perfect addition to your kitchen, bedroom, den or even your home office.
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
Amazon Echo (4th Gen) has an entirely new look
Amazon Echo (4th Gen) is the latest version of the popular Echo smart speaker. But this smart speaker is more than a smart speaker. It's a smart hub with Zigbee built-in to help manage your compatible smart home devices. You can use it to stream music, as an intercom or even make calls to friends or family members who also have an Echo device. It comes in three colors: Glacier White, Charcoal and Twilight and lists for $99.99. Pick one up on Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart of any consumer electronics retailer today for less than $60.
Read GearBrain's review of Echo 4th Gen here.
All-New Echo Dot (5th Gen)
All-New Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen - 2022 Release)
The most recent Echo Dot is the 5th generation smart speaker. This new Echo smart speaker features a sleek design and improved audio for vibrant sound anywhere in your home. Just like the previous Echo Dot (4th Gen), this little speaker will help you stay on track with help from Alexa, control compatible smart home devices and start routines with your motion.
What's the difference between the 5th Gen and 4th Gen Echo Dots? The Echo Dot (5th Gen) features improved speaker quality, delivers clearer vocals and comes with a deeper bass for a more vibrant sound as compared to the 4th Gen.
The list price for the Echo Dot 5th Gen which is available in Charcoal, Deep Sea Blue and Glacier White is $49.99. But since it is the holiday shopping season, you can pick one of these smart speakers up for only $27.99 on Amazon.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Amazon Fire TV StickAmazon
The most powerful streaming media with the fastest Wi-Fi and most accurate voice search is now fitted with the Alexa Voice Remote. Amazon Fire TV Stick is a great gadget to add to your shopping list for the entertainment-loving recipient on this year's gift list. The Amazon Fire offers over 90 channels, 7,000 apps and games, and over 250,000 TV episodes for streaming at any time, no matter where you are. The slim device is fitted with a powerful dual-core processor and 1 GB of memory. And this is the gift that keeps on giving with unlimited access to Amazon Video with an Amazon Prime membership. Amazon Fire costs about $35 and makes for a reasonably priced yet well-received gift. Check out some additional streaming media sticks that are perfect for the holidays too.
All-New Echo Auto (2nd Gen, 2022 release)
Amazon Echo Auto
If looking for ways to bring Alexa along for a ride in your car, then you need to get the All-New Echo Auto (2nd Gen). This new version of Echo Auto is slimmer than the first gen model and comes with 5 speakers. Its the perfect hands-free device for Alexa lovers who like to use voice commands to play their favorite music, call or message friends and control your smart home from the road. You can also get Alexa to call for roadside assistance if needed and Quick Charge 3.0 certification for fast charging.
The Echo Auto (2nd Gen) is an ideal gift for the person who loves Alexa devices and needs either an upgrade or new addition to their Echo family of devices. The list price for Echo Auto (2nd Gen) is $54.99 and available on Amazon.
Check out The GearBrain, our smart home compatibility checker to see the other compatible products that work with Amazon Alexa enabled devices.
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