Amazon unveiled several new products at its online reveal event in September, including an autonomous robot that can check a person’s home for intruders.
The $1450 robot uses intelligent motion to check in to your home while you’re away and provide alerts about any malfunctions.
It can autonomously move around your home, navigate to check in to specific areas, display a live view of rooms through the Astro app, or send alerts if it detects an unrecognized person.
Astro can autonomously move around your home, navigate to check in to specific areas, show you a live view of rooms through the Astro app, or even send alerts if it detects an unrecognized person
Astro costs $1,450, but as part of Amazon’s Day 1 Editions program — which gives customers the chance to get early access and provide feedback — it will be available for an introductory price of $1,000.
Amazon also unveiled the Echo Show 15, a device for kids called “Amazon Glow” that allows them to share an “interactive projected space” with loved ones, and a new security doorbell.
The £240 ($250) Alexa-powered Echo Show 15 device has a 15.6-inch screen that you can mount on your wall or place on your countertop.
Users can hang it horizontally or vertically on a wall, such as a photo frame, as it displays tutorial videos, recipes from the web, or streamed shows from Netflix and Spotify.
Echo Show 15 has a 15.6-inch screen that you can mount on your wall or place on your counter
Echo Show 15 can display a live stream from your smart doorbell, streaming service interfaces, personalized sticky notes for family members, and much more.
If you’ve chosen to hang it on the wall and turn off the screen, users can ask Alexa to show a photo frame, and Echo Show 15 only shows photos so it blends into the background.
Amazon Glow, meanwhile, is a two-piece device designed for kids that allows them to connect with loved ones remotely by participating in activities together.
During video calls on Glow, children see a chat participant on a special 8-inch screen on a black device that almost looks like a retro walkie-talkie.
While doing so, they can read stories, play games and create art on a 19-inch, touch-sensitive, ‘projected space’ that almost looks like a sheet of paper.
While children enjoy engaging activities on the flat ‘projected space’, remote family and friends see the child on a tablet and participate in the same activities using a free Glow app.
Amazon says Glow “combines immersive projection, detection, and video technologies to make it feel like you’re having personal fun.”
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