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Amazon announces redesigned Echo devices, a cheaper Fire Stick, a new cloud gaming service and more

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Just in time for the holiday shopping rush, Amazon announced its next generation of smart home tech devices. Included in the exciting lineup are newly redesigned versions of the Echo and Echo Dot, Echo Show, Fire TV Stick and more new products, including a cloud game streaming service.

Take a look of our roundup of the highlights from Amazon’s newest product releases, below.

Echo Devices

Shop: All-New Echo (Fourth Gen) With Premium Sound, Smart Home Hub And Alexa, $99.99

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The Amazon Echo stands as one of the most popular Amazon tech releases to date, so this redesign is pretty major.

The all-new fourth generation of the smart speaker is spherical which, according to its description, assists in measuring the acoustics of each room. The device will come in three color options: Charcoal, Glacier White and Twilight Blue.

Pre-orders for the new Amazon Echo are currently live ahead of its October 22 release.

Shop: All-New Echo Dot (Fourth Gen) Smart Speaker With Alexa, $49.99

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Like the Echo, the ever-popular Echo Dot has been redesigned for the all-new fourth generation release. The smart speaker also now takes on a spherical design and will be available in the same three color schemes as the Echo.

The Echo Dot (fourth generation) is also on pre-order ahead of its October 22 release.

Shop: All-New Echo Dot (Fourth Gen) Kids Edition, $59.99

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Perhaps one of the most unexpected but exciting new releases is the Echo Dot Kids edition. The device comes in two adorable animal designs: Tiger and Panda.

Designed specifically for children, the device features the ability to read stories and includes new Alexa technology that allows the voice assistant to register when a child is speaking to it.

Both designs of the Echo Dot Kids edition are available for pre-order right now ahead of their October 22 release.

Shop: All-New Echo Show 10 (Third Gen), $249.99

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With the all-new Echo Show 10, Alexa is more advanced than ever before. According to the description, the voice assistant is now more conversational and only requires users to wake it once before speaking to it.

The design is also one-of-a-kind as the Echo Show 10, which boasts a 10-inch display, sits atop a swiveling base that turns to your exact location as you speak with Alexa.

Pre-orders for the Echo Show 10 aren’t live just yet and a release date is yet to be announced.

Fire TV Devices

Shop: All-New Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote, $39.99

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Arriving soon is a brand new version of Amazon’s popular Fire TV Stick. It is reportedly much more robust in performance and launch speed than the previous version. The all-new Fire TV Stick is also capable of HD streaming and HDR color. It, however, will not be taking the place of the Fire TV Stick 4K.

The all-new Fire TV Stick is now available for pre-order ahead of its September 30 release date.

Shop: Fire TV Stick Lite With Alexa Voice Remote, $29.99

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Retailing for $10 less than the all-new Amazon Fire TV Stick is a more budget-friendly version, aptly named the Fire TV Stick Lite. As expected with a cheaper option, a few features are sacrificed, including volume and mute buttons on the remote and stream speeds. The Lite will still, however, support HD streaming.

The all-new Fire TV Stick Lite is now available for pre-order ahead of its September 30 release date.

Eero Wi-Fi Devices

Shop: Amazon Eero 6 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router With Built-In Zigbee Smart Home Hub, $129

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Shop: Amazon Eero Pro 6 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Router With Built-In Zigbee Smart Home Hub, $229

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The new Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6 devices are Amazon’s Wi-Fi routers specifically made to be placed throughout a home or apartment in dead zones. Through this technique, Wi-Fi signals increase throughout the space. Designed to function similarly to an extender, the device has easier setup and usability.

Both devices are currently available for pre-order. They are set to release on November 2.

Amazon Luna (Cloud Gaming Service)

Shop: Amazon Luna, $5.99 Per Month

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Amazon first foray into cloud game streaming is Luna, a new service powered by Amazon’s AWS servers to provide low latency game streaming.

Based on Luna’s description, the service will feature more than 100 games in early access including the likes of “Resident Evil 7, Control” and “A Plague Tale: Innocence.” The retail juggernaut has also partnered with Ubisoft gaming company to bring more than 50 titles to Luna.

Subscribers will be able to access the Luna+ channel in early access for $6 a month, which gives them access to all of the games available in the service. You can request to be included in the Luna early access trial right now.

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