Amazon 2021 event live blog: Astro, Glow, Smart Thermostat and Halo View home robot




Yes, Amazon has announced a cute robot. You will love it or hate it

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The Amazon Astro appears to have finished the Amazon event live blog for 2021, and really, highlighting the usefulness of a robot – or the imminent loss of an army of robots – is probably the best way. that Amazon could have crowned its event.

This launch event didn’t last two hours like in previous years – just over an hour this time around, but we’re delighted you were able to join us.

The $ 999 Astro home robot will be what everyone is talking about today, but the Amazon Echo Show 15 smart thermostats at $ 250 and $ 59 will be more the handy gadgets here and now for your kitchen and home respectively, while ‘Amazon Glow has some interesting benefits. prospects of connecting kids with nearby relatives and friends while browsing content from Disney, Sesame Street and other kid-friendly brands

Amazon Astro robot and it’s cute – except it costs $ 999

Astro robot

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Amazon has just unveiled another device “out there”. Amazon Astro is a little $ 999 robot that has blinking eyes and roams your budding smart home.

Astro has autonomous movement, can do home mapping (like a Roomba), and has visual comprehension (please mention privacy a lot in this stint, Amazon). This is probably the coolest thing Amazon is going to announce today.

Astro robot

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You may or may not have the privilege of paying Amazon $ 999 for this two-wheeled robot. It’s another wild product that’s part of the Amazon Day One lineup, which means you’ll have to be lucky enough to be selected to receive an invitation to take home (or have) this boyfriend delivered.


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Ring Alarm Pro is on pre-order from today and it’s not just the security system included with the keypad: it has absorbed the eero Wi-Fi 6 mesh router (hence the price hike). compared to normal Ring Alarm systems). In addition to the keypad, there are window and door sensors, a doorbell camera, and the subscription monitoring service that ties them all together for a monthly subscription.

Would you let an Amazon drone patrol your home?


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The Amazon Ring Always Home Cam drone is a repeat of last year, but it has now graduated from the company’s experimental Day One program and is currently on sale for $ 249.99.

This Ring device (Amazon owns Ring) is neat because the camera is not stationary. It can fly around your house and check around corners, just in case something is going on in the shadows. Tom Clancy’s Sam Fisher and Metal Gear’s Solid Snake wouldn’t stand a chance in a house protected by a Ring Always Home Cam drone, right.

Amazon Halo (not that Halo) is getting a sequel (no, not Halo 2)


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There is a new fitness tracker from the Halo line from Amazon called Halo View. This slim Fitbit-like activity tracker costs $ 79.99 and comes with a one-year fitness subscription so you can escape the monthly fees.

Amazon is expanding the fitness service with Halko Fitness (where “industry experts” run classes) and Halo Nutrition (meal planner that helps you plan and manage your runs. ‘Alexa purchases and is coming early next year).

It’s MUCH better than the original Amazon Halo fitness tracker, which didn’t have a display. The Amazon Halo View includes an AMOLED color display for showing health metrics, live workout tracking, and more.

Amazon promises seven days of battery life, so you should be able to wear it all week without charging it. It’s also water resistant so you can swim with it, and it comes in three sports band colors with a variety of additional sports band, fabric, metal, and leather options.

Amazon Glow – this is where Amazon gets weird … and interesting


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Amazon just announced something called Amazon Glow, which features a screen and a built-in projector that shines on a table in front of this weird device.

This is where Amazon’s liveblog gets weird … and interesting. The use case is heartwarming, at least: helping kids call their grandparents. Old people on the screen, while a projection of a game or reading is seen on a table in front of the device. Partners providing content include Disney, Mattel, Nickelodeon and Sesame Street, according to Amazon.

However, the cost isn’t going to dive into the child’s legacy: it’s going to cost $ 250 for this new videophone, and it will only be available through the Amazon Day One program, so you’ll need an invite for it. ‘get.

Hi, Disney. Amazon partners with you

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Amazon and Disney are announcing a huge partnership to not only launch a Mickey Mouse Echo, but also to create the hot word Hey Disney and the commands they will help make your visit to their theme parks easier. And, of course, he uses Disney characters to answer you.

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“Hey, Disney! Was designed to make the Alexa experience more magical with jokes, interactive trivia, greetings, soundscapes and more. And in addition to the familiar characters from stories you know and love, Disney has also created a new character, the Disney Magical Companion, to walk you through all of the content and features.

Echo Show 15 – Amazon thinks your kitchen needs a TV

The Amazon Echo Show 15

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The Amazon Echo Show 15 will likely be the biggest product Amazon is announcing today. It will cost $ 249.99 and will launch later this year. It’s pretty cool. This 15.6-inch touchscreen will stick to the wall (I’m not sure how yet, but you’ll want to make sure this thing is secure – you can have it on a small countertop stand as well).

Amazon seems to imagine this in the kitchen, and it is possibly the smallest kitchen TV for the mass market. You can have it in any orientation (landscape or portrait).

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The Echo Show 15 will be powered by Amazon’s new AZ2 Neural Engine chipset and the display is packed with useful widgets to inform your day and can do live camera views with Picture-in-Picture. Apps like Sling TV are also coming to the Echo Show 15.

This thing looks a lot cooler than older Amazon Echo Show devices. Is it worth $ 250, however? We will be the judge in an upcoming review of Echo Show 15.

Amazon Smart Thermostat at a very competitive price

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And here’s the first big device announcement: Amazon’s smart thermostat is available for just $ 59.99 (a price well comparable to Google Nest products) and you can pre-order it starting today. It is made in partnership with the thermostat experts Honeywell and it will of course respond to Alexa commands and you will be able to set up routines.

“Amazon customers can live more sustainably,” according to Limp.

Amazon relies on privacy to launch live blog

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The first announcement concerns confidentiality: you will soon be able to have all your voice requests processed locally on the device instead of the cloud. This applies to Echo Show 10 and current generation Echo devices.

Amazon started off with an introductory video filled with family-focused Amazon gadgets before Dave Limp, senior vice president of devices and services, took the stage at Amazon’s “Spheres” headquarters in Seattle.

While the opening video didn’t reveal any new gimmicks, we expect a lot to be announced over the next couple of hours for Amazon devices and services, and Limp’s job title suggests so. .

Note, this is the first Amazon event since Andy Jassy became the CEO of the company. Amazon founder and former CEO Jeff Bezos retired in early July 2021.

Something to keep in mind: all the companies that Amazon has acquired over the years, so we should see new smart locks or security devices from Ring today, and we often see eero WiFi devices doing this. their appearance at this time of year.

countdown clock

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We are less than 10 minutes from the Amazon event. This is NOT live streaming, but you can follow our Amazon live blog for real-time updates on what is being announced. Two years ago, we joined Amazon in Seattle to hear all the gadgets it wanted to bring to the Amazon store, from new speakers to Echo frames to a microwave. Be ready for the credits (TV stuff) to the surreal (drones?)

The Amazon device launch event is happening in about 30 minutes, and we’re already preparing our live blog for the announcements. There are tons of rumors going around about the new Echo speakers (almost a given) that are part of a soundbar and maybe that long talked about wall display (fancy!). The legendary Amazon drone is also said to be ready for this event, but we haven’t seen any concrete leaks beforehand.


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