Amazon blows its rivals out of the water with high-end Echo Studio and Echo Show 8
After refreshing the trend-setting "regular" Echo and expanding its crazy popular family of smart speakers with a clock-sporting new Echo Dot starting at a very reasonable price, Amazon just brought out the big guns at its highly anticipated hardware launch event in Seattle today.
The Echo Show 8 is pretty interesting, further broadening the company's smart display lineup to give Google's Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max a run for their money, but the Echo Studio is undoubtedly the star of the show, going directly for the Apple HomePod's jugular.
unbeatable price of $199.99. That's right, two measly Benjamins are enough to get you the best Amazon can do right now in terms of sound quality. The Echo Studio is up for pre-order today and its main claim to fame is Dolby Atmos 3D audio support, which no other smart speaker includes for the time being.This is the oft-rumored and long overdue high-end speaker with Alexa that also competes against the Google Home Max... at a virtually
Circling back to the Echo Show 8, you probably won't be surprised to hear its name is pretty much as self-explanatory as the Echo Dot with Clock. Basically, you're looking at an Echo that can show you stuff on an 8-inch HD display, squeezing between the Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 10 as far as both size and retail pricing are concerned. Up for pre-order today, the Echo Show 8 costs $129.99, borrowing the "crisp, powerful audio" from the largest Echo Show variant while also sporting a camera shutter guaranteeing your privacy.