The 5.5″ version of Amazon’s visual voice assistant is a bargain compared to its big brother. In addition to music playback and smarthome control, it’s a bedside alarm clock, displays news, weather, videos, and offers video calling. This model also gets a camera privacy shutter. Ships 6/26/19.
Our desire to use = voice commands on our Amazon Fire TV means we have multiple remotes sitting around. The F2 attaches to your Fire TV remote, expanding its capabilities with 11 buttons that can learn commands from other IR remotes. Sadly, it only works with the 1st gen Fire TV remote.
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The latest version of Amazon’s crisp, high-res Ereader is thinner and lighter than its predecessors. It’s also rated waterproof down to 6ft. The Kindle Paperwhite also now comes with access to Audible, and can be paired with speakers or headphones via Bluetooth.
Based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, this lighthearted Amazon Prime series follows the tale of an angel and a demon who become friends after running into each other over thousands of years, and who must team up to help save the world from armageddon.
Amazon’s mobile app has a new augmented reality feature called Part Finder. It’s meant to identify screws, nuts, bolts or other types of fasteners to make shopping for them easier. Take a photo of the fastener and the app will try to identify it with links to purchase the item.
The successor to the Play:1, the Sonos One is a great speaker and a great listener. It comes with Amazon’s Alexa, so you can use your voice to play music, search online, control smart appliances and more. It will soon be updated to have Google Assistant as well.
Amazon updates its family of Alexa-enabled devices. The 2017 Echo speaker has a more compact design, with better speakers and voice recognition. The new Echo Plus is also a speaker but with a built-in smart home hub. The Echo Spot is a smaller version of the Echo Show.
From director Richard Linklater comes a comedy-drama about war veterans. Steve Carell plays an ex-Navy corps medic who asks two former Marines (Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne) to go with him to his son’s funeral. At least that was the plan. Premieres 11/1/17.
SPOON! The second live-action reboot of Ben Edlund’s hilarious 1990s animated superhero show is coming to Amazon, and we’re pretty excited based on the pilot. Tune in on 8/25/17 for the first six episodes in the misadventures of our blue hero and his trusty sidekick Arthur.