The Echo Sub brings serious bass to your current Amazon home speaker

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From its new microwave to a pricey new subwoofer, Amazon has a new product for pretty much everybody at every price point. That price will increase to $49.99 after the invite-only period ends but that's still a mighty good deal for what you get. Called Echo Wall Clock, it can be used for all the regular time-related tasks.

The Echo Wall Clock can use its clock face to display any timers a user now has running.

Want your non-smart coffee maker to turn on with a voice request?

Seriously, there's a lot going on. The new plug will ship next month for $25.

AmazonBasics MicrowaveAmazon's new microwave is super smart.

Among the surprise companion devices announced was the Amazon Basics Microwave, which can be connected to an Echo and turned on using voice commands - with users able to specify a cooking time. Don't know how long to nuke your frozen peas for?

Amazon Basics Microwave. This table-top microwave is Alexa-powered and supports voice commands, and it has built-in Dash replenishment capabilities (for food, presumably).

"What this microwave does is keep track of how many times you cook popcorn and make sure you never run out", Amazon VP Daniel Rausch tells the Wall Street Journal.

The new Echo Dot has a fabric finish and offers vastly improved sound quality thanks to a 1.6-inch driver.

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Amazon's Echo Show is the most pricey of the bunch, set to arrive in Australia in October from JB HiFi, Officeworks, and the Amazon online store for $349 with a Philips Hue lightbulb.

Rather than taking on DVRs straight on, Fire TV Recast lets you watch, record and replay over-the-air programming. There's no speaker here, so the Echo Input is just 12.5mm tall. You can either pair a single Echo/Echo Plus with the Sub or two of them for a 2.1 speaker set where each of the Echo/Echo Plus become individual stereo speakers. It connects via Bluetooth and costs $50.

The next-generation of Echo Dot smart speaker comes loaded with a new fabric design coupled with a better sound output.

The Echo Plus ($229) gets an upgrade with better sound.

Other rumoured products include the aforementioned microwave and some sort of in-car gadget (probably for the cigarette lighter) to rival Google's Android Auto which launched Assistant integration in the United Kingdom this week.

If you already have great speakers and don't want to replace them, the Echo Input was also announced but it's not now listed on the Australian site. The speaker will pack additional sensors, and cost $149.99. The Echo Sub enhances Amazon's audio experience offering with "100W deep bass sound".

Need more bass in your house?

The Echo Link and Link Amp are for more serious listening.

Amazon's also got the Echo Link Amp, a step-up version of the Echo Link. Plug all sorts of digital and analog inputs from your existing audio ecosystem to integrate them with Alexa's music control tools.

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