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New Amazon Echo Plus has Zigbee smart home hub built in, priced at $149

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New Amazon Echo Plus has Zigbee smart home hub built in, priced at $149

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You'll simply attach over 100 smart home gadgets to Amazon's newly introduced Echo plus.

At a marvel press match on Wednesday Amazon unveiled the Echo Plus, the latest and maximum top rate iteration of the corporate's famed tabletop smart home instrument.

The Echo Plus appears to be like an excellent deal like the original Echo — tall, slim, darkish plastic shell — which is an engaging selection for the reason that it just updated the Echo's look with interchangeable covers to raised fit customers' interiors. Internally, on the other hand, it is certainly upgraded: no longer best does it have the entire stepped forward options of the brand new Echo (built-in Dolby sound, higher voice popularity), it additionally has a Zigbee smart home hub built into it to raised and extra simply attach to a much wider vary of smart home gadgets.

When you are able to attach your Echo Plus on your circle of relatives of smart home merchandise, all it's a must to do is say, "Alexa, uncover gadgets." The Echo Plus is appropriate with the whole lot from locks to mild bulbs, and may not want apps or abilities so as to serve as. To in reality emphasize that time, Amazon is is transport each and every Echo Plus with a Philips Hue light bulb so you'll be able to in reality maximize using your new instrument immediately out of the field.

The Echo Plus is to be had for pre-order beginning these days and is priced at $149, which is an excellent deal bearing in mind the unique Echo used to be significantly dearer at release.

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