Amazon Canada is releasing two new devices: the Echo Pop boasting a new design and the Echo Auto, which is now available in Canada.
The Echo Pop, which will sell for $55, boasts a unique semi-sphere shape with full audio and new colour options, Lavender Bloom and Midnight Teal. In addition to the standard Charcoal and Glacier White.
It comes equipped with a custom-designed front-facing directional speaker that is ideal for small spaces, says Amazon, like bedrooms, dorm rooms, and apartments. It functions like all other Amazon Echo speakers, answering queries, playing music, setting alarms, controlling compatible smart devices, and more.
Powered by the Amazon AZ2 Neural Edge processor, the Echo Pop comes with eero built-in for adding up to 1,000 square feet of coverage to an existing eero Wi-Fi network.
At $80, Echo Auto is now available in eight additional countries, including Canada as well as
Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Japan. The slim device comes with an adhesive mount for placement flexibility and has five microphones for for hearing Alexa queries for music, incoming calls, calendar items, to-do lists, and more.
Echo devices come with multiple layers of privacy controls along with a microphone on/off button and the ability to view and delete voice recordings.