Amazon Luna, spherical Echo speakers, Fire TV, a flying Ring camera and more: Every new product announced this fall – CNET

Amazon surprised us at its Fall Devices and Services event with its new Luna cloud-gaming service, along with the expected updates to its line of Echo, Fire TV and Ring products.

Amazon surprised us at its Fall Devices and Services event with its new Luna cloud-gaming service, along with the expected updates to its line of Echo, Fire TV and Ring products. The event helps Amazon generate buzz as we roll into the holiday shopping season, and for the first time, Prime Day. (The annual sale is usually held in July, but this year it is slated to start on Oct. 13.) That means putting Alexa everywhere — inside homes and out — and addressing privacy concerns, which were big storylines in 2019 for both Ring and Alexa. In today’s life-at-home existence, with millions of us hunkered down for the long haul, the connected house concepts that Amazon has been developing for years have become more relevant than ever.

The company’s Echo and Fire TV products will be its first to earn sustainability badges, and it’s working on reducing power consumption across devices with a new low-power mode and an energy dashboard integrated with Alexa. Amazon also pledged to build solar and wind farms to generate energy to match the consumption of all its devices.

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Amazon Luna

A new cloud gaming service starting at $6 per month


The company launched a cloud-gaming service on top of Amazon Web Services that runs on PCs, Fire TVs and even iOS. There’s a Luna Plus game channel with a curated set of games, and Amazon is partnering with publisher Ubisoft for Day 1 availability of some of them.

It has a custom $50 controller that connects directly to the cloud rather than the local device.

Read more: Amazon gets into game streaming with Luna

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Luna Controller: $50

The controller for Amazon’s new cloud gaming service


This is the custom controller that connects directly to the cloud, which Amazon says reduces roundtrip latency by 17 milliseconds to 30 ms, compared to a controller connected via Bluetooth to a PC, Mac or Fire TV.

$50 at Amazon

Echo 4th gen: $100

The new spherical Echo speaker arrives Oct. 22

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Redesigned with a new spherical shape and able to adapt to the acoustics of the room, the fourth-gen Echo incorporates features formerly in the Echo Plus. It’s also a bridge to Amazon’s Sidewalk network and includes neural network technology to accelerate Alexa.

Read more: Amazon announces a new spherical Echo smart speaker

$100 at Amazon

Echo Dot 4th gen: $50

Amazon’s entry-level speaker gets a 2020 makeover, too

It gets the same redesign as the spherical Echo, but now sports a stylish fabric cover and a better speaker.

$50 at Amazon

Echo Dot Kids Edition: $60

Some fun speaker designs for the kids


Also spherical, with some kid-friendly features, the Kids Edition includes voice profiles for the children and Sidekick, which lets Alexa read to them.

$60 at Amazon

Echo Dot with Clock: $60

The new Dot — with a built-in digital display


A $10 premium over the standard Dot gets you a built-in clock.

Read more:Amazon announces revamped Echo Dot with Clock speaker

$60 at Amazon

Echo Show 10: $250

Totally new smart display can pivot and follow your movements around the room


It now has Zigbee and Sidewalk hubs, and is quiet when it pivots in your direction. For privacy, there’s a built-in camera shutter, and all Echo devices will have a command to review privacy settings and “delete everything I’ve ever said.” It will also support Hulu, Netflix and Prime Video.

Read more:Amazon announces the Echo Show 10

$250 at Amazon

Eero 6: Starts at $129

Amazon’s next-gen mesh router


Amazon’s mesh network gets an upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 and Zigbee support. It’s available for preorder now.

Read more: Amazon unveils new Eero mesh routers that support Wi-Fi 6

$129 at Amazon

Eero Pro 6: Starts at $229

More bandwidth


The Pro 6 is basically the same as the Eero 6, but designed to handle higher bandwidth — up to gigabit, as opposed to 500Mbps — connections.

$229 at Amazon

Ring Car products: $60-$200

Three new car-centric Ring products
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Ring’s $200 Ring Car Cam will help users document traffic stops, collisions and other road events.

Debuting with Tesla, the $200 Connect uses a vehicle’s built-in external cameras to capture video in the event that something happens to the car while driving or parked.

Lastly, Ring’s $60 Car Alarm plugs into your car’s onboard diagnostic port and uses sound and accelerometer sensors to monitor the vehicle for bumps, break-ins, tows or other events.

There are no product pages on Amazon yet but we’ll add them here when they arrive.

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Ring Always Home Cam: $250

A home sentry drone. Really

An autonomous camera that can fly within your home on a preprogrammed route or fly to a motion detection area.

There is no product page on Amazon yet but we’ll add it here when it arrives.

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Ring Mailbox Sensor: $30

A motion sensor for your mailbox

Ring’s $30 mailbox sensor will let you know if someone’s tampering with your mail or stealing parcels. Preorders start Oct. 8.

Read more: Ring’s Mailbox Sensor lets you know if someone’s messing with your mail

Fire TV Stick 2020: $40

Improved video streamer, with TV power and volume control


It’s more powerful than before, with a faster interface, 1080p HDR and Dolby Atmos support, but it uses less power. (If you want 4K, you still need to spend up for the $50 Fire TV Stick 4K.)

Read more:Fire TV Stick Lite streamer costs $30 basic version, $40 for the one with the better remote

$40 at Amazon

Fire TV Stick Lite: $30

Basic HD streaming at a lower price


It’s similar to the all-new Fire TV Stick, but lacks the integrated TV controls on the remote.

$30 at Amazon

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Correction, Sep. 24: The Fire TV Stick’s maximum resolution is 1080p, not 4K as a previous version of this story said.

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