6 New Amazon Toys Grownups Will Love This Holiday Season
“Alexa, set timer for 20 minutes,” and voilà, now you know exactly when to grab the honey-glazed spiced carrots from the oven. Well, everybody’s favorite voice-controlled device now received some serious upgrades—just in time for the holiday season. Yesterday, Amazon unveiled a new line of devices that you can pre-order now. Read on to learn about each. Friendly reminder: Gift wrap is available ;-)
Sporting a smaller design and enhanced sound, this device connects to Alexa via a cloud system to play music, set timers, tell you what the weather is, update your shopping list, and more. We’re loving the gorgeous oak finish which blends beautifully into a bedroom or living room, but the Walnut and Heather Grey are beauts too.
$99.99; This product will be released on October 31st; Buy it at amazon.com
The Echo Plus is a winning smart home hub that can connect to other devices (like smart lights and locks) in a cinch. Aurally speaking, you’re in for a treat with “360° omni-directional audio.” Translation: Mid-day grooving to Dolly never felt better.
$149.99; This product will be released on October 31st; Buy it at amazon.com
We sure do love the sleek screen here, y’all. Consider this fun toy a smart alarm clock on steroids. The Echo Spot can turn off your lights, tell you your estimated commute time, make calls, check the weather. It can even present you with your calendar. On that note, we think we’ll go back to sleep now.
$129.99; This product will be released on December 19th; Buy it at amazon.com
This handy accessory turns your Echo into an all-out maestro at managing your house phone. Hands-free, high-quality speakerphone for those days we’re chopping onions, opening mail, and calling Papaw at the same time? Yes, please.
$34.99; This product will be released on December 13th; Buy it at amazon.com
These guys sure live up to their adorable name. The Buttons are new devices that light up and allow you to play games through your Alexa. This holiday season, Amazon has a variety of new offerings for the Buttons on deck including Buzzer Beater Basketball Trivia with Karl-Anthony Towns, Fourth Down Football Trivia with Philip Rivers, and Beat the Intro from Musicplode.
$19.99; To sign up to receive a notification from Amazon when the Echo Buttons arrive this holiday season, go to amazon.com.
An enhanced version of the Fire TV Stick, Fire TV boosts your viewing experience for 4k Ultra HD and HDR TVs with incredible picture quality and amazing sound. It also happens to give you access to more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes from Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube, and more at your fingertips. Hands tied up with a mug of tea? The Alexa Voice Remote comes included so you can find and start content hands-free.
$69.99; This product will be released on October 25th; Buy it at amazon.com