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• Amazon yesterday introduced "a new lineup of Echo products - the all-new Echo Pop, Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 5 Kids, and all-new Echo Buds."
The Echo Pop is a new shape for the line - semi-sphere - and goes for $39.99. Echo Show 5, Echo Show 5 Kids, and all-new Echo Buds are new versions of existing products with improved audio and access to the Alexa-powered system.
Glad to see that even as Amazon has been reducing investment in its devices division it is still coming out with new stuff. I love my Echo - I have an original model on my desk, and we have a couple more scattered around the house, as well as three or four Sonos speakers that have Alexa accessibility. For us, they're must-used infrastructure. (And the new Pop makes me think that it is time to upgrade from the one on my desk.)