Amazon Announces 6 New Devices – Adding to My Amazon Wish List Now

Amazon Announces 6 New Devices – Adding to My Amazon Wish List Now

New Amazon Echo devices were announced today at a surprise event. If you are an Echo fan, you will want to see these new devices!

New Amazon Devices Just Announced!

Amazon went big today with a huge announcement. There isn’t just one, there are SIX new Amazon devices that will be launching soon. All of these devices have a connection to Alexa. This is just further proof that Alexa is not going away ANYTIME soon. 

Here they are – all 6 new devices that Amazon just announced: 

New Amazon Alexa Fire TV 4KNew 2017 Amazon Products DevicesNew Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo has been redesigned and is available in 6 different fabrics and finishes to choose from. Echo connects to Alexa—a cloud-based voice service—to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, check your calendar, weather, traffic, and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control smart home devices, and more—instantly. New Amazon Echo

Price from: $99.99 – $119.99 (the wood finish is pricier) 

This item will be released on October 31, 2017. 

New Amazon Echo Specs:

  • 2.5″ woofer and 0.6″ tweeter
  • Dual speakers with room-filling sound, powered by Dolby
  • Streaming Wi-fi music (including Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more)
  • Line-out with 3.5 mm cable or Bluetooth
  • Free audio calls to US, Mexico, and Canada
  • Control smart home devices
  • New Amazon Echo size: 5.9″ x 3.5″ x 3.5″, 29.0 oz. (148 mm x 88 mm x 88 mm, 821 grams)

Pre-Order Now!

 

Amazon Echo Plus

Offering all the same great benefits of the Amazon Echo, with a few additions. The Amazon Echo Plus brings you the additional benefit of having a built-in hub. With this hub, you can directly set up and control your smart home devices. Alexa can control your compatible smart lights, thermostats, locks, garage doors, sprinklers, and more. Set up devices from Philips Hue, GE, Kwikset, and others without the need for a separate hub. Just ask Alexa to discover your connected devices. 

Amazon Echo Plus with Built In Hub

Amazon is currently offering a bundle with the Echo Plus AND a Phillips Hue Bulb for $149.99

This item will be released on October 31, 2017. 

Echo Plus

Amazon Echo Plus Specs:

  • Built-in hub for simple setup of compatible smart home devices
  • 2.5″ woofer and 0.6″ tweeter
  • Dual speakers with room-filling sound, powered by Dolby
  • Streaming Wi-fi music (including Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more)
  • Line-out with 3.5 mm cable or Bluetooth
  • Free audio calls to US, Mexico, and Canada
  • Control smart home devices
  • Amazon Echo Plus size: 9.3″ x 3.3″ x 3.3″, 33.6 oz. (235 mm x 84 mm x 84 mm, 954 grams)

Pre-Order Now!

Amazon Echo Spot

The Echo Spot brings you everything you love about Alexa, in an all-new stylish and compact design that can show you things. This device is made for your bedside, but Lord – please don’t show anyone my face first thing in the morning.  Just ask to see the weather, get the news with a video flash briefing, set an alarm, see lyrics with Amazon Music, see your calendar, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. Personalize your Spot with a collection of clock faces to suit your style or set a photo background from Prime Photos. Plus, make calls to friends and family or make video calls to anyone with an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App.

Amazon Echo Spot Alarm Clock ScreenThe Echo Spot offers features similar to that of the Echo Show, just with a smaller screen.

So what will you use the Echo Spot for? Just ask to see the weather, get the news with a video flash briefing, set an alarm, see lyrics with Amazon Music, see your calendar, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. Personalize your Spot with a collection of clock faces to suit your style or set a photo background from Prime Photos. Plus, make calls to friends and family or make video calls to anyone with an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App.

Echo Spot features 2nd generation far-field technology with four microphones, beamforming technology, and enhanced noise cancellation so it can hear you from across the room (even while music is playing!)

If you have more than one Echo, Alexa responds intelligently from the Echo you’re closest to with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception). This is a huge bonus. We have 3 Echo Dots upstairs and it’s so super annoying when we tell Alexa to set an alarm and it sets on all 3 devices. 

 
 
Price: $129.99
 
This item will be released on December 19, 2017. 

Amazon Echo Spot Specs:

  • Play video from Amazon Video and more
  • Streaming Wi-fi music (including Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more)
  • Line-out with 3.5 mm cable or Bluetooth
  • Free audio calls to US, Mexico, and Canada
  • Control smart home devices
  • Echo Spot size: 4.1″ x 3.8″ x 3.6″, 14.8 oz. (104 mm x 97 mm x 91 mm, 419 grams)

Pre-Order Now!

All-New Amazon Fire TV 4K Ultra HD and Ultra Dynamic Range (HDR)

Meet the All-New Amazon Fire TV featuring 4K Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range (HDR). The Fire TV will bring you everything you loved the original version, but they’ve upped the game with 4k and more voice control.  

Fire TV is easy to setup, connecting to your HDTV’s HDMI port. You simply plug it in, turn it on and it’s ready to go.  

Amazon FireTV 4K

Brilliant 4K picture quality

Experience true-to-life picture quality from thousands of immersive 4K Ultra HD titles from Amazon Video, Netflix, and more when connected to a 4K Ultra HD or HDR compatible TV.

New Alexa Integration

With Alexa, Amazon Fire TV can control smart home enabled lights, thermostats, and other compatible devices. Plus, play music, view camera feeds on your TV, check the weather, and more. Starting today, smart home camera support is available on all Fire TV devices and second-generation Fire TV Stick devices in the U.S. Simply say, “Alexa, show the nursery camera” to view the feed on your TV. Smart home camera support on Fire TV currently works on a range of devices from companies including Arlo, Ring, Nest, and August.

Price: $69.99 – but for a limited time, you can get an all-new Fire TV and Echo Dot together for $79.99. OR purchase a  Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot together for $59.99—a 33 percent savings.

Eligible customers who purchase and activate the all-new Fire TV by November 15, 2017 will also receive two months of Hulu (Limited or No Commercials), a one-month trial of SHOWTIME, and a $10 credit to rent or buy content from Amazon Video– a value of up to $45. 

Fire TV Specs

The new Fire TV will offer smooth and responsive performance with a 1.5 Ghz quad-core processor and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Plus it comes with 2GB of memory and 8 GB of storage in a new design that fits seamlessly behind your TV.

This item will be released on October 25, 2017. 

Pre-Order Now!

Amazon Echo Connect

Remember when we had home phones? Amazon is bringing the home phone back, but with a new twist. With the Echo Connect and a compatible Echo device, you can ask Alexa to call anyone using your home phone service—all you have to do is ask.

Amazon Echo Connect Speaker PhoneEcho Connect uses your home phone number, either landline or VoIP, friends and family recognize the call. Answer your home phone on your Echo from across the room, so you can easily talk to anyone hands-free when you’re busy making dinner or away from the phone.

With the Alexa App, the contacts on your mobile phone stay in sync with Alexa, so you never have to look up a number stored on your phone. When you receive a call from someone in your contact list, Alexa will announce who is calling. 

Price is $34.99

Echo connect releases on December 13, 2017. 

Pre-Order Now!

Amazon Echo Buttons

Okay, so these look like so much fun. What is an Amazon Echo Button, you ask? Echo Buttons are Alexa Gadgets. The Echo Buttons will deliver a new way to play games through your compatible Echo device. Each button illuminates and can be pressed to trigger a variety of gameplay experiences powered by Alexa.

Amazon Echo Buttons - New Amazon Devices

Bring back game night with a variety of Alexa Skills such as Beat the Intro from Musicplode, Dungeon Escape, and Sounds Fun with Mike Epps from Ground Control. Echo Buttons will be available as a pair for $19.99.

As of right now, the Amazon Echo Buttons are pending authorization, as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. The Amazon site features a message stating that Echo Buttons are not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained. Hurry up, these look like a lot of fun!

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There they are! The newest Amazon devices for 2017, pre-order now for Christmas. I know what I’m adding to my Amazon wish list!

Are You Ready For Amazon Prime Day?

Are You Ready For Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is on July 11th this year (that’s on Tuesday in case you are calendar challenged like myself.) I hope your bank account is ready for this! I kid, well kind of. In case you are new to the Amazon Prime Day game, let’s chat.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is the annual sale exclusively for Amazon Prime members. The deals are deep and some say better than Black Friday deals!  This July 11 is the third annual Prime Day. Did I mention you MUST be an Amazon Prime member? If you aren’t keep reading!

Amazon Prime DayFree Amazon Prime Membership

You are in luck! Get a free Amazon Prime membership before Amazon Prime day. See below: 

Get a free Amazon prime membership for 30 days with a trial – click here

Get a 6-month free Amazon Prime membership if you are a student – click here.

When Does Prime Day Start?

Shop deals as early as 6pm PT / 9pm ET on July 10, 2017. That’s right – even though Prime Day is officially on July 11th – the deals start early!  New deals start as often as every 5 minutes for 30 hours straight.

The Deals Go QUICK!

Watch out, these deals go quick. You will be waitlisted if the deal is full. If additional items become available (if someone doesn’t check out in time, this enables those on the wait list to get the deal) – you will be notified on your mobile device. 

Amazon Prime Day Deals!

We all want to know about those deals! Let’s talk about what we know if going to be on sale and also how to shop on Prime Day. That’s right, this isn’t your typical Amazon shopping experience. It’s like Black Friday style, minus the fights, tents and news crews. 

Amazon Prime Day Sneak Peek 

Here are the deals that have been released – there will be MORE. I’m crossing my fingers to get another great deal on a second Instant Pot! Our friends at TaoTronics sent us a list of all of their Prime Day Deals so keep reading for those as well!

You can view ALL EARLY RELEASED DEALS HERE

Prime Day Lightning Deals

Here are the sneak peek deals from TaeTronics. These will be lightning deals at the times listed below. 

July 10th Lightning Deals

TaoTronics Ultrasonic Humidifiers for Bedroom
8:00 am – 2:00 pm 

TaoTronics Wireless Portable Bluetooth Transmitter
8:00 am – 2:00 pm 

July 11th Lightning Deals

RAVPower Wall Charger RAVPower 40W 4-Port USB Plug Charger 8A
8:00 AM- 2:00 PM

TaoTronics Table Lamps
9:00 AM-3:00 PM

TaoTronics Clip Light Dimmable LED Desk Lamps
1:50 PM-7:50 PM

RAVPower 60W 12A 6-Port USB Charger
6:25 AM-12:25 PM

TaoTronics Wireless Neckband Headset with Noise Cancelling Mic
3:55 PM-9:55 PM

TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones Wireless Sports Earphones
4:50 PM-10:50 PM

TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp Eye-caring Table Lamps
3:45 AM-9:45 AM

TaoTronics Table Lamp for Bedroom
12:25 PM-6:25 PM

TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Nano Coating Waterproof Sports Headphones
6:20 AM-12:20 PM

TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter / Receiver
5:10 PM-11:10 PM

TaoTronics Ultrasonic Humidifiers with 3.5L/0.95 gallon Large Capacity
5:15 PM-11:15PM

RAVPower Portable Charger 22000mAh Power Banks
4:35 PM-10:35 PM

TaoTronics Cool Mist Humidifier
10:50AM-4:50 PM

TaoTronics 1080P HD WiFi Security IP Camera
2:50 PM – 8:50 PM

TaoTronics Ultrasonic Humidifiers for Bedroom
8:00 AM -2:00 PM

Voice Shopping with Alexa

There will be spotlight deals and thousands of lightning deals through the day (starting on July 10th!) 

This year, Amazon is upping the game enabling and trying to get people into voice shopping with Alexa.  

Voice Shopping with Amazon Alexa

Shop by voice with the Amazon Echo and Alexa

Prime members with an Alexa-enabled device such as an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot will have access to exclusive Alexa Prime Day voice shopping deals.

BONUS – I just read on Amazon that you get a $10 credit with your first order from Alexa!

How do you Voice Shop with Alexa? 

It’s simple. Ask Alexa “Alexa, what are your deals?” You can view all of the Alexa voice shopping deals here. Make sure to check on Amazon Prime Day as they will be exclusive for that day!

Prime Now Offer

Have you use Prime Now?  Prime Now is ULTRA-FASH DELIVERY available in 30 cities in the U.S. (How fast? 2 hour fast!) 

Now thru Prime Day, members will get $10 off their first Prime Now order and $10 off their next Prime Now order when you use the promotional code: 10PRIMEDAY 

Amazon Assistant Setup

Have you seen the Amazon Assistant? Here is what it is and how to set it up!

Amazon Assistant is a desktop browser add on that will notify you when deals that you’ve watched go live! This is a great way to score on those deals that I mentioned that go quick. Other features on the Amazon Assistant:

  • Order Updates
  • Product Comparisons
  • Universal Registry and Lists
  • Shortcuts
  • Watched Deal Notifications (this is what I mentioned) 

Amazon Assistant works with the following desktop browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Sogou Explorer
  • 360 Safe Browser
  • 360 Quick Browser
  • Opera
  • Sleipnir

To setup the Amazon Assistant, click here

Sheesh. Okay, I think that does it for all the info you could want on Amazon Prime Day. Again, let’s cross our fingers and say a prayer for those Instant Pots to go on sale CHEAP! And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, we will be posting the best Prime Day deals all day on July 10th-July 11th!

Happy Prime Day Shopping!

Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon Kindle Fire

amazon kindle fire

Have you seen Amazon’s Kindle Fire?

The newest version of the Amazon Kindle has just released – except this time it’s ready to take on some of the features of our beloved iPad.

The Kindle Fire gives you the same Kindle features that you’ve come to know and love, but this time Amazon has added in web, movies, apps and games.

Kindle Fire Features

Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon’s revolutionary, cloud-accelerated web browser

First and foremost – I’d like to say – YES, you can play Angry Birds on the Kindle Fire!

  • 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
  • Thousands of popular apps and games, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more
  • Ultra-fast web browsing – Amazon Silk
  • Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle – same as an iPad
  • Fast, powerful dual-core processor
  • Favorite children’s books, graphic novels, and magazines in rich color
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Stunning Color Touchscreen

7″ vibrant color touchscreen the delivers 16 million colors in high resolution

Magazines in Rich Color

Enjoy your favorite magazines in full color on the Amazon Kindle Fire. A number of special edition titles will include built-in video, audio and other interactive features.

Simple to Use

Designed for simplicity and intuitiveness.

100,000 Movies and TV Shows

Amazon offers over 100,000 movies and TV shows for purchase or rent.

If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can enjoy unlimited unlimited, commercial-free streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV shows for free (included with your membership).

Extra Durable Display

The Kindle Fire is chemicallly strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic, making it extra durable and resistant to any accidents that may happen.

Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

If you have an Amazon Prime membership, Kindle owners can choose from thousands of books to borrow for free!

This is just the start of the features!

View the full list here.

Amazon Kindle Fire Specs

Specs: 7″ multi-touch display, 1024×600 pixel resolution
7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45
14.6 ounces
8GB internal storage, unlimited cloud storage for amazon content
up to 8 hours battery (reading), or 7.5hrs video playback

How Much is the Kindle Fire?

At a price point of $199 – the Kindle Fire is ready to take the tablets to a new price point level, but the question is how will this effect the current table marketplace?

Click to Purchase a Kindle Fire

Amazon & Social Responsibility – Pedophile Book, REALLY Amazon?

Amazon & Social Responsibility – Pedophile Book, REALLY Amazon?

I’m disturbed on so many levels.

REALLY Amazon?

Perhaps you can recall this. In November of 2008, Motrin released a video which blew up the social media jabber and coined the term Motrin Moms – representing the Moms who spoke out about their disbelief in the video.

Fast forward to November 2010 – and now we have another situation buzzing around but this issue is way more disturbing than a video about Motrin. It involves Amazon.com largest internet retailer is SMACK in the middle of it all. It’s such poor taste – you would think this is a bad joke.

When you read this, what are your first thoughts? (SEE Update below)

The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure

amazon pedophile books disgusting

Feel free to PUKE. I feel like I am going to. This is an e-book that Amazon is carrying in their Kindle store. I’m not linking to it. And if the title wasn’t sick enough. Here is the description:

This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian rules for these adults to follow. I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter sentences should they ever be caught.

There are politics and then there is down right disgusting immoral yuck.  And Amazon is crying censorship – but what about SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?

Amazon Pedophile Book

Social Responsibility

Social responsibility is an ethical ideology or theory that an entity, be it an organization or individual, has an obligation to act to benefit society at large. This responsibility can be passive, by avoiding engaging in socially harmful acts, or active, by performing activities that directly advance social goals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_responsibility

AND Even More Disturbing

The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure eBook is now the #65 top seller in the Kindle store. Yep. That means the author and creator of all of this disgusting Amazon non-sense,  Phillip R. Greaves, 2nd is making money off this.

FED Bait

My husband said what if this is FED bait. Where FEDs use a tease to get leads on possible pedophiles. Maybe. Possibly. Doubtfully. Maybe this is an unfunny joke.

Use Your Voice

You have a voice. Use it. Blog, tweet and spread the word. Amazon is the Walmart of the internet. Bringing them down isn’t going to happen. But letting them know your thoughts on this dumb move is essential.  The power of many will get this removed.

Post a Review

With an Amazon account – you can post a review of this product – so far 2,447 have reviewed.

Post an Image

With an Amazon account – you can also post a customer image.

Around the Blogosphere

Go Social Justice:

http://sweetgrace.typepad.com/the_inadvertent_farmer/

Amazon Defends Pedophile Book:

http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/10/amazon-defends-pedophile-how-to-guide/

UPDATE:

No More Pedophile Book on Amazon!

The Yes.
The power of people forced Amazon’s removal of the book. Amazon saved face and the internet can return to it’s chatter.

The No.
Social Responsibility is a worldly issue – online and off. The fact that books, videos, etc like this exist shows there are some sick people in the world. The fact that Amazon would cry censorship until being beaten down by it’s tribe? Sorry when someone even mentions the world pedophile, I get sick, so especially on this topic – ick.

And the author of this pedophile book is the winner still. Before the internet explosion – he had sold 1 copy. Last night – the book was in the top 65 on the Kindle best seller list. Read this interview with the author – then pray for this guy.

What Can We Do?
Keep fighting the good fight for causes that matter – both big and small. If your heart hurts when you hear something, you can do something about that. Just move.