Amazon is holding its annual fall {hardware} occasion on Tuesday, September twenty eighth beginning at 12PM ET / 9AM PT. It’s invite-only, and whereas Amazon mentioned it could share information about “devices, features and services,” it’s not elaborating on which product strains may get updates or what new units may very well be revealed.

If final yr was any indication, anticipate to see an enormous quantity of {hardware}. Final yr, Amazon unveiled a brand new spherical Echo with Zigbee assist and “premium, adaptive sound” from Dolby, spherical Echo Dots (one which got here with a clock), and the Echo Present 10 received a motorized base that turns its display to face you whilst you’re interacting with it. It additionally added Netflix assist.

Plus, Amazon unveiled its AWS-powered gaming service Luna together with a particular Luna Controller. And Amazon’s Ring launched its At all times Dwelling Cam, a safety drone for your own home (which has but to be launched as of this writing). The Fireplace Stick and its Eero routers each received refreshes as effectively.

Now let’s discuss this yr’s occasion. We’ve just a few rumors and educated guesses about what Amazon has on faucet.

Possible: An Alexa-powered soundbar, wall-mounted Echo, and an Echo Auto replace

Amazon doesn’t usually see its merchandise leak forward of official bulletins as a lot as another corporations (coughiPhonecough), however there’s been a good quantity of robust proof about what could also be coming subsequent. Bloomberg had information {that a} wall-mounted Echo is probably going. It might have a a lot bigger 15-inch show that may very well be mounted on a wall or a stand and may very well be a management panel for different sensible house units.

An Alexa-powered soundbar with an built-in digicam that may make video calls simpler can be anticipated, per Bloomberg. And whereas there weren’t many particulars accessible, Bloomberg reported an replace for the Echo Auto can be within the works (keep in mind Echo Auto?). A picture of what seemed to be the Ring-branded sprint digicam first introduced by Ring final September confirmed up in June. The so-called Automobile Cam would have Alexa integration and have the ability to file video from the dashboard. If Amazon does plan to replace Echo Auto, a Automobile Cam would make sense.

We’re additionally anticipating to lastly see the At all times Dwelling Cam drone Amazon confirmed off final yr. But, that possible gained’t be the one Ring {hardware}. Another updates to the Ring product line appear possible as effectively.

Unlikely: The Vesta robotic and the Seeker children’ wearable

The long-rumored Echo house robotic Vesta now appears unlikely to launch this yr— if it ever does — although it reportedly had 800 workers engaged on it and reached “late prototype stage.” Insider reported earlier this yr that folks concerned with Vesta’s growth had been involved it “could turn into another Fire Phone,” one of many largest Amazon {hardware} misfires in, effectively, ever.

It additionally appears unlikely we’ll see Seeker, the rumored Alexa-enabled wearable for youths, which might include GPS monitoring. It was reportedly on the Amazon roadmap for 2020, however its destiny is unclear at this level.

And after Amazon introduced a brand new Paperwhite final week, it appears unlikely we’ll see extra within the Kindle division on the occasion.

Unsure: Alexa sleep apnea tracker?

There have been experiences earlier this yr that Amazon was growing an Alexa-enabled gadget that would observe and monitor sleep apnea. Whether or not we’ll see that at Tuesday’s occasion is anybody’s guess at this level.


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