Amazon announced the Echo Pop, which features a hemispherical design and a front-facing speaker.


Amazon on Wednesday announced two new Echo smart speakers, including one with a funky, hemispherical design, and a revamped version of its Echo Buds headphones.

The company introduced the Echo Pop, which features a new hemispherical form factor, a front-facing speaker and a built-in Eero, which extends users’ mesh Wi-Fi coverage. The Echo Pop will cost $39.99, making it cheaper than many of Amazon’s existing Echo devices.

Amazon also debuted a revamped 5-inch Echo Show smart display that features an all-new speaker system with deeper bass, and the company’s AZ2 neural edge processor, making it faster than its predecessor. The new Echo Show 5 will cost $89.99.

The company also released a new version of its wireless Echo Buds, which will cost $49.99. In a departure from the previous Echo Buds, the headphones are not fully in-ear and have a short stem. They look more like Apples AirPods.

Amazon introduced a third-generation version of its Echo Buds headphones.


Amazon has steadily expanded its range of Echo devices since launching its first smart speakers in 2014. The product quickly became a household sensation and helped kick-start the voice-activated smart speaker market. Amazon has typically launched devices at extremely cheap prices with the goal of promoting its other products and services, such as Prime subscriptions.