Amazon announces new Echo smart speaker with improved sound quality

Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored
Updated Wed September 25, 2019

Amazon introduced 3rd generation of its Echo smart speaker today, featuring improved sound quality. The device is $99.99 and comes in a new twilight blue shade. It's up for preorders today.

Improved hardware should deliver a more robust and wider soundstage. It still keeps far-field microphones and the design remains largely the same with buttons located on top. We'll be going hands-on soon with the all-new Amazon products announced today.

Amazon Echo, 3rd Generation ($99.99; amazon.com)