Amazon Hardware Event 2023: Updates on the new Echo Show 8, Alexa, smart glasses and more

Welcome to the company's usual fall gadget deluge.

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Amazon just announced a number of new products. As it typically does every September, the company held a device-and-service focused event this morning at its recently opened HQ2 in Arlington, Virginia.

We saw a new Echo Show 8 model, fresh products from Amazon brands like Blink, Eero and Ring, and a lot of talk about AI and shifting paradigms. If you'd like to re-live the event as it happened, you can find our liveblog from the event below. But if you just want to skip straight to the biggest news, here's a list of everything newsworthy from HQ2 today:


Hands-ons and first impressions

Live Updates
  • Aaron Souppouris

    Amazon's $180 Echo Hub is a smart home control panel for your wall

    Don't call it a tablet! Amazon's Echo Hub is an 8-inch display that's intended to be wall-mounted. It's pitched as a new way to control smart home devices, featuring widgets, camera feeds and the all-new Map View.

  • Aaron Souppouris

    Amazon's Map View puts your smart home devices on a digital floor plan

    Amazon has revealed a Map View for controlling your smart home devices. It's a digital floor plan that allows you to, for instance, tap on lights to switch them on, or select an Echo speaker to change the volume.

  • Aaron Souppouris

    While Billy's checking out all the new Echo and Alexa goodness, we'll continue dropping some news stories from today's event that you might be interested in:

    Amazon debuts a $120 Bluetooth-enabled Fire TV Soundbar

    Amazon has added a brand new soundbar to its Fire line, as well as refreshed streaming sticks.

  • Billy Steele

    And that's it! We're heading to the demo area now. Keep it locked on Engadget for all of the news from today's event. Thanks for joining me!

  • Billy Steele

    He says Amazon is still focused on customers, trying to make their lives better every day.

  • Billy Steele

    We're headed to the demo area soon, where we'll get to see some of the new items. Maybe all of them? Hard to say.

  • Billy Steele

    Dave is back to close out. He's rehashing all of the news, including the improvements to Alexa and all of the new hardware.

  • Aaron Souppouris

    Amazon's Eero Max 7 will have 10-gigabit Ethernet speeds

    Amazon just announced the Eero Max 7, a WiFi device that combines a router, a range extender and a repeater all for the low low price of... $600.

  • Billy Steele

    Now we're getting a video with all the things an Alexa-run smart home offers. Lots of automation, as you might expect.

  • Billy Steele

    It's coming later this year for $180.