Amazon’s Echo Frames are now available for anyone to buy, and are getting improvements in audio quality, a longer battery life, new colours, and more features. Amazon announced that the Alexa-equipped Echo Frames are getting an upgrade, and are no longer in beta. They were introduced last year as a Day 1 Edition product and were only available via invitation. There is also support for calendars and group messaging on the second-generation Echo Frames. They are up for pre-order now, and will begin shipping on December 10. Meanwhile, Echo Loop, a smart ring with Alexa support, is being discontinued.
The upgraded Echo Frames are priced at $249.99 (roughly Rs. 18, 500) and are up for sale in the US, although their international availability is not clear as of now. They are now available in three colour options: Modern Tortoise, Horizon Blue, and Classic Black.
Amazon said that the battery life of the upgraded Echo Frames has improved; it is now up to 40 percent longer. As per the listing on Amazon, the Echo Frames deliver two hours of talk time and Alexa interactions, or non-stop media playback of four hours, on a full charge. A new feature also turns off the frames when they are placed upside down for three seconds, which will further help in increasing battery life.