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Alexa is Wearable! Introducing the New Echo Frames Eyeglasses, Loop Ring, and Buds Earpiece

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Check out what’s new in Amazon Devices!

At the Amazon Devices Event in Seattle, the company unveiled a bunch of new Alexa-powered devices. Before revealing the new products, Dave Limp, senior vice president of Amazon Devices, began by addressing the issue of privacy. This has been an ongoing concern for users of Alexa and other home automation devices that record sound and video.


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Here are some new features Amazon is rolling out to protect the privacy of its customers:

  • You can now say, “Alexa, tell me what you heard,” and Alexa will read back your most recent voice request.
  • You can also opt to have voice recordings older than three months or 18 months automatically deleted on an ongoing basis. This auto delete option is available in the Privacy Hub.
  • There’s a new setting called Alexa Communications for Kids, which will allow you to determine the contacts kids can talk to on an Echo Dot Kids Edition.
  • Ring video doorbells have a new feature called Home Mode, which will pause audio and video recordings when the owner is home.

In addition to a renewed focus on privacy, Amazon is striving to improve Alexa’s mobility. Here’s a preview of three new wearable devices that are designed to make it easy for you to take Alexa wherever you go:


man wearing Amazon Echo Frames with woman

1. Echo Frames

These Alexa-enabled glasses look like regular prescription glasses and at just 31 grams, they’re lightweight enough to feel like regular glasses too. Although they come without prescription lenses, you can work with your eye doctor to have them added to your Echo Frames.

These smart glasses don’t have a camera or display to obstruct your vision, but they do provide all-day access to Alexa while keeping your hands, ears, and eyes free to engage with the world around you.

woman wearing Amazon Echo Frames

The microphones in Echo Frames are designed to respond to the voice of the person wearing them, and they can be turned off with the double-press of a button. Amazon’s open-ear technology directs sound to your ears and minimizes what others can hear while leaving your ears uncovered, so you can remain more present in your surroundings.

The Echo Frames smart glasses are part of Amazon’s new Day 1 Editions program for experimental Alexa products. Day 1 Editions products will be available in limited volumes and by invitation only. The invitational price reflects the company’s desire to get real feedback from customers before offering a more widespread launch of a new product.

To request an invitation and get a chance to receive this item at the introductory price of $179.99, visit the product page on Amazon.com. If your invitation is accepted, your Echo Frames will ship later this year. After the introductory period, the price will increase to $249.99.


man wearing Echo Loop with girl at store

2. Echo Loop

This Alexa-enabled smart ring will give you more information at your fingertips, literally. Echo Loop has 2 microphones activated by a button tap, the smallest speaker ever on an Echo device, and a haptic engine that vibrates discreetly when you receive notifications or an incoming call.

Paired with your phone, this ring lets you access information throughout the day, making it easy to connect with Alexa for simple tasks like turning on the lights, checking movie showtimes, or calling home. Although Echo Loop is water-resistant to allow hand-washing, neither swimming nor showering with it are recommended.

Like the Echo Frames, the Echo Loop is a Day 1 Edition product. To request an invitation and get a chance to receive this item at the introductory price of $129.99, visit this item’s product page on Amazon.com. If your invitation is accepted, your Echo Loop will ship later this year. After the introductory period, the price will increase to $179.99.


woman wearing Amazon Echo Buds

3. Echo Buds

Echo Buds offer customers hands-free access to Alexa on-the-go, all while offering immersive sound. You can stream music, play Audible books, make calls, or request a rideshare – just ask Alexa!

To deliver crisp, clear vocals, and dynamic bass, each earbud comes equipped with two premium, balanced armature drivers inspired by those used in the music industry. Bose Active Noise Reduction Technology and sealed in-ear design with a customizable fit limits background noise.

These sweat-resistant wireless earbuds have 5 hours of battery life on their own and up to 20 hours of battery life with the charging case. This product will be released on October 30 and can be pre-ordered now.

To learn more about the new Alexa-enabled devices unveiled at yesterday’s Amazon Devices Event, visit Amazon’s Day One blog.


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Comments 11

  1. E

    First I thought this was a joke. Then I read the whole post and determined it must not be a joke. This is such a bad idea and an invasion of not only the buyers privacy but those around them! Imagine a doctor has the device on their glasses or finger and a patient doesn’t know this. Their entire private health conversation is then recorded!!! How horrible!!! Who actually believes that Amazon will delete recordings or not record other people’s conversations— not just the wearer’s conversations.

  2. kema

    So basically paying Amazon to spy on you all the time. Sounds like a great plan.

    • UGR

      and to spy on everyone else, creepy.

  3. Drew

    I signed up for all 3!

  4. Stacey

    Not to mention all this extra technology attached to us 24/7. Who knows the long term health effects? They say cell phones can cause cancer, even though mines always near by.

  5. Tina

    If anyone has any doubt that Alexa’s not listening just google “Alexa calls cops on man allegedly beating his girlfriend” posted by New York post. So I guess it was good that this girlfriend had Alexa, it pretty much saved her life. Otherwise if you want a complete recording of your life for someone else’s testing and tracking this is the perfect product for you:) Thanks Hip2Save for updating us on the latest “intelligence”!

    • Ap927

      Googled it, and the New York Times article clearly stated the woman was heard in the 911 recording saying “Alexa call 911”! Stop trying to scare people with inaccurate stories.

  6. Meredith

    This is so creepy! I hope that people realize that by buying these, they are trading their own privacy (and those around them) for a slight convenience. These “personal assistants” from Amazon are way too personal.

  7. agh925

    This is so weird… I love having Alexa at home, but I have Siri on the go. Not sure why I’d need this?

  8. Ang

    Sounds great for disabled people.
    If I misplace my Alexa glasses I hope I can tell at them and have them respond. It would totally be worth the price 😂

    • peretz12

      Haha I didn’t think of that. That would be funny if you could find your lost glasses this way. My dad would need them.

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