Amazon’s latest Echo Frames glasses are both smart and stylish technology news

The new Echo Frames are also supercharged by the new Alexa LLM AI.

Amazon Echo FramesAmazon Echo Frames come in different formfactors (Image credit: Anuj Bhatia/The Indian Express)

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Amazon’s fall event primarily focused on new AI features and capabilities coming to Echo and Fire TV devices. However, it also included the launch of Echo Frames and a smart glass designed in collaboration with Carrera Eyewear.

The new Echo Frames are also supercharged by the new Alexa LLM AI. Unlike most smart glasses in the market, Amazon has taken a unique approach this time as the Echo Frames look a lot like regular glasses. According to Amazon, the Echo Frames offer “a combination of high-end fashion with Alexa artificial intelligence (AI).”

In terms of design too, Amazon is offering a variety of options, and the new Echo Frames are available in multiple styles, including Modern Rectangle, Rectangle, Round, Square, Cat Eye, Carrera Cruiser and Carrera Sprinter, most of which Are attractive in appearance. Just like a traditional pair of glasses. Amazon has partnered with Boomerang for prescription lenses.

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In terms of features, the Echo Frames are IPX4-rated for water resistance, and the lenses offer UV400 protection, making them suitable as sunglasses. In terms of battery life, the Echo Frames can provide up to six hours of continuous media playback on a single charge with support for gesture input, which can be used to answer calls and control music.

What can you do with Echo Frames?

The new Echo Frames also serve as a Bluetooth audio device, which can stream music when paired with a smartphone, tablet or laptop. With a built-in microphone, these glasses can also be used for video and audio calls. Apart from all these features, Echo Frames can be used to summon Alexa. Echo Frames can be used to listen to music and watch movies, and also to control smart devices with voice commands.

The base model of the Echo Frames starts at $269.99, and the Carrera Smart Glasses cost $389.99, both currently available for pre-order on Amazon.

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First published: 21-09-2023 at 15:05 IST

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