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Portable headsets for set-top boxes, 4 new Alexa devices are coming to India next month tech

Four Indian manufacturers announced Monday to launch new products, such as portable headsets, smart speakers and set-top boxes with built-in Amazon Alexa.

The hardware manufacturers are iBall, Sirena Technologies, boAt and MyBox that Alexa have integrated into their products with the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) that lets developers integrate Alexa directly into their products, bringing the convenience of voice control to any connected device.

All four devices will be available from next month so that customers can ask questions, play music, operate smart home devices and more, according to the AVS in a statement.

"Breathe-M" from iBall is a wireless Bluetooth headset over the ear with built-in microphone for just Rs 2.225, while "Vood" from Sirena Technologies is being touted as one of the world's smallest portable smart speakers for Rs 2,699.

"BoAt Stone 700A" is a shock and water resistant smart speaker for Rs 7.999 and the "MyBox" Alexa Kit for the set-top box (STB), combined with a voice remote control, costs just R.999.

Previous built-in Alexa devices launched in India were Pulse 3 and Plus 3 Max headphones from Motorola for Rs 1.599 and Rs 2.599 and Bose Home Speaker 500, Bose Soundbar 500 and Soundbar 700 for Rs 39,000, Rs 59,000 and Rs 79,000 respectively. , respectively.

Amazon launched a new line-up of Echo devices and an Echo partner in India last month.

At Rs 4.499 the Echo Dot comes with a new loudspeaker for a clear sound and an updated design of the fabric. Echo Plus with a built-in Zigbee hub, an upgraded loudspeaker and a new design costs Rs 14.999. With Echo Sub you can add rich bass to music playback on Echo devices for Rs 12.999.

Echo Dot and Echo Plus will be delivered this month while Echo Sub will be available later this year. READ ALSO: Amazon launches an Alexa powered microwave, a wall clock and more

Published for the first time: October 22, 2018 10:23 IST

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