Amazon Echo Frames glasses with Alexa now available for $250


Amazon Echo Frames

Todd Haselton | CNBC

Amazon‘s glasses that let you talk to Alexa are now available for anybody to buy.

The new Echo Frames price $249.99 and can ship Dec. 10. Amazon launched the Frames at its annual {hardware} occasion final 12 months as a part of its lineup of “Day 1” merchandise, however they had been solely available to shoppers on an invitation-only foundation.

Amazon launched enhancements to the second-generation Echo Frames primarily based on suggestions from invite-only customers.

Among the updates are as much as 40% longer battery life, an auto off characteristic to maximise battery life when the glasses aren’t in use, an upgraded “VIP Filter,” which now not solely lets customers prioritize notifications from sure apps and contacts, but in addition calendar alerts and group messages, in addition to an “Auto Volume” characteristic that routinely adjusts the gadget’s quantity primarily based on the noise degree of a consumer’s surrounding surroundings. Echo Frames additionally are available in three new colours: trendy tortoise, horizon blue and basic black.

The lenses are clear however Amazon mentioned prospects can get prescription lenses put in at a LensCrafters retailer.

Users who bought the first-generation Echo Frames through invitation will be capable of buy the upgraded model for $70, Amazon mentioned. An Amazon spokesperson declined to say what number of customers purchased the Echo Frames as a part of the invite-only program.

While the Echo Frames are “graduating” to a full launch, Amazon mentioned it is sunsetting one other “Day 1 Edition” product, the Echo Loop ring. The Echo Loop, additionally launched final 12 months, was a titanium ring that allow customers discuss to Alexa.

Customers who purchased the Echo Loop will proceed to obtain updates and help for the gadget, Amazon mentioned.