Amazon unveils a slew of new devices, including revamped Echo Dot, Alexa-powered microwave and more

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Amazon is taking the wraps off of a slew of new devices.

During a pop-up event at its Seattle headquarters, the tech giant unveiled a brand new version of its Echo Dot, which features big boosts to its sound quality - broadcasting sounds at 70 percent louder volumes.

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The revamped Echo Dot, which the firm said is it's best-selling speaker ever, is expected to begin shipping next month and costs the same as prior versions at $49.99.

Amazon also revealed an Alexa-powered microwave, which lets users heat up their food hands-free.

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The microwave is priced at $60 and will start shipping later this year.

Buyers must already own an Alexa-equipped speaker to take advantage of voice commands.

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Alongside the microwave, Amazon announced a new Echo Show, Echo Plus, Amazon Smart Plug, Echo 'Input,' in-car gadget, amplifier, subwoofer, a wall clock and a slew of other Alexa-equipped accessories.

The microwave is compact and can fit right on your counter-top, according to Amazon.

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Users simply press an Alexa button on the microwave and give it a cooking command, such as 'two minutes and 30 seconds on medium.' The microwave will then start cooking.

'The AmazonBasics Microwave includes dozens of quick-cook voice presets, so you can cook just by asking Alexa,' the firm explained.

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In a demo, Amazon's head of devices Dave Limp cooked a potato using the device, which can even figure out how long to microwave something without a specific command.

Amazon's screen-equipped Echo Show also got a major upgrade.

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The company said it's been 'completely redesigned' with a bigger screen and a better sound system that produces deeper basses and crisper highs, making it 'perfect for listening to your favorite music.'

At 10 inches, the HD display is twice as large as the original Echo Show. It also features an 8-mic array,...
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