As an executive at Amazon To introduce the world to the company’s “next big lips”, Deja Vu spread a feeling over me. It only became as strong Events As progress has been made, many new Amazon products seem to be incredibly familiar. The company has To borrow popular product designs and sell them at much lower prices.
This is certainly not an uncommon practice বিশাল huge retailers across America like Walmart and Costco have forever offered low-cost store-brand lines. But none of them make glamorous keynotes to call their products “innovations”. While Amazon has actually brought some unique technologies to the world in the past, this year the company’s “innovations” seem to be doing what it does best: reducing the rest.
Hello View: Twinning with Fitbit
With , Amazon is basically adding a display to its existing screenless health-tracking band. But the shape and style of the view is so similar It is difficult to separate the two. Of course, there are many ways you can stick a rectangular display on a wrist, but Amazon’s imitation doesn’t stop there. It has today launched a new Hello Fitness and Hello Nutrition service that will provide a guide on how to work out and eat well.
It’s basically Fitbit Premium, which provides a guide to working out and eating well. Oh and Fitbit’s $ 10-monthly service also provides tips for meditation and sleep. After a trial period, an Amazon subscription costs just ড 4 per month, and the $ 80 Hello View new charge is 100 100 cheaper than the 5. The view probably won’t work like a Fitbit tracker, which is quite sophisticated. Still, considering the price, Amazon will probably sell a lot of them.
Amazon Smart Thermostat: Lose frills for a fraction of the price
Amazon has teamed up with existing thermostat brand Honeywell to create one Smart thermostat Which will work with most existing 24V HVAC (most common for residential HVAC systems). You can control it with a separate Alexa-enabled device and set custom routines for heating and cooling. The company has not yet released much information about its thermostat, but what we can see is that the device has a round-rectangular shape of the EcoBy Smart Thermostat with the color scheme of the Google Nest product.
Many existing smart thermostats from brands like Ecoby, Sensibo and Google’s Nest do much more, but Amazon is downplaying the competition by selling its version for just 60 60. The Nest thermostat, launched last year, was priced at $ 130, while one .
Blink Camera: A lot cheaper than competing with Google
The competition in the security camera space is quite fierce, so it’s not too surprising that both Amazon and Google borrow a lot from each other. Amazon has unveiled a New $ 50 Blink Video Doorbell Camera Today, with a set of outdoor cameras. One of them is the $ 40 floodlight camera mount that makes mindful calls . To be fair, though, Google introduced only a wireless, battery-powered doorbell camera after Blink, so it seems that the orrow is reciprocal here.
But the difference is again in the price. Blink’s video doorbell costs less than a third of the $ 180 nest doorbell. Google’s Floodlight-cum-Security Camera 280, and Amazon Mount (with Camera) Half That .
But at what cost?
It’s no secret that Amazon’s business model has a lot to do with what people want and know . But how is that possible Make things so cheap? The scale is pure economics and in addition to multiple reports , The company offers products at a lower price in exchange for sticking ads on your device. The And Fire tablets often go for 20 to $ 30 less than their stock counterparts.
With the proliferation of devices that Amazon offers, the data that it can fully collect in the interest of selling your thing is huge. With the help of a smart thermostat, it can detect a drop in temperature in your area and advise you to buy winter clothing from an interior brand. Or maybe your child is reading a book on a Kindle, and the company later shows ads for collectibles from that title . Or how about a subsidized version Who walks around your house or follows you with ads on your face? Amazon also talked about a “perceptual intelligence approach” – which sounds very similar. Explained . But since Amazon’s products are so cheap, it could succeed in filling Alexa in many more places in our lives.
Also, with all the data collected from your shopping habits, whether it’s on any of its devices or the Amazon app, the company can sell you something at a lower profit margin. The company said in 201 It is “not a business to sell our customers’ personal information to others.” But it is probably using that data to understand what kind of things you will buy and put those things in front of you. If you use a cheap Fire tablet to browse his store, it will probably do more for you in the long run.
Of course, this does not mean this Everything Amazon, unveiled today, was a cutthroat version of something else. We got one , Which was first announced last year. You’ll be able to sign up to check it out soon. A home security device is a small drone that can fly around your property at your command to see if something goes wrong. No mainstream technology giant has launched anything similar yet, though, Amazon is not letting anyone down in this regard.
Still, it seems the company’s strategy for its core products is similar to its basic line: take a good idea, change it and sell it cheaply for loads. It’s not terrible; We could always use affordable, reliable devices. But Amazon isn’t inventing: it’s Costco of consumer technology.
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