In case you were all worked up with regards to what to get the committed Billie Eilish fan in your family for these special seasons, Amazon may have recently tackled your concern — accepting that you’re ready to drop $230 on them.
Declared today, the Billie Eilish Limited Edition Echo Studio is accessible for pre-request and components the despairing voiced vocalist stuck in favor of Amazon’s best quality Echo speaker, the Studio. Essentially, the collection cover craftsmanship from Eilish’s new collection “Happier Than Ever” has been imprinted onto another beige-toned texture and folded over the Echo Studio. It makes a somewhat creepy looking item that as far as anyone knows somebody, some place, will need to place in their home.
This is Amazon’s initial introduction to big name skins; past endeavors to spruce up its bulbous brilliant speakers have zeroed in on pandas and tigers intended for youngsters’ rooms. The cooperation among Billie and the bassiest Echo appears to be an immediate play for the tweenager room — a supposition reinforced by the frilly boudoir highlighted in special pix for the collab.
The corporate greed of this move might be a miserable day for some, Billie fans, who rush to the vocalist’s sort resisting music to some extent on account of her capacity to challenge the assumptions that encompass generally youthful, female popstars. The musician is cited in an Amazon blog entry about the gadget as saying, “I can’t wait for my cutie fans to be able to listen to my new album Happier Than Ever in spatial audio, available on Amazon Music Unlimited.”
As a restricted release gadget, the Billie Studio accompanies a $30 value knock over the non-Billie variant, which goes for $199. You do get a half year of Amazon Music packaged with it — and that applies to existing supporters also — so you can listen joyfully to “Happier Than Ever” in spatial sound.
There are no extra Billie includes here, however, and no alternative to have her dulcet tones be your new Alexa voice. Amazon says that exceptional Billie Eilish alerts are coming soon — albeit those will go to all Echo speakers, if they have the artist’s face on them.
Eager Echo Studio fans might have been expecting a genuine move up to the maturing speaker. Notwithstanding being the main Echo that can yield excellent sound organizations like HD or Ultra HD and spatial sound arrangements like Dolby Atmos, the Studio hasn’t seen a spec knock since its delivery in 2019.
For the present, all we’re getting is another look. We’ll need to sit back and watch in case this is the beginning of a large number of big name themed skins for Echo gadgets or an oddball cooperation. First spot on our list would be Roy Kent folded over the soccer-ball-molded Echo, complete with the dishonest Brit as a big name voice for Alexa. Albeit, unfortunately, Siri presumably wants the resemblance of the Ted Lasso star.
Update, 4:49PM ET September 22nd 2021: Added that all Echo gadgets will actually want to utilize the uncommon Billie Eilish alerts when they’re delivered.