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Amazon Devices Including Echo, Kindle and Fire TV Helping Customers with Disabilities

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Technology has not only become an integral part of our everyday lives but has improved our quality of life. Being a customer centric company, Amazon has always believed that it is important to invent on behalf of customers, alongside customers, and that includes customers with disabilities. All Amazon devices, including Echo, Kindle and Fire TV have been equipped to make user experience better for people with disabilities as well as those with accessibility needs.

Echo: Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, is the brain behind the range of Echo devices. Voice has democratized technology for a lot of people and we’re humbled by the reaction we’ve seen with Alexa from customers with different accessibility needs – from people who are blind, to people with limited mobility, to older adults.

We hear how Alexa has made life easier, given people more independence, and even become a part of the family for some. With Alexa, we’re focused on universal design – building features and services that can be used and accessed by the widest range of people with varying abilities. We want Alexa to be available and delightful for every customer who wants to use the service.

Kindle: Customers with moderate vision impairments or other reading disabilities can make reading on Kindle e-readers more comfortable by customising the font type, size and weight, controlling the screen brightness, margin and line spacing, or inverting the background and text colors.

Fire TV: Alexa is also available on Fire TV Stick streaming media player. You can use your voice and tell Alexa to search and play content either by clicking and subsequently speaking through the microphone icon on the Fire TV remote or by speaking to a connected Echo device. For example, simply say, “Alexa, find comedies,” “Alexa, watch Mirzapur,” or “Alexa, play music videos on YouTube.” This allows all customers to enjoy movies, TV shows, music, apps, and more.

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Text Banner for Fire TV: Text Banner for Fire TV is a new assistive technology designed for customers with a narrow field of vision, including eye conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa. Text Banner consolidates onscreen text into a compact, written banner that appears in a fixed location on the screen. The entire Fire TV user interface, Prime Video, and other applications work with Text Banner, making it easier for these customers to enjoy movies, videos, and more.

Alexa Voice Service: On Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices, you can play music, set timers and alarms, check the news and weather, hear stories, order pizza, create shopping lists, shop on Amazon, read Kindle and Audible books, and even control supported smart home devices like an air conditioner or the lights using simple voice commands with Alexa. There are thousands of free Alexa skills that you can enable, with more constantly being added.

Echo Show Customisation:

  • VoiceView Screen Reader: VoiceView is a screen reader that allows those who are blind or have low vision to use gestures to navigate their Echo Show while VoiceView reads aloud the actions made on screen.
  • Screen Magnifier: The Screen Magnifier feature allows people with low vision to zoom in/out and pan large items on the Echo Show for improved visibility.
  • Color Inversion: Color Inversion exchanges color values. It can make the device easier on the eyes for people with a sensitivity to brightness, people who experience color blindness, and people with low vision.
  • Color Correction: Color Correction modifies the screen of the Echo Show to assist with color blindness.
  • You can enable the above features using voice commands with Alexa. Additionally, you can tap the Echo Show’s touchscreen, selecting “Settings” and then “Accessibility.”

Kindle Customisation:

  • Navigate Kindle e-reader devices using the built-in VoiceView screen reader. The rate at which VoiceView feedback is spoken can be set to one of eight different speeds of your choice.
  • Customise your reading experience (fonts, text, size, brightness, contrast) on Kindle. The heavier Amazon Ember Bold font on Kindle can assist those with low vision.
  • Read books on your Kindle e-reader without screen glare, even in bright sunlight.

Preferred Speaking Rate: Adjust Alexa’s speaking rate to faster or slower depending on your preference. Just say, “Alexa, speak faster,” or “Alexa, speak slower.”

Listen to Books: Listen to Audible books and Kindle e-books on the Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices. Just say, “Alexa, read my book from Kindle,” or “Alexa, read my book from Audible.”

  • For Audible books, you can also use the Audible app on iOS, and Android devices.
  • For Kindle books, you can use VoiceView on Kindle e-reader devices, or your regular screen reader on iOS, Android, or your PC.

Alexa on Fire TV: Beyond Echo devices, Alexa is also available on Fire TV Stick. You can use your voice and tell Alexa to search and play content either by clicking and subsequently speaking through the microphone icon on the Fire TV remote or by speaking to a connected Echo device.

Reading

OpenDyslexic Font: Try the OpenDyslexic font on Kindle and Kindle app for iOS and Android. OpenDyslexic letters have heavy weighted bottoms to indicate direction. You can quickly figure out which part of the letter is down, aiding in recognition of the correct letter. OpenDyslexic font also has features such as wide letter spacing and a unique italic style, to help prevent confusion. To change your settings, open a book and click on “Font” for options.

Listen to Books: Listen to Audible books and Kindle e-books on the Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices. Just say, “Alexa, read my book from Kindle,” or “Alexa, read my book from Audible.”

For Audible books, you can also use the Audible app on iOS, and Android devices.

For Kindle books, you can use VoiceView on Kindle e-reader devices, or your regular screen reader on iOS, Android, or your PC.

 

Hearing

Closed Captioning: Closed Captioning converts the audio content of a video broadcast into text (subtitles). You can customise how your closed captions appear for Prime Video on Fire TV and Echo Show devices. Just press the “Options” button on your Fire TV remote for subtitles or say, “Alexa, show subtitles,” on your Echo Show.

Alexa Captioning: Alexa Captioning lets you see text captions for Alexa’s responses on Echo devices with a screen. You can learn more about how to use Alexa Captioning here.

Tap to Alexa: Use Tap to Alexa on Echo devices with a screen to interact with Alexa, using touch instead of voice. You can learn more about how to set up Tap to Alexa here.

Preferred Speaking Rate: Adjust Alexa’s speaking rate to faster or slower depending on your preference. Just say, “Alexa, speak faster,” or “Alexa, speak slower.”

Calling and Messaging Without Speech: On Echo devices with a screen, you can view contacts, read transcripts of messages, and make calls or send messages by tapping the screen. You can enable Calling & Messaging Without Speech by selecting “Settings” and then “Accessibility.” From here-on, just swipe left on the Echo Show’s touchscreen for quick access to all “Communications” features.

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Alexa Voice Service:

On Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices, you can play music, set timers and alarms, check the news and weather, hear stories, order pizza, create shopping lists, shop on Amazon, read Kindle and Audible books, and even control supported smart home devices like an air conditioner or the lights using simple voice commands with Alexa. There are thousands of free Alexa skills that you can enable, with more constantly being added.

Echo devices have multiple microphones so they can clearly hear your requests from across the room using far-field technology. You are not required to touch or go near an Echo device to interact with Alexa.

Alexa on Fire TV: Beyond Echo devices, Alexa is also available on Fire TV Stick. You can use your voice and tell Alexa to search and play content either by clicking and subsequently speaking through the microphone icon on the Fire TV remote or by speaking to a connected Echo device.

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Grab Attractive Deals on Infinix Smartphones During Flipkart Electronics Sale

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For those who missed the previous sale and are waiting to lay their hands on their favourite Infinix devices now is the perfect opportunity to make it happen at the ongoing Flipkart Electronics sale. Infinix has come up with massive discounts on its latest popular devices from June 23 to June 29.

There’s more! Consumers can avail of an instant additional discount of 10% with purchases made from SBI Credit Card and a prepaid discount worth INR 1000 on any Debit and credit card transactions. With such amazing offers, customers can have their hands onNOTE 11 (4/64)at the lowest price of an AMOLED screen smartphone, available at only INR 8549 (inclusive of all offers).

Smart 6: Promising highest storage, bigger & brighter screen, Smart 6 comes with an antibacterial back panel, which is a first in the industry to reduce the spread of bacteria and ensure instant health protection for its users. While it is the slimmest device in this price segment with just 8.8mm thickness, Smart 6 provides a bigger and brighter mobile viewing experience with its first-in-segment 6.6” HD+ screen and 500 NITS of brightness. 

Backed by the latest Android 11(Go Edition), Smart 6 is powered by a 12nm Helio A22 Quad-Core processor and comes with a pre-installed Android Go feature to improve the app start-up time by almost 15%. Backed by a massive 5000 mAh battery with the power marathon feature, the smartphone features an 8MP dual rear camera and an upgraded 5MP selfie camera.

Hot 12 Play: The all-rounder smartphone stands has a 6.82” display with HD+ resolution, biggest in the segment with a first-in-segment 90 Hz Refresh Rate & 180 Hz of Touch Sampling rate, making the device supremely smooth. Operating on the latest Android 11, Infinix HOT 12 Play comes installed with a UniSoc T610 processor with best-in-class 13 MP Dual rear camera and an 8MP in-display selfie camera. The device is backed by the biggest battery of 6000mAh with first-in-segment 10W charge support with Type C cable.

Hot 11 2022: The ergonomically stylish device stands out for its 6.7” FHD+ resolution. It is the only device in the price segment to have a punch-hole display and a side-mounted Fingerprint sensor. Along with the big screen, the smartphone has a brightness of 500 NITS and a 1500:1 contrast ratio for a superior visual experience. Operating on the latest Android 11, the Infinix HOT 11 2022 comes installed with the UniSoc T610 processor and is the country’s first device in this segment that comes with a 13 MP AI Dual rear camera and an 8MP AI selfie camera.

The refreshing new device in the HOT series is backed by a heavy-duty 5000mAh battery with a 10W charging capability and Type C cable. The battery is further supported by the Power Marathon technology to optimise power by up to 25%.

Zero 5G: Designed with a first-in-segment uni-curve styled panel, Infinix Zero 5G features a 6.78” FHD+ LTPS IPS display with a whopping 120 Hz Refresh Rate & 240 Hz of Touch Sampling rate, for smooth interaction between the users’ fingers. The device is powered by a high-end first-in-segment MediaTek Density 900 processor and it is also the first smartphone supported by the latest LPDDR5 RAM technology and Ultra-Fast (UFS) 3.1 storage that can help store and transfer large files, switch between multiple apps, and have uninterrupted gaming sessions at lightning speeds.

Zero 5G features a triple rear camera set up with 48 MP as the primary camera lens and a 13 MP Portrait lens that comes with 2x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom to capture breathtaking close-ups of distant objects in any scenario. To sustain the power during long hours of heavy usage, the device is backed by a 5000mAh high-capacity battery with a 33W high-voltage and low-current fast-charging technology certified by TUV Rheinland.

Note 11: The powerful new NOTE 11s comes with a 6.95” punch-hole FHD+ display and is the second device in this smartphone segment to have a refresh rate of 120Hz. The device is the second in its price segment to be backed by a powerful MediaTek Helio G96 processor along with the Dar-Link 2.0 Game Boost technology. The device also stands out for its 50 MP camera and a heavy-duty 5000mAh battery with 33W charging support through a Type C charger.

Note 11s: Yet another promising, superior gaming device from the house of Infinix, NOTE 11s comes with a 6.95” punch-hole FHD+ display and is the second device in this smartphone segment to have a refresh rate of 120Hz ensuring super smooth interaction between the users’ fingers and the screen. It is also the second device in its segment to be backed by a powerful MediaTek Helio G96 processor along with the Dar-Link 2.0 Game Boost technology.

Featuring an exceptional 50 MP AI Triple rear camera, the smartphone is powered by a heavy-duty 5000mAh battery with 33W of Safe Fast Charge Support certified by TUV Rheinland.

Hot 11s: A massive upgrade in the HOT series, HOT 11S is a #FastForward device backed by the latest processor Helio G88 (12nm) Octa-core processor, MediatekHyperEngine 2.0 gaming technology and the novel Dar-Link Game Boost technology. Operating on the latest Android 11 with the upgraded XOS 7.6 skin, the device stands out for its 6.78” display with FHD+ resolution with 90Hz refresh rate, and a heavy-duty 5000mAh battery with 18W Fast Charge support.

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Lenovo Brings Exciting Monsson Offers on Desktops, Laptops and Accessories 

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Lenovo kicks off its special monsoon offers on select computing products ranging from desktops to laptops and other accessories. The special monsoon offer started on 03rd June 2022 and is valid till 30th June 2022 and can be availed on Lenovo.com and across offline Lenovo partner stores. These incredible bargains will help users get more PC power and features along-with cashback of up to Rs. 5000 and no-cost EMI up to 12 months. As an added incentive, on purchasing select Lenovo notebooks and desktops, customers can avail of additional warranty offers with the devices starting at Rs.1,999 only.

Additional services offering include warranty offers to be availed of before 7th July 2022. The payment period is between 3rd June 2022 – 12th July 2022.

While the offers make the price for products even more attractive, Lenovo will also be extending the benefit of its computer accessories. Customers can also purchase select headphones, mouse, and webcam at only Rs. 499 during this period.

Warranty Offer on Lenovo Notebooks

ProductProcessorPay Rs.1,999Pay Rs.2,999
IdeaPad Slim 1/3/ChromebookCeleron+ 2 Yr. Warranty 1 Yr. Premium care 1 Yr. Accidental Damage Protection+ 2 Yr. Warranty 3 Yr. Accidental Damage Protection
IdeaPad Slim 3/Slim 3 (2021)Ci3/Ci5/ Ryzen3/Ryzen5+ 2 Yr. Premium Care 2 Yr. Accidental Damage Protection+ 1 Yr. Warranty 3 Yr. Premium Care 3 Yr. Accidental Damage Protection
IdeaPad Slim 5/Flex 5/Gaming 3All Products+2 Yr. Warranty 2 Yr. Premium Care+ 2 Yr. Warranty 2 Yr. Premium Care 2 Yr. Accidental Damage Protection
Legion 5+ 2 Yr. Warranty 2 Yr. Legion Ultimate Support+ 2 Yr. Warranty 2 Yr. Legion Ultimate Support 2 Yr. Accidental Damage Protection
Legion 5 Pro+ 2 Yr. Legion Ultimate Support 2 Yr. Accidental Damage Protection
Yoga Slim 7/Slim 7 Carbon   Yoga 6/7/9   IdeaPad Slim 5 Pro+ 2 Yr. Premium Care 2 Yr. Accidental Damage Protection

Additionally, customers can get 1 Year Warranty only for IdeaPad Slim3 (Ci3, Ci5, Ryzen 3 & Ryzen5) at a nominal price of Rs. 999/ only. 

Warranty Offer on Lenovo Desktop

CategorySeriesOffer
AIOPremium1 Year Premium care AIO Worth 3990 @ Rs. 299
AIOMainstream/Entry1 Year to 3 year Warranty + 1 Year Premium care AIO Worth 11990 @ Rs.999
AIOAll range1 Year to 3 year Warranty + 1 Year Premium care AIO Worth 11990 @ Rs.999

Customers can choose affordable finance schemes so they can own their favourite Lenovo device without breaking the bank. They can avail of Paper finance with select banks at an EMI of minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 24 months or EMI with Digital finance partners like PineLabs, Paytm and Amazon Pay for 0 to 12 months; depending on the category of device purchased. With Amazon Pay, further discounts can be availed on EMI. 

Amazon Pay SLABInstant Discounts on NON-EMI
25,00034,999500
35,00049,999750
50,00059,9991,200
60,00079,9991,500
80,000 and above2,000

To make the Monsoon offers even more appealing, Lenovo is also providing customers exciting cashback on the below category of products through select bank transactions:

SeriesCashback%Max. CashbackMin. Transaction
Yoga10%7,50060,000
Legion10%5,00040,000
Slim 5, Slim 5 Pro, Premium AIO, IP Flex 5, IP Gaming 310%5,00040,000
Premium Slim 35%2,50040,000

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Amazfit Bip 3 Launching in India on June 27

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Amazfit is all set to launch the Amazfit Bip 3 series with a 1.69” ultra-large color display and 2 weeks-long battery life, which will serve as the smarter version of the best-selling Bip series in India. It’s time to Go Big With Bip.

Pricing and Availability

Amazfit will launch Bip 3 exclusively on Amazon and their official website on June 27th. The Bip 3 variant will be priced at Rs.3499, and as a one-time offer, Amazfit is announcing a special launch price of Rs.2999, that will be valid for all users only on June 27th June itself. The smartwatch is available in colors – black, pink and blue.

The Bip 3 Pro will be available very soon for the customers. Stay tuned for the price, color and availability.

Amazfit Bip 3 series – Dynamic features for an active lifestyle

Meet up with a workout buddy to help you reach your fitness goals with 60+ sports modes and make a change in your everyday routine. Amazfit Bip 3 Pro and Bip 3 are here to help you become fit and add a healthy touch to your everyday routine. You can also monitor your current blood oxygen saturation instantaneously from your wrist with the new and exclusive watches. With 5 ATM water resistance up to 50 meters of water pressure, you can wear it when you are swimming and it will even track your swimming data.

Hugely Powerful, Super Slim

Go without charging your watch for up to two weeks. The watch’s incredibly tiny and light casing conceals a substantial battery, allowing you to add something more exciting to your case than a charger. The Bip 3 Pro weighs 33.2gms and Bip 3 is 33gms, super comfortable to wear day and night and during exercises.

Personalize Your Watch

Show your flare for fashion and choose from a massive range of eye-popping 50+ watch faces available for download from the Zepp App.  Do you like a flavor that is more distinctive? Accessorize! Editable watch face choices allow you to choose which widgets are displayed, and you can even add your own favorite photo to the watch face.

Strike Bigger Workout Targets

The smartwatches support 60+ sports modes. Get statistics for all your favorite activities, including cycling, walking, and running, as well as other free-form exercises like yoga, strength training, and free training. The watch’s Target Pace feature, lets you set and achieve pace targets, up your cardio game.

The World is Yours to See

The Amazfit Bip 3 Pro supports Built-in-GPS (4 satellite positioning systems – GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS) so you can accurately track your movements while you explore the unexplored.

Time to Follow your Heart

Keep an eye on the body’s most crucial muscle with a 24H heart rate monitoring feature. The watches will continuously track your heart rate and alert you if it rises abnormally. You may even verify that you are exercising inside your target heart-rate range.

Dream Big, Dream Bip

Through the stages of light, deep, and REM sleep, follow your dreams. The Amazfit Bip 3 and Bip 3 Pro can track your sleep patterns so you can get the rest you need to keep improving your fitness. In order to assist you to develop healthier sleeping habits, it also gives you a sleep score that analyses your sleep patterns. Even everyday naps longer than 20 minutes are monitored.

Bigger Picture of Health

Don’t you wish your fitness tracker took playing with your pet into account? Even cleaning the house is hard work! Well PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence) takes everything into consideration, plus all your regular health and workout data – which is all then converted into a single-value score, unique to you.

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