As fall hardware season approaches with August officially here, two new FCC filings from Google and Amazon may provide a glimpse of some of the devices the two firms may or may not announce. can do. The gadget from Google is highly mysterious; it is just referred to as a “wireless device.”
Even though there is no AC connection and it may be powered through a 5V USB connection, a schematic shows it attached to a laptop for testing, it looks to be battery-powered.
According to The Verge, the filing may suggest it’s some form of Nest gadget; for instance, several Nest cameras utilize a 3.65V rechargeable battery.
Whatever this “wireless gadget” is, Google may expose it when it provides more information on the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch, which are all expected to launch this autumn. does. An inquiry for comment from Google did not immediately receive a response. The Amazon file, which suggests a hardly altered version of the brand’s high-end Echo Studio smart speaker, gives us greater confidence.
At first glance, there doesn’t appear to be a connection: the new product is merely described as a “digital media receiver,” but upon closer inspection, it appears to have both a Zigbee radio, which is frequently used to control smart home products and an AC power cable that can be plugged into an outlet.
The application appears to have been made by a business called Fleck LLC rather than by Amazon itself. To hide its goods, Amazon frequently files through fictitious shell firms, but images of another product Flake filed with the agency — another “digital media receiver” — are an identical match to the Echo Studio.
The new filing really states that the difference between Echo Studio and this second item’s MediaTek wireless chip makes them “electrically” [sic] the same.” Although the precise reason for the chip change is unclear, Amazon likely did it to address supply chain concerns, as several other businesses have done in the past.