Amazon is bricking $2,350 Astro robots 10 months after launch

Amazon Astro for business

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Amazon is bricking all Astro for Enterprise robots on September 25. It first launched the robotic about eight months in the past as a safety gadget for small and medium-sized companies (SMBs) for $2,350, however the gadget will quickly be a dear new addition to Amazon’s failed merchandise listing.

Amazon introduced Astro in September 2021 as a house robotic; that model of the gadget remains to be solely accessible as a $1,600, invite-only preview.

In November, Amazon pivoted Astro to SMBs. However as first reported by GeekWire, Amazon on Wednesday despatched emails to workers engaged on Astro for Enterprise and clients telling them that the gadgets will cease engaged on September 25. On the time, Amazon’s electronic mail to clients mentioned: “Your private knowledge shall be deleted from the gadget. Any patrol or investigation movies recorded by Astro will nonetheless be accessible in your Ring app till your video storage time expires or your Ring Shield subscription ends.” In response to The Verge, the e-mail provides:

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