Following the success of Amazon Echo smart speaker back in 2014, this year Amazon has decided to take a step further and introduce an evolved and more advanced version of the product under the name Amazon Echo Show. The major improvement to the former device is that the new version comes with a huge touchscreen that turns it into more of a smart gadget to which you can physically interact. Thanks to the built-in camera, you can now make video calls right from your Amazon Echo Show. If you have been in love with Alexa, the Amazon Echo Show is certainly going to be a commendable option for you. You can now watch videos, stream YouTube, check your security cameras, scroll through your gallery, check the music lyrics, weather, shopping list, to-do list and much more. What’s even better is that all of such features can be relished hands-free. All you have to do is ask. You can operate the device either via the touchscreen or by using your voice. You can also use the Alexa app that is fully compatible with Android, iOS, and Fire OS.
The Amazon Echo Show is a fairly large gadget with the dimensions of 187×187×90. It is relatively heavier as well weighing around 1.17 kg. However, the additional weight and larger dimensions are justified since the gadget blends a powerful speaker with the state of the art touchscreen. In order to make the device compatible with the video calls, a front facing camera of 5 MP is located at the top of the screen towards its center. The device offers eight microphones with built-in noise cancellation and beam forming technology. This is what enables the device to catch your voice from all possible angles even if there is music or noise in the background.
The Amazon Echo Show comes with the Intel Atom x5-z8350 processor. It is a relatively cheaper processor but is powerful enough for a tablet device. The built-in modem on Amazon Echo Show is compatible with 802.11/a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. The dual 2-inch speaker with stereo capability is located towards the bottom of the device.
What Tasks Can You Perform?
- Watch videos and stream YouTube.
- View the security camera feed.
- See the music lyrics or the weather forecast.
- View your shopping lists or to-do lists.
- Talk to any of your friends or family members who have the Echo or Alexa app.
- Control the installed smart home gadgets in your house.
- Play music or make use of a wide range of Alexa skills from different third-party companies including Uber or CNN.
Release Date And Price:
While Amazon has not given its official word on the worldwide release of the product, it has been announced that USA shipping will begin on June 28th, 2017. The pre-orders have already been opened, though, if you wish to be among the first ones to receive the gadget. As per the announcement, the Amazon Echo Show