Although Amazon started off as an online retailer it has now started making its own hardware devices, kindle being one of the most famous devices. However, one of the most hit products by them is the Echo series. Simply put Echo is a personal assistant, a timer, a radio and a device that can make different calls all combined in one unit. Echo devices have their own voice assistant called “Alexa”. This highly versatile device is unique and attractive to customers because this is one of the first home assistants that have really hit the market. After the success of their initial model, Echo Amazon released different variants of this device. Amazon Tap which is designed for a rugged environment and Echo Dot is a more compact and budget-friendly model of Amazon’s Echo.
Echo Show is another product that is a part of this product line and it features a lot of new and exciting features. Set to be released in late June this product is available on Amazon for pre-order. The Echo Show is highly advanced as compared to Echo and Echo Dot. One of the major difference is that Echo Show features a 7” touch sensitive screen on which you can ask Alexa to show you different things such as weather updates, song lyrics etc.
Features and Details:
Echo show brings together all the features that you absolutely loved in Echo and adds a lot of novelty and technological advancement into it. It has the familiar touch of Alexa but now it can show you different things too. The 7” display screen allows you to watch different videos, visualize timer, see photos, and a lot of other things. You just have to ask Alexa and the device will do it for you.
The device is totally hands-free and you just have to ask it verbally to do anything. With its enhanced far-field voice recognition which is made possible by integrating 8 different stereos, the device can understand the commands given even when the music is being played. You can watch different videos on YouTube, ask the device for weather updates, see music lyrics on the screen, set up alarms, look at pictures, make shopping and to-do lists all by speaking to Alexa.
One of the most exciting features that Amazon has added to this device is the free video and audio calling. This feature will help you in bringing your friends, family and loved ones closer to each other. Anyone having an Echo Show device and Alexa App can audio and video call others for absolutely free. This is one of the main reasons behind adding a 5mp front camera that sends a clear and HD for video calls. Video calls can be made between two people having Echo Show while you can make audio calls to people having Echo and Echo Dot. This is a whole new way bring people closer to each other and is being widely appreciated.
Another amazing feature of Echo Show is the excellent quality audio it offers. Its dynamic speakers have the ability to fill the whole room and advanced Dolby sound processing makes sure that the quality of sound is top class. Crisp vocals and extended bass response are two main features of Echo Show’s speakers making it must have a device for music lovers. As the device can be connected to Wi-Fi it also gives you the ability to play music online from Pandora, Spotify, and many other music stations. You also have the option to see lyrics on screen with Amazon music.
Although the main reason for adding a front camera is the video calling option it can be used in many other ways as well. You can set up the device in such a way that the camera can look over your baby or the front door of your house. If your home has smart home appliances that are from the companies which are compatible with Echo Show you can also control these appliances by giving simple verbal commands to the device.
The Echo Show is always getting smarter and more sophisticated and as the features are being added to the device the possible uses of this amazing home assistant type device are increasing exponentially.
Echo Show is a compact device that looks like an old TV set. The size is not very elegant but it is definitely compact. Echo Show’s dimensions are 7.4” x 7.4” x 3.5”.
The additional of new and amazing features and a display screens make this device a bit heavy but as it is to be set on a kitchen counter or any shelf in a room the weight doesn’t really matter that much. The weight of this device is 41 oz. or 1170 grams.
The device features a high-resolution 7” touchscreen display. This is the most looked up to feature of this product.
For advanced processing capabilities, the device has an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor.
• Alexa App:
Alexa App is the defining feature of all Echo devices it is compatible with Android, iOS and Fire OS devices.
The device also has a 5 MP camera.
• Wi-Fi Connectivity:
The wireless connectivity of Echo show is compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n networks.
• Bluetooth Connectivity:
You can easily connect your mobile phone to the Echo Show via Bluetooth and play whatever you are playing on the phone. This is possible because of the advanced audio distribution profile of this device.
The device has dual 2-inch stereo speakers.
One of the most important features of this device is the Far-Field Voice Recognition. The device has 8 individual microphones that can record your voice and take instructions from you when you are even across the room.
The device comes with a 1-year limited warranty and service however extended warranty services of 1 year, 2 years and 3 years can be bought separately but they are limited to US customers only.
This device is available in two colors, white and black.
This device is expected to be released at the end of June but you can pre-order it on Amazon. The device comes with a price tag of $229.99.