After a long wait, Amazon has officially introduced its new connected speaker device, called the Amazon Echo Show. As for previous renders, the device has already removed the cylindrical form factor of its predecessor. Instead, it is an intercom-like gadget that features a touchscreen display.
The new display allows Echo Show to play YouTube videos, display photos, shopping lists, and more. The product sports a seven-inch diagonal, a 5 MP camera above and a speaker beneath, but the resolution of the screen has not yet to be detailed. The Amazon Music is also added in Echo Show to support for on-screen lyrics so that users will be able to stream audio from others services like of ,Spotify, Pandora, and more through the Dolby speakers. The new Echo Show features with eight microphones, beam-forming tech as well as the noise cancellation ability to record your voice the best.
Powering the Echo Show is the Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant, which allows you to make free video calls to other Alexa-powered devices. There is a feature called ‘Drop-in’ to offer a quick method to check in with others and this feature will be very useful for closest friends and family. As a lot of previous expectation, the Echo Show is compatible with a range of smart appliances, such as Philips Hue, Ring, SmartThings, WeMo, ecobee, and Wink. Amazon stated that Alexa, the brain inside Echo Show, was built in the cloud, so she was always becoming smarter. The more users used Echo Show, the more it learned your speech, vocabulary, as well as personal preferences because Echo Show was always automatically updated.
The Echo Show gets ready for pre-order from today for just $229.99 in the US, and the device will be shipped on June 28th. There will have two color options, including black and white, and if you purchase in a two-pack, you will save yourself 100 bucks.