The Echo Show, the latest member of Amazon’s family of connected devices, will not win a beauty contest with its square design. On the other hand, at the level of the functions it is more interesting.
After the intriguing Echo Look, Amazon’s range of assistants was enriched with a new device this week, with the Echo Show. It is the first of its kind to integrate a 7-inch touch screen, with a 5-megapixel camera and eight microphones. There is the whole range of functions Alexa obviously, but the screen brings undeniable added value.
This Echo will be able to play YouTube videos, display song lyrics for a small on-the-go karaoke, view family photos and videos, and viewing notes and to-do lists. Reminders and appointments.
A handy screen
This product has another big advantage over non-display models: video calls, of course. It is possible to make and receive calls from correspondents equipped with an Echo Show, but also from the Alexa mobile application. A white list system will allow you to choose who can appear instantly on the screen. Purely audio calls are also possible.
The unit can be paired with other Bluetooth speakers, but the Echo Show should be as close as possible to an electrical outlet because it does not include any batteries. Pre-orders for this product have started; It will cost $ 230 (a pack of two is offered at $ 360) and Amazon will begin deliveries on June 28th.