Tuesday May 09, 2017

Amazon Officially Unveils Touchscreen Echo Show

How it looks is no longer a surprise, but Amazon’s preorder page for their newest Echo has gone live, revealing its price and various capabilities. As expected, the device will allow you to make hands-free video calls and show you live feeds from smart home devices such as cameras. I am actually entertaining getting a couple for an intercom systemآ…

Today Amazon unveiled the Echo Show, a WiFi-enabled home device with a seven-inch screen that is the newest addition to its Alexa-powered Echo range of home hubs that plays media and responds to voice commands. While previous versions of the Echo have been all about asking Alexa questions and getting responses from her, this new device takes a more IRL turn: one of the main selling points is that you can use the Echo Show to make and take video calls, with other humans. The device, which comes in black and white versions, will cost $229.99 and will be shipped from June 28, with preorders available now. It appears that it will be available first in the U.S. only.

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