This morning Amazon Officially introduced its latest and next generation echo device, is named as Echo Show. The newly launched Echo Show device is bit difference from the other Amazon Alexa power devices, especially inclusion of new smart speaker and a 7-inch touchscreen.
The Echo Show with its smart speakers and touchscreen will a have a new way to interact with Amazon personal assistant Alexa, Alexa all to show you YouTube videos, music, weather forecasts and also let you make and received video calls on the internet.
Amazon Echo Show devices page says, “Voice responses from Alexa are now enhanced with visuals and optimised for visibility across the room. Call or message your family and friends that also have an Echo or the Alexa App, get the news with a video flash briefing, see your Prime Photos, shop with your voice, see lyrics with Amazon Music, and more. All you have to do is ask.
Echo Show has eight microphones and beam-forming technology so it can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo Show is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive audio powered by Dolby. When you want to use Echo Show, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Echo Show responds instantly.”
Amazon holds largest share of smart speakers in US market nearly 70.6%, where google home is second. Many other giants are interested in offering similar devices which have a smart speaker and personal assistant like Apple and Microsoft already in the field.
The introductory price of Echo Show is $229.99, although if you buy two devices then you can save$100 with this code (SHOW2PACK).
The technical Specs are as follows;
|Size||7.4” x 7.4” x 3.5” (187 mm x 187 mm x 90 mm)|
|Weight||41.0 oz. (1170 grams)|
Actual size and weight may vary by manufacturing process
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.|
|Bluetooth Connectivity||Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo Show or from Echo Show to your Bluetooth speaker. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported.|
|Audio||Dual 2 inch stereo speakers|
|Alexa App||The Alexa App is compatible with Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices.|
|Processor||Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor for advanced technology and processing capabilities|
|Warranty and Service||1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year extended warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Echo Show is subject to the terms found here.|
|Included in the Box||Echo Show, power adapter/cable (6 ft.), Things to Try card, and quick start guide.|