Amazon has officially reviled its new Echo product , the Echo Show . This time it’s a 7 inch touchscreen device with built-in Alexa. There were rumour this week , but now its available to preorder.
The Echo Show made its entry with eight microphones, beam-forming tech , front cam , meaty Dolby speakers and noise cancellation. It can hear you from nearly anywhere in a room.
The Show has the same fetures as the regular Echo , but the built-in display adds new functionalities , making it stand out from the previous products. The Show’s screen will give users more information about their queries and can be also used to play videos and content from YouTube and Amazon Video.
You can make voice or video calls to your friends who have an Echo or Alexa app on another device. Echo Show is much smarter and better than regular voice only Echo. You can use the feature to send text messages to your friend’s Alexa-equipped device. Anyone can make or receive a call through the Show if they have the Alexa app in their device.
As with most Amazon products, the Show also works best with the company’s own technology and services. The screen can be used as a picture frame for pics stored on Prime Photos, and when it’s playing songs from Amazon Music, it displays the lyrics on the display. Amazon also says that , Echo Show can be used as a display for wifi enabled security cams. Amazon is also introduced a new feature called “Drop In,” which lets designated friends and family make a call at any time.
Pre-orders start today, with shipping by June 28th in countries where it’s available and Amazon is currently running a promotion offer where customers can buy two for the price of one , $360.