The Echo family is about to get bigger (literally). After months of various rumors, speculation and leaks, Amazon has made their latest device – the Echo Show – official.
Confirming most of the leaks and speculation, The Echo Show features a 7-inch display and a front-facing camera that can be used for video calls. It also supports voice calling between Alexa devices, including other Echo units or tablets and smartphones with the Alexa app installed. The device weighs 41 ounces and nearly 1.1 kilos.
Some of the most exciting features for smart home junkies will be that the Echo Show is also compatible with smart home products such as Ring and Arlo smart cameras, which means users will be able to ask the Echo Show to pull up a live camera feed of the front door camera, or a baby’s room, for example. And of course, like other Echo devices, it can be used to control other smart gadgets such as lights, thermostats and more.
The device, which will come in black and white versions, will cost $229.99 and will be shipped on June 28, with preorders available now. It appears that it will be available first in the U.S. only.
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