Posted Tue May 9, 2017 at 08:55 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The latest Alexa-powered device has been revealed.
Amazon has announced its newest Echo branded product. The upcoming Echo Show offers Alexa voice control features along with a new touchscreen display with video playback.
The Echo Show enhances the Alexa experience with a touchscreen optimized for visibility from across the room. Users can call or message family and friends that also have an Echo or the Alexa App, get the news with a video flash briefing, see their Prime Photos, shop with their voice, see lyrics with Amazon Music, and more -- all through simple voice commands. The device features eight microphones with Far-Field voice recognition, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, allowing the Echo Show to hear speech from across the room even if music is playing. In addition, the system can be used to control compatible smart home devices like cameras, lights, fans, thermostats, garages, sprinklers, and more. Likewise, the unit also doubles as a speaker with Dolby powered audio. And like other Echo products, customers simply need to say the wake word "Alexa" when they want to use the device.
Here's a full rundown of tech specs from Amazon:
|Size||7.4” x 7.4” x 3.5” (187 mm x 187 mm x 90 mm)|
|Weight||41.0 oz. (1170 grams)
|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.|
The Echo Show is now available for pre-order for $230. In addition, buyers can also receive $100 off when they buy two or more Echo Show units together with the promo code SHOW2PACK. Shipments are expected to go out by June 28.
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