Amazon Announces New Touchscreen Voice Controller: The Echo Show

Amazon Echo Show, Black and White

Today, Amazon announced their newest Alexa enabled device: The Echo Show.

The Echo Show features, not only Alexa voice control, but also a 7" screen and built in camera. Now, you'll be able to see everything Alexa is doing and control a lot more devices!

What's New

The original Amazon Echo has been around since 2014 and besides software updates, which there have been plenty of, there hasn't been a significant hardware upgrade in almost 3 years.

Fortunately, that will change soon!

Starting on June 28, 2017, Amazon will begin shipping their new Amazon Echo Show, which improves on everything you know and love about the original Amazon Echo, in addition to adding a slew of new features. The new Echo Show features a 7" touchscreen, a pair of 2" speakers, 8 microphones featuring far field voice recognition, and a 5MP camera for video chatting!

This device is awesome, but don't take my word for it, check out Amazon's launch video which shows off all the new features!

The new Echo Show goes on sale at the end of June, but you can preorder it today for $229. If you preorder two Echo Show devices, you can use the code: SHOW2PACK to save $100 off your total order!

How The Echo Show Compares

Now that Amazon has so many different Echo devices, let's look at how they compare. We'll be comparing the original Echo, the Echo Dot, and the Echo Show in the table below. We won't be comparing the new Echo Look or the Echo Tap, as I do not see them as a replacement for the original Echo, Dot, or Show.

Echo Dot

Original Echo

Echo Show

Size:

1.3" x 3.3" x 3.3"

9.3" x 3.3" x 3.3"

7.4” x 7.4” x 3.5”

Microphones:

7

7

8

Bluetooth:

In/Out

In/Out

In/Out

Speakers:

Small built-in speaker for voice feedback

2.5 inch woofer and 2.0 inch tweeter

Dual 2 inch stereo speakers

Screen:

N/A

N/A

7" Touchscreen

Colors:

White/Black

White/Black

White/Black

Aux Out:

Yes

No

No

Camera:

N/A

N/A

5MP

Warranty:

90 Days

1 Year

1 Year

Price:

All three Echo devices support the Alexa App, so you can use any third party skill available with these devices. However, as you can see, the Echo Show has a lot more to offer than the other to Echo devices. That being said, it's also the most expensive

Interested in the Echo Show? Preorder it today!

Amazon Echo Show Counter

Amazon Echo Show Giveaway

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So, what do you think about the Amazon Echo Show? Are you going to be picking one up?

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