Both the Amazon Echo in black and the one in white are seeing the price drop, but the amount goes back up to the full $179.99 at midnight. Or, you can stream video from an Echo Show in your baby's room to another Echo Show in your kitchen.
While the original Echo vaguely resembles a skinny airport trash receptacle, the Echo Show looks more like a piece of the Aggro Crag, all hard edges surrounding its speaker grille and 7-inch, 1024-by-600 resolution display. For an extra $50, there's a good chance you'll get a lot of extra functionality out of the Echo Show, and the screen enhances plenty of the day-to-day info you'll want to check on the device.
The reviewers all agree on one thing and one thing alone: The Echo Show is, at best, plain. Listen to some music. Watch the videos below.
The Echo Show has some other new ways of ingratiating itself. Hit the source link if you're interested in picking up an Echo speaker at a discount. Amazon's interface even includes some cute little touches, such as lyrics for songs on Amazon Prime, and the virtual Newton's Cradle that pops up during the final seconds of a timer. It comes with the features of existing Echo devices, and works in conjunction with a variety of smart home devices services, for controlling lights, thermostat and other aspects of a home.
The dependence on voice can be frustrating at times.
The Echo Show is a character study in gadget restraint. Of course this is contingent on you having multiple Echo devices at home, and presumably this feature is to tempt customers into buying more. My guess in that in most cases, a phone or tablet is going to be more practical. Once everything's set up, the feature can be fired up by saying "Alexa call the kitchen" or "Alexa drop in on the kitchen". Chief among those is video calling.
While the idea of a home intercom might seem a bit antiquated in our hyperconnected lives, it makes sense for the Echo devices.
I love making calls with Alexa.
On the same day that Amazon is hosting a major Echo sale, it's been revealed that a new feature will be rolling out to Echo devices shortly.
Amazon's Alexa will soon be able to act as a home intercom system, delivering voice or video to various rooms in your home.
The Echo Show in all her glory. One big drawback though, as of now, there aren't a lot of Alexa skills that take advantage of the screen. Showcasing more accurate information in most tests, as well as supporting natural-speaking follow up questions helped prove the Google Assistant a savvier tool for Q&A. Many Echo owners end up buying multiple devices, and it's not that hard for Amazon to add room-to-room communication.