Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Amazon Echo Show launched for $230 features 7-inch Display & 5MP Camera

Amazon has announced Amazon Echo Show with a 7-inch touchscreen display powered by Alexa smart voice assistant.


Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. All hands-free—just ask.

One of the highlights of the feature is the ability to make and receive video calls thanks to the 5MP camera.The device comes with eight microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation. Moreover, voice responses from Alexa are enhanced with visuals and optimized for visibility across the room. You can even get the news with a video flash briefing and see your Prime Photos.

The device is powered by Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor. You can activate Echo Show by simply saying “Alexa” following which it will light up and streams audio to the cloud. If you want to limit your interaction with Alexa, simply turn the mic/camera button off. The Echo Show measures 187 mm x 187 mm x 90 mm and weighs 117 grams.

Display 7-inch touchscreen
Processor Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor for advanced technology and processing capabilities
Camera 5MP
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.
Size 187 mm x 187 mm x 90 mm
Weight 41.0 oz. (1170 grams)
Audio Dual 2 inch stereo speakers
The Alexa App is compatible with Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices.

The Amazon Echo Show comes in black and white versions. It will cost $229.99 and is available for preorder now. The device will start shipping from June 28

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