You’re going to want to see the Echo Show in action in the video below. It’s pretty crazy. It does everything the original Echo does, but it also has a screen that allows Alexa to, well, show you things. This is ideal for video calls, photos, security cameras, even song lyrics. Pretty much anything you’d rather see than be told.
I stand by the fact that you’ll want to see the video, which I’ve again included at the bottom of this piece. I am thrilled by the thought of having a touchscreen Alexa, and I have been for a month and a half. I’m sure I’m not the only one. Finally, the wait is over. Today is the day the Echo Show became available.
Like the Amazon Echo, the Echo Show is available in both black and white. The $230 price point for this is fantastic; that’s only $50 more than the Echo itself. And it’s about 1/3 the price of an iPad, which is obviously also touchscreen, albeit without Alexa. (Theoretically you could use Siri as a personal assistant on an iPad, but if you’ve ever owned an Apple product, you know how touch-and-go that can be).
There is also already a deal available on the Echo Show: You save $100 if you buy two. That might be a good idea so you can fully utilize the cool video calling skill immediately. Not to mention the fact that when you think about it, $360 for two Echo Shows seems like highway robbery.
WATCH The Amazon Echo Show in Action:
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