Amazon officially launched the Echo Show, the latest addition to its lineup of connected speakers compatible with the company's artificial intelligence (AI) assistant Alexa. The Internet of Things (IoT) gadget is equipped with a 7-inch LCD screen that can be used for media playback, video calls, and a number of other features, the Echo Show's listing reveals. The device is currently available for pre-orders for $229.99, though ordering two units will set you back $359.98, as all customers who place advanced orders on two or more Echo Shows are eligible to use the "SHOW2PACK" promo code that will grant them a $100 discount on their purchase, the Seattle, Washington-based tech giant said. The Echo Show will start shipping to consumers on June 28 and will initially only be available for purchase in the United States directly through Amazon. Customers interested in getting their hands on the latest Alexa-infused gadget can do so by following the link below.
Overall, it seems that most recent reports about the Echo Show have been correct, save for the fact that the eCommerce company seemingly isn't limiting pre-orders to four devices per unit and will apparently have plenty of units in stock once the LCD-equipped speaker starts shipping come late June. The device is currently available in Black and White variants, though it's possible that Amazon will offer more colors in the future. Apart from the display panel that can serve as an alternative to controlling your connected home by dictating commands to Alexa, allow you to make video calls, and interact with multimedia content, the Echo Show still features all of the other capabilities that are already integrate into the previous members of the Echo family.
The device is 187 x 187 x 90mm in size and weighs 41 ounces, or 1.1kg, which is neither light nor surprising given the fact that Amazon's latest IoT gadget wasn't designed to be moved around a lot. Other key features of the Echo Show include a 5-megapixel camera for video calls and home monitoring, dual 2-inch stereo speaker, and 802.11 a/b/g/n support. Finally, the Echo Show is powered by Intel's Atom x5-Z8350 processor and ships with a one-year warranty, like most consumer electronics in the United States do. It's currently unclear when the device will make its way to the United Kingdom and Germany, but more details on the matter should be available later this year.