Today has been one of the best days for the market. We have new phones that will be releasing this week at the events that will be being held at different locations around the world. But the one that we are all hyped about and has finally made it way through the hole is the brand new Amazon Echo version. Boi, we have been waiting for this since the months leading to their Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. The leaks coming from random people were true and yes we will be getting a screen that will do some many things which a normal smart tablet can do like make phone calls and even play you news. Let’s jump right into the features of this awesome device.
Amazon currently claims 70% of the smart speaker market especially because of their major successor products. This is big deal for Amazon and is leading Amazon to claim almost 90% of the speaker market. Let’s take a look at what the press folks say:
Based on the video above you can tell that Alexa has gotten totally modified. The first Echo was a cylinder with two buttons at the top and had a dial that was a separate part which would allow you to control the volume of the device. In this case, you basically have a mini iPad with a frame and a camera on top of it with a few buttons probably on top for the volume and mute buttons that were there in the previous version of the Echo. Not a power button because it will automatically shut down after you use Alexa. At the bottom of the screen is a lot of space for the speakers. This is primarily what it will be used for music so that is why there is a mini screen especially if you are going to be talking with people.
Who needs a big screen anyway besides the people that will be using to facetime or call people. Speaking of which let’s jump into the new features of this awesome product.
Brand New Features
People way back where teasing that there was going to be brand new features that were totally not there in the Echo. One of the biggest ones being the screen itself. There is something that really stuck out to me on their website, here is what it is:
Voice responses from Alexa are now enhanced with visuals and optimized for visibility across the room. Call or message your family and friends that also have an Echo or the Alexa App, get the news with a video flash briefing, see your Prime Photos, shop with your voice, see lyrics with Amazon Music, and more.
This means that you will be allowed to use the screen to do almost anything. Mostly being the music screen but when you ask Alexa like “Alexa, call my dad ” it will respond “Calling Dad“. The way how they do this is by syncing the contacts of your phone to their brand new Alexa app which will help Alexa call anyone. If you call a person with an Alexa Show, since it comes with a camera you will have a FaceTime HD conversation. This is super good because now you don’t have to even take out your phone. If you are lying in bed then you can just call or text anyone by saying things. This is a next gen. device so everyone has high hopes for it. Pre-Orders are available and if you want to check out more of the device then you can Click Here. The screen as at an angle so it is easier to look at while sleeping and it looks much better. When you say “Alexa” a blue bar will come just like how it was in the Echo and Echo dot that will indicate that she is listening to you
It is going for $230 which is a bit pricey but you are basically getting an iPad that is much better for a cheaper price with high-quality sound system built-in. It will be released on June 28, 2017, in two colors one being the normal white and the other being the normal black. I seriously fell really happy about this because we are finally seeing a screen in a speaker which means Amazon has probably taken over almost 90% of the Bluetooth music speaker market.