Amazon has been betting on new hardware for years to expand the smart home ecosystem. Its Echo speakers with integrated Alexa have gone around the world and for a few years now have also included a screen, a line called Echo Show.
During the presentation of their new products they have also announced a new generation of Echo Show 8. Below these lines we leave you all the information regarding the company’s latest smart speaker with screen.
New generation of Echo Show 8
Echo Show seems to be slowly finding its place in the home. The company offers numerous models, starting with the 5-inch Echo Show up to 15. In this regard, they have shown the news of their new generation of Echo Show 8, with new design, spatial audio and integrated digital home controller.
The Echo Show is a device that, in addition to its features, can also be used to control other devices in the home. The new design of the Echo Show 8 offers an industrial design with a glass cover and rounded edges, following the company’s trend in this regard.
According to Amazon, the Echo Show 8 now also offers a better audio experience, with more clarity and improved bass. Along with this, it is worth highlighting its support for spatial audio and a technology that analyzes the acoustics of the room to adjust playback and achieve optimal sound quality.
The new device also includes a new processor that will allow us to obtain even faster screen responses than in the previous generation. Besides, his 13 megapixel camera It will allow us to make video calls, achieving higher video quality than in the previous model.
As we said before, Echo Show 8 is also a device that will allow us to widely control other smart devices. This is because it integrates a controller compatible with Zigbee, Matter, Thread and Bluetooth. In this way, the Echo Show 8 will also serve as a Hub to integrate devices compatible with these technologies in our ecosystem.
Amazon has also included new home features with adaptive content in the Echo Show 8. In this way, the device uses computer vision technologies to adjust screen content based on user proximity towards the device. This way, if you move away from the device, Alexa will be able to show you content in a larger font, such as the news of the day, playback, etc.
If the user has set up a visual ID, The content will also be displayed in a personalized way for the user. This way, items like a recent playlist can be highlighted. Along with this, the new adaptive home screen also makes it easier to access the most used widgets. This adaptive control comes standard in the second and third generation of the Echo Show 8, although we will also have it in other Echo Shows early next year.
For those concerned about the privacy of the device, Amazon includes a cover on the camera and a dedicated button to mute the microphone. Additionally, users also have the ability to view, listen to, and delete their voice recordings at any time.
Price and availability
The Echo Show will be available in anthracite white starting next October 25. Has a price of 169.99 euros and it is also possible to purchase an adjustable stand with a USB-C charging port independently and at a price of 39.99 euros.
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