Amazon Echo Show 2nd Generation carries a price tag of US $229.99 (£219.99 in the UK, Rs. 22,999 in India) and comes in two color options – Black & White. The Amazon Echo Show available on Amazon.com (Amazon.in, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com.au) and select retailers offline. The buyers will get a free Philips Hue Smart lightbulb at no added cost. The key highlights of 2nd-generation Amazon Echo Show are that it comes with Alexa, 10-inch HD display, a built-in smart home hub, and a Dolby processing support speaker.
Amazon Echo Show, an Amazon Alexa-powered Smart display features a fabric design on the rear while on the front, there is an immersive 10-inch HD display along with a smart home hub inside. The display is crisp, has bright visuals and quite big enough to showcase your favorite audio & video content using the Alexa voice assistant. The device has a variety of functions and it includes home surveillance, users can watch videos, engage in video chats with others, pull up security camera feeds, and more. It also has support for Alexa voice control and can be used to get visual information to queries. You can ask the assistant just about anything, including to display lyrics and album art with Amazon Music or stream content from Spotify and Audible.
On the sides of the screen, there are revamped speakers, you get dual, side-firing two-inch Neodymium drivers that replaces the front-facing ones that were below the screen on the older model. The device comes with a passive bass radiator within the smart display and Amazon uses real-time Dolby processing to deliver a powerful bass and stereo sound, yet clear audio experience for all your music. There’s an 8-microphone array with far-field voice recognition technology, which the company says is the most advanced available and differentiate your voice from ambient sound. The device also captures sound during voice and video calls. Additionally, you can also use the device as a standalone speaker similar to the Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus speakers, to fetch music from a handful of music streaming services such as Amazon Prime, Gaana, JioSaavan, and others. The device has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with support for high-definition video calling and hands-free calling on Skype.
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There are additional capabilities like you can ask Alexa to “Show me something interesting” and it will show content like movie trailers, videos, news bulletins using the screen, step-by-step cooking instructions, view Facebook photos, TV shows and movies from Amazon Prime Video and even images. Users can also make Skype video calls hands free with the help of the device or access & browse the internet or web with built-in browsers including Silk and Mozilla Firefox.
Amazon has said that Alexa skills have been customized based on your needs. The skills optimized to help you request a ride from Ola, shop online, recipes from Sanjeev Kapoor, the horoscope from Ganeshaspeaks, wisdom from Sadhguru, news briefing from Aaj Tak, cricket update from ESPN Cricinfo and more. The device can also be used along with Amazon devices such as Amazon Echo speaker range and Amazon Fire TV Stick range. The device will also allow users to play or control smart home devices present in the house with the help of built-in Zigbee architecture for home automation and smart home functionality. You have to say, “Alexa, discover my devices” and the device will automatically discover and setup compatible light bulbs and plugs without the need for additional hubs or apps.
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Amazon Echo Show 2nd Generation Technical Specifications
|Type of Product||Smart Speaker|
|Model||Echo Show 2nd Generation|
|Additional Accessories Included||NA|
|Warranty||1 year manufacturer warranty|
|Box Content||Amazon Echo Show 2nd Generation, power adapter (30W) /cable (6 ft.), and quick start guide|
|Resolution||1280 x 800|
|Processor||Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor for advanced technology and processing capabilities|
|OS Compatibility||Fire OS|
|Alexa App||The Alexa App is compatible with Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac|
|USB||1 x Micro-USB|
|Integrated Streaming Services||Amazon Music, Amazon Video, Audible, Spotify, TuneIn|
|Power Supply||AC power adapter|
|Driver Type||Full-range driver, passive radiator|
|Driver Qty||1, 2|
|Driver Diameter||2 m|
|Driver Magnet Type||Neodymium|
|Frequency Response||60 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Speaker Channel Type||Stereo|
|Speaker Channel Quantity||2|
|Integrated Components||8 microphones array|
|Colour||Black and White|
|Product Height||174.00mm (6.9 inches)|
|Product Width||246.00mm (9.7 inches)|
|Product Depth||107.00mm (4.2 inches)|
|Product Weight||1.7 Kg ( 3.87 lbs)|