Amazon announced a new gadget this week, the Echo Show! It’s a voice-controlled speaker with a touchscreen display.
According to the tech giant, the Echo Show “brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things.”
CNBC reported that the device boasts a 7-inch touchscreen display and a front-facing camera for video calls. It can also complete voice calls between Alexa and Echo devices along with smartphones that have the Alexa app. Plus, the Echo Show works as a home intercom system and can adjust other smart devices like thermostats. Score.
This device can also work with smart home products including Ring and Arlo smart cameras. So if you want to see who is at your door before opening it and you have a front door camera, the Echo Show has you covered.
A source told CNBC that Amazon will target the enterprise with its Alexa and Echo technology. Bringing your Alexa to work sounds intriguing, yes? The source also reportedly told CNBC that Amazon will hurt unified voice tech from organizations like Cisco.
Amazon previously launched several other Echo-branded products, including the first Amazon Echo that hit shelves 3 years ago, the Echo Dot, Echo Tap and Echo Look.
The latest in this product family, the Echo Show, is reportedly enabling Amazon to stay on top of the voice-controlled speaker market. A recent study completed by eMarketer found that the organization holds a 70.6 percent share in the space.
The Echo Show is on the market for $229.99 and is currently only available for pre-order. It’s expected to be generally available toward the end of June. Stay with us for updates on this.