Amazon Echo Show
The Echo Show does everything the original Echo does, but many of those features are much better when you add in a screen. Given that the Show is only $50 more than the standard Echo, it'll be a worthwhile investment for anyone looking to add a digital assistant to their home.
- Alexa takes great advantage of the new touchscreen
- Music sounds great over the new speaker
- Echo Show does everything the original Echo does
- It'll get better over time as developers build skills for the touchscreen
- Odd, angular design
- Low-resolution screen
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- Critic Reviews (10)
- 73AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsThe Wall Street Journal60Echo Show Review: Alexa Gets More Intrusive With CThe Show is a promising talking home computer and may appeal to people already heavily invested in Alexa’s world. But it’s a shame Amazon’s strange design choices muddy its potential. Walking the line between futuristic and creepy, the Show landed in the worst place of all: annoying.Gizmodo90The Amazon Echo Show Is the Best Dumb Smart MachinIt could be much better, and until Amazon improves the interaction between OS and skills and makes Alexa more intuitive, it’s still gonna be a far cry from that Jetsons future I’m ready for.TechCrunch70The Echo Show is a small step for Echo, a big leapI’m still not entirely sure I’m ready to add an Echo to my life. The question of usefulness vs. privacy continues to weigh pretty heavily on my own buying habits — but the Show is easily the most compelling Echo yet, and Amazon’s going to sell a boatload of the things.CNET70Amazon Echo Show review: It's more Echo than ShowAmazon's touchscreen Alexa device shows potential for people interested in video chatting with friends and family members, but it needs a little more development before we'd recommend it.New York Times60Alexa, What Happens if the Echo Has a Screen? YouAlexa fans with multiple Echo products deployed throughout the home will love having another Echo, this time with a screen. But the average person would be wise to wait before buying the Echo Show.Wired70Review: Amazon Echo ShowIt’s just an Echo. With the full benefit of two years of developer input and Amazon improvement. And a much, much better speaker. Not a bad place to start.Time80Review: Amazon's New Echo Fixes the Original's BigAlthough the Echo is and probably always will be a voice-centric computer, I'm convinced it needs this sort of screen in order to become the dynamic home computer Amazon clearly wants it to be.Mashable80Amazon Echo Show will transform your relationshipThe Echo Show gives a 'face' to the now-familiar Alexa digital assistant, but Amazon and its partners will need to do a lot more to fully untap its benefits.The Verge80AMAZON ECHO SHOW REVIEW: DOING MORE BY DOING LESSFrom nearly any other company, adding a screen would have resulted in feature-itis of the worst kind. By holding back, the Echo Show feels like it does more. Its strength is in its simplicity.USA Today70Amazon Echo Show: Worth it once the kinks are workShowing is not better than telling in every instance. But in many situations it is great to have the option.