Amazon already somewhat revolutionised the whole ‘virtual assistant in your home’ thing when it introduced Alexa as a part of the Amazon Echo, an always-on computerised assistant for your home. Now, the company is taking things one step further, with the introduction of Amazon Echo Show, available to pre-order now for $230.
The idea behind the Echo Show is a simple one – it adds a screen to the already hugely capable Amazon Echo, enabling Alexa to respond to your questions, requests and commands with added video to enhanced replies, instructions and more. This also enables Alexa to display lyrics along with whatever music you happen to be listening to (for impromptu karaoke sessions, no doubt) as well as hands-free video calls to any of your contacts. It’s available in both black and white models and will be released June 28th, 2017.