Amazon released Echo a little while back and they’ve continued to expand their line of smart tech, expanding Alexa to iPhone, Huawei Mate 9 and released the new Echo Look, a device to pick your clothes. And now this new leak could be what kills it.
It’s obvious that Alexa will never catch up to Siri – especially with Apple’s leaked standalone Siri device to satisfy all but it looks like this may be the worst Amazon Alexa device.
Yeah, it looks like something from the early 2000s but is something Amazon would probably do, it looks like it couldn’t do anything that a smartphone can’t, except for its big bulky and might not be portable. One of the most disappointing things about Amazon Echo was that it had to be plugged in and Amazon might go for the cheaper option of having to use a DC wire for this new device.
This is, of course, just a rumour but could be Amazon’s biggest mistake. On the top right, it has a messages symbol suggesting and integration with iOS or Android or even Amazon’s own messaging service. Only time will tell.
Update: Amazon did release this product. Amazon describes it as:
- Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. All hands-free—just ask.
- Introducing a new way to be together. Make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App, and make voice calls to anyone who has an Echo or Echo Dot.
- See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more.
- Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response
- Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby’s room with compatible cameras from Ring and Arlo. Turn on lights, control thermostats and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, Ecobee, and other compatible smart home devices.
- With eight microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo Show hears you from any direction—even while music is playing
- Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Allrecipes, CNN, and more