"Amazon's new Echo Show boasts a revamped design"
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CNET First Look
Amazon's new Echo Show boasts a revamped design
We saw about a dozen new devices from Amazon today including this one, it's the Second Gen Amazon Echo Show.
And it comes about a year and a half after the first one debuted.
This one has got a bigger, better screen with a sharper resolution and a bigger overall size, up from seven inches to ten inches.
It also got a newly refined design in back with this fabric body build that kinda hides the bulk a little better from the front angle.
And also matches it with the new Echo Dot and Echo Plus.
The Echo Show is gonna cost you $230 if you buy it at full price, which is the same as before.
And it's also gonna add in the extra benefit of a [INAUDIBLE] radio that'll help you use this thing as more of a smart home hub, connected directly to things like smart lights and smart locks that use [INAUDIBLE] to send their signals.
What's also interesting about the echo show is that Amazon is making it easier for developers to sync up with the design software of that visual interface and make their skills kind of pop a little more and match up with the Amazon aesthetic.
We'll see if that pays off as skills continue jumping on board.
That's been kind of a slow process thus far with the first gen Another nice point of nerd if you like having a TV on hand in the kitchen.
The Echo Show is gonna sync up really nicely with the new Fire TV recast which is kind of like a new DVR box for the Fire TV ecosystem.
Hook one up to an antennae and it can beam TV signals all over your house to any devices that are compatible with Fire TV, including the Echo Show.
That way you can say pull up my recordings and take a look at any shows you've got recorded from that antenna signal, or also from services that work with Fire TV like Hulu.
Preorders are open now for the new Echo Show.
It'll be shipping out to consumers later this fall.
We'll get one into the CNET smart home as soon as we can and let you know what we think.
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