The Good The Echo Show offers everything you love about Alexa, complete with new video and touchscreen controls. It shines best as a dedicated, hands-free video calling command center.
The Bad The uninspired design feels dated. At launch, the touchscreen visuals don't do enough to bring Alexa to life, or make her much easier to use -- though that could change with the arrival of new screen-specific Alexa skills.
The Bottom Line Amazon'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.
It's more Echo than Show
Editor's note (October 26, 2017): Since introducing the Show in June 2017, Amazon has, refreshing some older models and continuing to and release . Though , neither the nor the forthcoming have a display, leaving this experimental ground wholly to Amazon -- for now. In fact, Amazon's own is the Show's closest competitor, combining elements of the Dot with the Show's visual capabilities. It's due out in December 2017.
The original Amazon Echo Show review, originally published in June 2017, follows below.
"Alexa, what can you show me?"
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