I first saw Amazon’s Alexa device almost exactly two years ago. Now the family of devices uses the Echo name and there is a new member in the family. Thanks to the FTC, I have to tell you that I do earn a pitiful little commission if you order using the links I’ve provided. Sadly, Amazon hasn’t provided me with anything for free.

All of the functions available in the other Echo devices are also available in the Echo Show. The big new feature is a 7 inch screen and the ability to make voice and video calls.

It will still play music if you ask. Ask a question and it will answer. Have other home automation devices, it most likely will integrate with them. Let it help with weather, security cameras, to-do lists and shop.

Foster D. Coburn III
Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III is author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences. His first Web site was built in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013.

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