Amazon has unveiled the Amazon Echo Show, the latest personal assistant device in the company's Echo gadget line-up, and the first to have a built-in display - but the device will only be available in the US for now.
The built-in screen is seven-inches and enables users not just to bark their commands at Alexa, but also to display videos, weather, maps and more on the screen.
"For news and information you can see and hear, just ask Alexa for your video flash briefing from CNN. Curious about the latest movie trailers or a need a how-to video from YouTube? Just ask," burbled Amazon.
The gadget, which isn't exactly a good looker, also has a built-in five mega-pixel camera on the front and enables users to make video calls with other Echo Show owners or anyone with the Alexa app installed on their smartphone.
Amazon claims that users can also connect other IoT devices to the Echo Show, such as the Ring doorbell - showing on the device's display exactly who's at the door - or it can take a feed of your infant's room if you have an Arlo monitor.
In terms of specifications, the Amazon Echo Show boasts Dolby audio "to deliver crisp vocals with dynamic bass response and expansive sound", according to Amazon, and is kitted out with no less than eight microphones and noise cancellation technology to ensure that Alexa can hear users' conversations commands, loud and clear.
The device weighs in at 1.17kg, and you'll also find dual-band WiFi support, A2DP support, and an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor powering the whole thing.
However, Amazon's Echo Show has a hefty $229 price tag and, while it will start shipping in the US on 28 June, there's no UK release date yet.
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