Last week, Amazon Echo Show was discounted to US$159.99 (S$210). That is a 30% discount off the original retail price of US$229.99 (S$301).
As with most Amazon products, it doesn’t ship to Singapore directly, so you have to ship it through a freight forwarder like HopShopGo.
Amazon Echo Show is the bigger brother of the Echo Spot.
It is powered by Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Processor (up to 1.92 GHz, 2 MB cache) and features a dual 2.0″ speakers with 8-microphone array. It sounded better than the Echo Spot.
Both the UX/UI of Echo Spot and Echo Show are very snappy. You will notice the difference in processing power when it comes to video streaming. When doing Drop In or streaming Nest Cam, Echo Spot took a longer time to load the video feed.
Instead of a 2.5″ 480 x 480 circular touchscreen found on the Echo Spot, the Echo Show has a 7″ 1024 x 600 touchscreen. It measures 187 x 187 x 90 mm and weighs 1.2 kg.
The Echo Show doesn’t have a 3.5 mm line out. However, you still can use it as a Bluetooth speaker.
I will be replacing my living room’s Echo Dot with the Echo Show so that I can stream my Nest camera’s feed to it.
Drop In is Amazon’s answer to intercom using Echo devices. With the Echo Spot and Echo Show, you can enable video Drop In. Think of it as a video intercom within your own house.
You have to say “Alexa, drop in on the living room.” So I can intercom my wife in the living room from the master bedroom.
There is a difference between “Alexa, drop in on the living room” vs. “Alexa, call the living room.” Drop in doesn’t require the end user to pick up as it will answer automatically. Whereas for a call, the end user still has to say “Alexa, answer”
If you worry about privacy, under the Drop In options, you can set to On (My household and contacts with permission), Household Only (Only my household with permission) or Off (Nobody can drop in).