The Amazon Echo family just grew to include the brand new Echo Show (available for pre-order now at $229.99 and shipping in late June). This new Alexa device does everything the Echo and Alexa can do, but it also has a 7-inch touchscreen and front-facing 5MP camera for a new twist on my favorite smart home device.
Not only can you ask Alexa to display everything from the weather and news to your to-do lists, photos and videos, but you can use the Echo Show to video chat with your loved ones. All you have to do is say “Alexa, call Mom” and you’ll be connected virtually face-to-face in no time. (And don’t worry, it won’t turn your camera on unless you give it permission to do so).
Whoever you want to video chat with will need to have their own Show too, and you can be the best daughter/son/friend/parent ever and get them one when you pre-order yours! Right now, Amazon has a deal that lets you save $100 when you pre-order two with the coupon code “SHOW2PACK.” This is a limited offer, so you’ll want to take advantage of it before it’s gone.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.