Every year Amazon brings a new set of Echo devices that not only are good to look at but has one of the most intelligent AI (Alexa) available in the market. The latest to come is Amazon Echo Show 10, which not only has Alexa in it but comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen that rotates and follows you around the room. This is our Amazon Echo Show 10 review.
Amazon Echo Show 10: Design and display
The Amazon Echo Show 10 comes in one of the largest (eco-friendly) boxes any Echo device comes in. Neatly tucked in, after unboxing, we were greeted with a large cylindrical speaker that has a rotating crown on top, which attaches the touchscreen to the speaker. The display is not edge to edge, but we did not mind the extra bezels. More so because on the top right you also get a large camera with a privacy shutter.
The top of the screen has a couple of buttons as well. These include volume up and down along with the Mics/Camera on/off buttons. So, there is no power button on Amazon Echo Show 10. Just connect the power adaptor to the port located at the bottom of the speaker and you are good to go. The speaker cylinder has two 1-inch tweeters along with a 3-inch woofer inside. More on the audio part in the next section.
The 10.1-inch display on the Amazon Echo Show 10 works really well. The brightness is nice and you can read and see everything easily. We tried it in the kitchen as well as the living room. And no matter what we were up to, checking recipes online or watching soaps on Prime Video or Netflix, the experience was mighty fine. The user interface is easy to grasp, and not once did we felt we were lost. In case you feel lost, you can always ask Alexa for help and she will do the rest. Saying that, we hardly tapped or swiped the screen, as that is the beauty of having a smart speaker connected with a display powered by Alexa.
Amazon Echo Show 10 review: Performance
Amazon Echo Show 10 does everything the regular Echo speakers do and more. The sound of the speakers is great. If you are throwing a small party at home, this speaker is all you need to fill the room with great tunes.
Setting up the Amazon Echo Show 10 is child’s play and we were up and running in no time at all. Since we already have our Amazon account ready, our setup time was very less. In case it is your first time with an Amazon device, then you will take a few extra minutes to set it up. Once up, Alexa takes care of everything. As always, she will learn your preferences. She will put reminders for you, manage your shopping lists, play songs or movies and even turn on the smart lights. As the days go by, she becomes smarter and learns to become a better assistant.
You can have multiple profiles connected to it so that she is able to address you with your name, which brings a more personalised feel to the whole AI-human portico. She will understand what kind of music you like, what kind of recipes to show and will be part of the family. Amazon Echo Show 10 can also make audio and video calls for you since there is a screen and camera in it. The camera keeps you in focus and rotates the screen as you move across the room.
A rotating camera is a great feature, as it adds to the security. How? The Amazon Echo Show 10 is a smart security camera also, which you can access from anywhere around the world. You can access and rotate the camera in all directions. Not bad Alexa, not bad! Alexa can hear commands from as far away as 15 feet with ease. Even if there is noise in the room, Alexa will answer you 9 out of 10 times.
At Rs 24,999 is Amazon Echo Show 10 worth the purchase? That is a definite yes. You can use the device in so many ways. It is a smart speaker, security camera as well as display you can watch movies on in one. Alexa will be a great addition to the family.
Amazon Echo Show 10 Pros
Amazon Echo Show 10 Cons
Some might find it expensive
The screen is on edge to edge
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