Amazon has upgraded its smart devices portfolio with the launch of Amazon Echo Show 15 and Amazon Glow. The former one is a regular smart screen with a bigger display and can be mounted on the Wall.
Yes, it can be utilised as a digital frame or you can place it anywhere in your home as it can be position both vertically as well as horizontally. While the latter one is specifically designed for Kids.
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Amazon Echo Show 15 and Amazon Glow price and availability
Amazon Echo Show15 has been introduced at £239.99 that converts to Rs 23,500. The customers can sign up at www.amazon.co.uk/echoshow15 to be notified when the device is available. Countertop stands and under-cabinet mount accessories will be sold separately and will be available for purchase when Echo Show 15 is available.
On the other hand, Amazon Glow is priced at $299 which translates to Rs 22,300. But the company will be offering it at an invitation-only special introductory price of $249 which is something around Rs 18,600. Indian price and availability details are yet to be announced by the company.
Amazon Echo Show 15 specs and features
As the name suggests the Amazon Echo Show 15 features a 15.6-inch full HD screen. The display comes with 1920×1080 pixels of resolution. It has dual 1.6-inch stereo speakers along with a 5-megapixel camera great for video calls, or to Drop-In on a loved one inside or outside of your house, using an Alexa-enabled device.
The large screen supports 1080p video streaming which can be placed on your kitchen countertop or mounted on the wall anywhere in your home. Just ask Alexa to watch films and TV shows from Prime Video and Netflix. You can also catch up on the news from Sky, BBC and LBC; ask Alexa to play music or read your Audible book. It is also used as a home decor or a frame to showcase your moments by displaying full-screen pictures from Amazon Photos, Facebook Photos, or alternating visuals from pre-loaded art, nature, seasonal, or travel galleries.
Amazon Echo Show 15 is powered by a quad-core Amazon AZ2 Neural Edge processor which is specially designed to enable computer vision (CV) algorithms that once required the computer power of the cloud letting it recognise a person enrolled in visual ID and will be able to process their images right on the device. One can also interact will Alexa using touch instead of voice, to see captions for Alexa’s responses on the device screen, and more.
The smart device also gives you control over the microphone and camera so you can view and delete your voice recordings, and a built-in shutter to cover the camera. According to the company, the customers will be able to review requests associated with specific household members who have set up Voice ID in the Alexa app or by visiting Alexa Privacy Settings.
This allows those members of your household to have control over how their individual voice history is managed. In addition to this, the users will also get reminders to review their privacy settings in the Alexa app 30 days after they’ve set up their device.
The Amazon Echo Show 15 now comes with a new visual ID feature, Alexa will be able to recognise you and personalise the information on its screen. After enrolling in visual ID, if you walk in front of Echo Show 15, Alexa will recognise you and the screen will automatically update to show you a custom greeting, your reminders, calendar events, recently played music or notes from others in your home.
The best part is when you enrol your child in visual ID for kids the home screen will shift to only show age-appropriate content when your child is recognised. One can also customise Alexa widgets by letting you add information that is useful to you and your family plus the widgets continually refresh to stay up to date, so you always have the latest information, and you can easily rearrange them to suit your needs and preferences. The sound detection features will immediately notify you when it detects a crying baby or any other noise.
Amazon Glow specs
Amazon Glow is specifically designed for kids and it comes with an 8-inch display. It let your child tear an e-book or make video calls to family members to communicate. The biggest USP of the Amazon Glow is that it has a built-in projector-camera with a built-in shutter.
This functionally allows kids to create art and play games, solve puzzles over a video call. The buyers will get 1 year of Amazon Kids+ that gives access to thousands of books for kids and interactive games, with visual art activities and animated storybooks.
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