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Is the Amazon Echo Show 5 better than the Google Nest Hub?

It can be hard to determine which smart home display to purchase, especially given that there are so many on the market. To help you out, we’ve compared the Google Nest Hub against the new Echo Show 5 so you can see which is the better device. Here’s what we discovered.

Google Nest Hub

The better touchscreen

$ 130 at Best Buy

Pros Larger screen Isn’t constantly recording Light sensor Gives better directions Better access to  [Read More…]

Amazon unveils a new Echo Dot Kids Edition that’s already being discounted

Amazon has quietly unveiled an all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition which features a new, yet familiar, design, and color options unlike anything we’ve seen the company do before. At first glance, you may mistake this for a regular 3rd-gen Echo Dot, until you see the new bright Rainbow color scheme that’s being offered. Details surrounding what’s new are a bit limited right now, but Amazon does say that this speaker, like the latest Echo Dot, is 70% louder, and there  [Read More…]

Which Echo device should you get for Alexa Guard?

Worrying about your home when you’re away on vacation, visiting family, or simply when running a number of errands is never fun. With Alexa Guard, you can feel comforted in the fact that something is monitoring the sounds in your home while you’re out. It currently works with all Echo devices available in the United States. Here are all of the Echo devices that work with Alexa Guard.

Tiny and mighty Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Staff Pick

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Is the Echo Show 5 better than the Echo Spot?

If you’re looking for an inexpensive Alexa display, the cheapest options are the Echo Show 5 and the Echo Spot. We’ve compared the two to see which one is best.

Echo Show 5

The Best Choice

$ 90 at Amazon

Pros Inexpensive Camera cover for privacy Can turn off microphone Cons Isn’t available yet Screen has low resolution Camera isn’t very powerful

At just $ 90, this is Amazon’s least expensive home display. It doesn’t  [Read More…]

Does the versatile Amazon Echo Show 5 have a front-facing camera?

Best answer: Yes, there is a front-facing camera that can be used for video chat. Amazon has included a shutter that slides over the camera to better protect your privacy.

Compact display: Echo Show 5 ($ 90 at Amazon) What is the Echo Show 5?

It’s the latest smart display created by Amazon. With it, you can ask Alexa to play music, open Amazon Prime Video, check your calendar, make video calls, and much more. You’ll also  [Read More…]

Is the Echo Show 5 a better option than the Echo Show?

Since there are so many options, it can be difficult choosing the right Alexa display in 2019. We’ve broken down the pros and cons of both the Echo Show (2nd Gen) and the Echo Show 5 to determine which is a better fit for most people.

Echo Show 5

The right price

$ 90 at Amazon

Pros Inexpensive Camera shutter for privacy Can turn off microphone Compact Cons Small screen Low camera resolution Lower sound quality  [Read More…]

Lenovo Smart Clock vs. Amazon Echo Spot

Smart Displays continue to take the world by storm and we have tested just about all of the options on the market. The best part about it is that it’s rather easy to find the best display for your needs.

Lenovo Smart Clock

Bigger and better

$ 80 at Lenovo

Pros Larger display More powerful speakers Built-in USB port Lower price Cons No camera for video chats Can’t set Google Photos for photo frame

The  [Read More…]

What does the Amazon Echo Show 5 mean for Google and Nest?

The Echo Show 5 brings a smaller screen at a ridiculously good price — and that could spell real trouble for the Nest Hub and Lenovo Smart Clock — or even Amazon’s own Echo Spot.

Google has done wonders for the smart home space. It might not have been first — Amazon will forever hold that crown — but it more than made up for lost time with Google Assistant and the Google Home and/or Nest line of products. (OK, just so long  [Read More…]

The Echo Show 5 is Amazon’s cheapest Alexa speaker with a screen

You can also now delete your Alexa voice command history.

What you need to know The Echo Show 5 is a compact smart display with a 5.5-inch screen. It costs just $ 90 and pre-orders are open now. Amazon’s also launching a new tool to delete old voice commands.

Amazon’s Echo family is growing by one with the new Amazon Echo Show 5. Quietly announced on May 29, the Echo Show 5 is a smaller, more affordable  [Read More…]

The best Echo device deals right now

It’s time to save some money on a new Echo device.

An Amazon Echo device is one of the easiest ways to make your home smarter. From super-affordable options like the Echo Dot to the luxe models like the Echo Show, you have a wide variety of choices. All that smart home goodness can put a hefty dent in your wallet, but luckily we’ve rounded up the best Echo device deals that are available for March 2019.  [Read More…]