THE Amazon announced on Thursday (24) the smart speakers Echo and Echo Dot with spherical design, but the big news was for the Echo Show 10. The largest smart screen with Alexa now tracks your movements and automatically moves to keep you framed in the 13-megapixel webcam, with computer vision, which can act as a security camera.
O Echo Show 10 has a 10-inch screen with HD resolution and, according to Amazon, brings a brighter panel than the previous generation. The 2.1 channel speakers have adaptive sound, analyzing the acoustics of the environment to reproduce the audio optimally. As with the new 4th generation Echo, there is an integrated Zigbee hub for controlling compatible smart home devices.
Echo Show 10 has a silent motor to move the screen
The most different feature is, of course, the mobile screen. According to Amazon, the display “stays within reach of your vision, moving as you interact with Alexa, no matter where you are in the environment”. This allows you to make video calls without leaving the frame, as the 13 megapixel camera, with wide angle lens, zooms in and out to keep you in the center of the image.
Amazon says that the engine of the mobile screen is “absolutely silent”, so that the user does not hear anything while being accompanied (fear!). For this, an algorithm that uses a “combination of audio localization and computer vision” runs on the device itself. Of course, you can disable intelligent movement by asking Alexa or by closing the camera with the integrated mechanical cover.
When you’re out and about, Echo Show 10 can act as a security camera, which automatically rotates to monitor the environment. The images can be consulted through the Alexa application (or another Echo Show). You can set up to be alerted when someone enters the camera’s field of view, or create a routine to automatically turn on the lights whenever someone enters the room.
One of the major shortcomings of the previous Echo Shows will be remedied: “soon, you will also be able to watch Netflix just by asking Alexa, with the ability to browse, search and broadcast the entire catalog,” says Amazon in a statement. However, questioned by Tecnoblog on YouTube, Alexa’s international director Michele Butti says there is still no provision for Google’s service to be available on the smart screen.
The release date of Echo Show 10 in Brazil has not been informed, but Amazon confirms that the device will cost R $ 1,899 when you get to the country. This will be the most expensive Echo to land on the national market, above the R $ 1,699 of Echo Studio.
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