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AMAZON ECHO SHOW 15

The £240 ($250) Alexa-powered Echo Show 15 device has a 15.6-inch screen that you can mount on your wall or place on your countertop.

Users can hang it horizontally or vertically on a wall, such as a photo frame, as it displays tutorial videos, recipes from the web, or streamed shows from Netflix and Spotify.

‘We are thinking about it’ [Echo Show 15] like a kitchen TV, but much, much smarter,” said Miriam Daniel, vice president of Alexa and Echo devices.

Echo Show 15 can display a live stream from your smart doorbell, streaming service interfaces, personalized sticky notes for family members, and much more.

Echo Show 15 can be mounted in portrait or landscape orientation and is designed to blend into the environment like a picture frame

If you’ve chosen to hang it on the wall and turn off the screen, users can ask Alexa to show a photo frame, and Echo Show 15 only shows photos so it blends into the background.

“Echo Show 15 brings everything that makes your household tick in one place,” said Tom Taylor, senior vice president of Amazon Alexa.

It also has a redesigned home screen and Alexa widgets, designed with digital post-it notes and to-do lists in mind.

“With a redesigned home screen and Alexa widgets, you can customize Echo Show 15 to see your shared family calendar, manage to-do lists and reminders, get meal inspiration, and track your incoming packages,” Taylor says.

“Plus, Echo Show 15 can adapt to your home environment with full-screen photos or art, so it’s always there when you need it, but fades beautifully into the background when you don’t.”

AMAZON GLOW

Amazon Glow, meanwhile, is a two-piece device designed for kids that allows them to connect with loved ones remotely by participating in activities together.

During video calls on Glow, kids see a chat participant on a special 8-inch screen on a black device that almost looks like a retro walkie-talkie.

While doing so, they can read stories, play games and create art on a 19-inch, touch-sensitive, ‘projected space’ that almost looks like a sheet of paper.

While children enjoy engaging activities on the flat ‘projected space’, remote family and friends see the child on a tablet and participate in the same activities using a free Glow app.

Amazon partnerships with Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, Mattel and Disney allow kids to choose from a wide variety of content

Amazon partnerships with Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, Mattel and Disney allow kids to choose from a wide variety of content

Amazon says Glow “combines immersive projection, detection, and video technologies to make it feel like you’re having personal fun.”

“Glow brings a whole new level of fun that allows kids to be kids and welcome adults in an exciting new way to connect and bond even when they’re far away,” said Joerg Tewes, Amazon general manager. glow.

“We’ve created an unbreakable, super-sized, projected surface like no other, combining digital and physical fun that excites kids and delights adults with all they can do together.”

Amazon partnerships with Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, Mattel and Disney allow kids to choose from a wide variety of content.

Glow is available at an early access introductory price of $250, but is only for US customers for now.

BLINK VIDEO DOORBELL

The £50 ($50) Blink Video Doorbell is a smart doorbell with a long battery life, HD video for day and night, two-way audio and app alerts for a user’s smartphone.

It’s the first doorbell from Blink, the home automation company that Amazon revealed it acquired in 2017.

Customers can sign up with a special page on Amazon’s website be notified when the device is for sale.

Pictured, Blink Video Doorbell.  Amazon says it can be installed wired or wirelessly with the option to enable two-year battery life, 1080p HD day and night video, two-way audio, and app alerts

Pictured, Blink Video Doorbell. Amazon says it can be installed wired or wirelessly with the option to enable two-year battery life, 1080p HD day and night video, two-way audio, and app alerts

“The new Blink Video Doorbell provides affordable, easy-to-use and reliable security to your front door and is the perfect first step for customers looking for a smart home security system,” said Mike Harris, chief operating officer at Blink. .

Blink Video Doorbell is designed for every home – it’s packed with useful smart security features like custom motion detection zones to monitor the areas that matter most to you and your family.

“With the addition of a video doorbell to Blink’s range of smart security cameras – including the new Blink Floodlight Camera – you can see who’s at the door, keep an eye on packages and protect your entire home wherever you are.”

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