The Amazon Echo Show 5 means Alexa is more than just a pretty voice. The device works in every room in your house, showing you videos, helping with step-by-step recipes in the kitchen or controlling your other smart devices from thermostats to security cameras. Fully utilizing its screen, the Echo Show 5 also lets you connect face-to-face with other users of an Echo device with a screen or Skype account.
Customize the device with your favorite photos, choose your clock face and activate the ambient sunrise feature to get a fresh start on your morning routines. It’s lightweight at 14.5 ounces and compact yet still large enough with a 5.5-inch display to give you a connected experience wherever you are. Frankly, it’s perfect for the bedside table.
Of course, it gives you full control of your privacy. You can disable the camera and microphone with one touch and slide the equipped shutter to cover the camera. The Echo Show 5 debuts on June 26.