Amazon is rolling out new versions of its Echo devices with screens, including its first model for kids.
On Wednesday, Amazon announced the Echo Show 8, a high-end version featuring an 8-inch HD screen, 13-megapixel wide-angle camera, and dual stereo speakers.
Users can also take Zoom calls from the Echo Show, and take advantage of augmented reality effects.
The Echo Show 8 costs $129.99. It’s available for pre-order starting Wednesday and ships next month.
Amazon is also releasing a more compact, affordable model called Echo Show 5, with a 5.5-inch display. It’s available for $84.99 in charcoal, glacier white, and deep sea blue.
There’s also a child-friendly version of the device, Echo Show 5 Kids ($94.99), that boasts personalized home screens with special kid themes, and support from video calls from contacts approved by parents. It also includes a free one-year membership to Amazon Kids+, which offers.a variety of entertainment and education content.
“With these new Echo Show devices, we focused on communications,” said Tom Taylor, senior vice president for Amazon Alexa in a statement.
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