If you want to outfit your home with Alexa, this is a great time to start, with many Amazon products on sale. You can start with an Amazon Echo Show 8. The mid-range device has a screen that allows you to see images, videos, video calls, and footage from a connected security camera.
The 8″ HD screen with stereo sound will connect Alexa with video calling and messaging. You can place a video call to others who have an Echo device with a screen or just have the Amazon Alexa app. Announcements can be made to other Alexa devices throughout your home as well.
You’re in no way limited to communication with this device, as you can also watch TV shows, movies, and the news. Also, listen to radio stations, podcasts, and audiobooks. Display your photos, too, to use this Echo as a pseudo screensaver.
The Amazon Echo Show 8 works well to control your smart home devices. It will control your lights, adjust the thermostat, and see who’s on your doorstep, whether it’s a friendly face, another Amazon delivery, or a solicitor you wish to dismiss quickly, saving you from a trip to the door.
Don’t worry about security, as you can turn off the microphones by tapping a button and close the built-in shutter to cover the camera for privacy. It can sit on an adjustable stand as well (sold separately).
Save $30 and get this Echo speaker with a display for just $99.99.
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