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These are the Amazon Echo Show devices that you should buy

You may know that there are three smart screen devices currently being sold by Amazon, but do you know which is the best Amazon Echo Show? With so many showy Echo devices, which one should you get? We'll talk you through each option to help you decide which is right for your home, although right now, we recommend the Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) above the others because of its perfectly accommodating size. Best Amazon Echo Show overall: Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) The Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) sits right in the middle of the Echo Show line. As such, it takes some of the best features from the high to low ends. For example, it's in-between the smaller size of the Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) and the arguably unwieldy size of the Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen). It improves upon the smaller Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) sound quality with double the number of speakers (two 2-inch speakers at 10W per channel vs. one 1.7-inch speaker at 4W per channel). Plus, it has the same 1280x800 display as the larger Echo Show

Should you get the Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) or the Echo Show 5 Kids?

For the whole family Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) $85 at Amazon Pros Affordable Multiple color options Option for Amazon Kids+ Cons Only 2 MP camera Not very big for displaying photos If you're looking for a smart display for an adult or older child's bedroom nightstand or desk, the Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) is a good option that adds the benefit of a screen to the smart speaker experience. It costs less than the Kids edition, but it's effectively the same smart display in a different finish without a kids content subscription. Great for young kids Amazon Echo Show 5 Kids $95 at Amazon Pros Affordable Bright, cool color option Comes with Amazon Kids+ subscription Stand and light bundle options Cons Only 2MP camera Not very big screen for displaying photos If you are searching for a device your young child can use exclusively, the Kids Edition of the Amazon Echo Show 5 is the perfect choice since it comes with a one-year subscription to the Amazo

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) review: Still the smart screen to get

The penultimate video chatting speaker. May 2021 saw a whole host of updates and refreshes to Amazon's product lineup, from a new Fire HD 10 tablet, to a second tier of Fire Kids Pro devices, to updates to the Amazon Halo band and service . All of this is no doubt clearing its older devices from the decks in preparation for Prime Day 2021 , where we're bound to see some impressive discounts on all Amazon devices (likely including this latest Echo Show). When I first saw the spec sheet and read the relatively minor updates to the Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen), I knew that I'd still like the device, but I didn't think I'd be overly impressed with it as a refreshed product. After using the near paradigm-busting Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) and experiencing its show-stopping features like its rotating display and impressive speaker array, the updates offered on the new Show 8 felt like a sad trombone 'wah wah.' However, as I sat down to write this Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen)

Review: The Amazon Echo Frames (2nd Gen) are more than a concept product

This eye-opening Echo device frames Alexa in a positive light. Before you roll your eyes at another smart glasses review, just hear me out. The Amazon Echo Frames (Gen 2) may sound like another half-hearted attempt by a tech company to shove smart virtual assistants where they don't belong, further complicating and confusing our already crazy lives. But I'm here to tell you that these are actually pretty well thought out, designed, and implemented. After all, they've already been wear-tested for over a year by hundreds of nerds like me. First introduced at Amazon's fall 2019 hardware and services event, the Echo Frames were part of Amazon's Day 1 Editions program, where Amazon aims to product-test innovative designs and ideas with early adopter customers. Prime customers can request to participate in the program, and if accepted, are offered the Day 1 device at a reduced price. The only other Day 1 Edition product so far has been the Echo Loop, an Alexa-powered s