Amazon continues to work on bringing its Alexa devices to our home in the easiest way possible, those responsible for providing the possibility of creating a connected home at an entry price and with the capabilities that can be expected from current technology.
This Echo Show 10 is one of the latest additions and without a doubt the most curious in terms of the company's complete catalog. We are going to analyze in depth the new Amazon Echo Show 10 from Jeff Bezos' company and see how it performs, Find out with us and thus you will deduce if it is really worth it or not to get one of them.
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Materials and design
On this occasion, Amazon has opted for a fairly innovative design, despite the fact that until now the speaker had been on the back of the screen as an extension, now both the screen and the speaker are arranged semi-independently but integrated. . The loudspeaker is located at the rear, completely cylindrical, covered by a nylon in the colors offered by the North American company. For its part, the screen has a movable arm in a vertical direction that will hold the LCD panel. If it convinces you, its price is around 249,99 euros on Amazon.
- Available colors: Anthracite
This LCD panel will be the nerve center of the Amazon Echo Show 10 with a camera located in the upper right area, while in the upper bezel we will have the «mute» button and the buttons that control the volume of the speaker. This 10-inch panel is prominent, but as is often the case in these entry-level products from Jeff Bezos's company, matte plastic will predominate. As an interesting advantage, in the configuration procedure we will adjust the movement of the screen, and that is one of the most innovative points of the product and that we will mention in more detail below.
As for the dimensions and weight, we find a fairly heavy device, we have 2,5 Kilograms that we feel nothing more than the box arrives. As for the size, we have 251 x 230 x 172 millimeter, although it may seem "prominent", the reality is that its design helps it not to bulge too much despite its 10-inch rotating panel with manual tilt.
The device has wireless connectivity WiFi ac with MIMO technology and in A2DP and AVRCP protocol, however, in essence we have an Amazon Fire tablet "glued" to a speaker. Mount the screen the processor MediaTek 8113 With a secondary processor of which we do not know the technical characteristics, which Amazon defines as AZ1 Neura Edge, we imagine that focused on the performance of Alexa.
- 10 MP camera with mechanical locking system
- 2.1 stereo system
- 2x - 1 ″ Tweeters
- 1x - 3 ″ Woofer
- Includes 30W power adapter with AC port
We have Zigbee protocol for our connected home and ambient light sensor, as happens in other screen speakers from the American company. We have to talk about its brushless motor with 180º rotation that will allow it to follow us through the camera of the device. We also do not have data about the RAM or internal storage of the device.
Alexa will follow you everywhere
In the configuration we are going to place the angle of rotation and the location of the device so that, as we have said before, it follows us while we speak to it or do things. This is especially interesting when, for example, we are in the kitchen and we want to make the recipe, or we are watching our particular video without too many problems. Without a doubt, it seems like a real success if we consider that this could be one of the weakest points of the previous Echo Show, so we do not have problems with the viewing angles.
Similarly, we have a support that will allow us to adjust the viewing angle vertically, not much, but enough to make it as comfortable as possible to use. The screen responds well and the brightness capacity is more than enough.
Screen and sound
We start with the sunod, this Echo Show 10 defends itself quite well, it has a three-inch neodymium woofer and two one-inch tweeters. It's obviously far from the Amazon Echo Studio, but offers slightly better sound than the Amazon Echo of this generation. The mids and bass are slightly respected and it is shown to be a more than enough option to fill any room or room, although it may be of insufficient quality for a quite generous room. You can buy it on Amazon, as a regular point of sale, although it also appears in some MediaMarkt.
We have Dolby Atmos compatibility, the distortion is low and it is defended in a dignified way. Obviously it takes a toll on the bass, but the mids and highs have a sufficient quality.
As for the screen we have 10,1 inches of touch panel IPS LCD. The screen is not crazy, we have a 1280 x 800 resolution, i.e. HD, which continues to be insufficient to enjoy multimedia content as required by the canons, a shame having a 10 ″ panel. We do not have any kind of external connection in the form of multimedia storage, so we will limit ourselves to Amazon Photos or the cloud connection services supported by this device.
This Amazon Echo Show serves once again as an Alexa extension for a fairly complex connected home, I liked it a lot in its use although it does not offer any innovative section regarding the Operating System that other versions of the Amazon Echo Show mount. We do have a device that responds well and allows us to adjust all the parameters of those devices previously synchronized with Amazon Alexa.
In my case, all the IoT devices in my home are designed by and to interact with Alexa, so it has been comfortable and intuitive for me to work with Philips Hue, Sonos devices and even the air conditioning configured through BroadLink. Of course, we take into account that we are facing a device whose standard price is around 250 euros. It will serve as one more step to the typical household devices, and honestly, it makes the control of the connected home more bearable thanks to its screen, being a luxury to have it in the kitchen or in the hallway, but it is far from being a device of input range by price.
- Editor's rating
- 4 star rating
- Echo Show 10 (2021)
- Review of: Miguel Hernández
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- DesignPublisher: 95%
- ScreenPublisher: 80%
- PerformancePublisher: 80%
- SoundPublisher: 75%
- FunctionalityPublisher: 90%
- Portability (size / weight)Publisher: 90%
- Price qualityPublisher: 90%
Pros and cons
- Innovative design
- Tracking function
- Zigbee protocol and big screen
- Resolution could be improved
- The sound does not correspond to a 250 euro speaker