Smart speaker, Amazon Echo Show, Amazon.com 10 review: Smart displays are on the move
Next level creepy let’s find out today we’re going to talk about how the echo 10 stacks up when it comes to smarts, sound cameras and whether or not that creepy following you thing works or not. First let’s talk about, looks design, wise it’s, fine. It looks like an echo show smart display, slapped on the front of a big smart speaker and it weighs in at a chunky, 5.6 pounds the base houses, a brushless motor and the speakers. So the 6.7 inch depth makes sense, but the show 10 will still take up more space on your shelf than a traditional smart display. The echo show 10 has solid audio and video specs with a 10.1 inch, hd display a 13 megapixel front facing camera with a wide angle, lens and dual front firing tweeters and a woofer for all. Your audio needs that 13 megapixel camera on the show. 10 is a major upgrade from the 5 megapixel camera on the 2nd gen echo show it’s also twice the quality of the six and a half megapixel camera you’ll find on the nest hub max, like other echo, show displays before it. This moving model has physical buttons for volume, control, microphone, muting and a physical camera shutter. Now the obvious standout feature here is the echo show 10’s motorized base. The show 10 uses a combination of audio and computer vision to zero in on its subject and track it around a room. You can adjust exactly how far the screen rotates, so it doesn’t bump into things in a tight space or when it’s near other objects.
The camera tracking functionality is automatically enabled. So if you want alexa to shadow you just a bit less or not at all, you’ll need to adjust that in the device settings on the display options here are pretty customizable you can select, which activities, if any, will trigger motion so you’re not forced to live With it all the time you can also manually tilt and turn the screen and turn motion on or off by swiping down on the display. The echo show 10’s tracking was pretty spot on in my testing, but i was able to confuse it a few times with two people walking around my kitchen. Sometimes the motion felt a little too sensitive for what i was doing, but overall it was surprisingly useful for doing things like watching tv and taking a video call while cooking don’t. Believe me take a look so, as you can see, chris is on the other end of another echo, show 10 and it’s going to follow him around the room. Probably yeah. You can tell it’s a little bit of a delay but there’s zoom and for the most part the echo champion can track him anywhere. He goes in the room. I can turn almost 360 degrees. So how does it do? If i like come closer, though, like hey you’re supposed to be able to tilt right, no, i can’t it’s not going to automatically still it’ll only automatically sweep, but it will zoom no tilt come on.
How fast can it go, though, pretty slow, yeah it’s, pretty delayed? If you’re going really quick well i’m, just imagining like with my kids like video chatting with my parents like okay, you know it’s going crazy. How well can that actually keep up yeah exactly if you keep them far away? I think it’s fine, but my kids have the tendency to oh yeah up the nose yeah exactly it’s, not perfect. When it comes to audio. The echo show 10 blasts out plenty of sound at max volume with little to no distortion, especially for a device that is first and foremost a smart display. 50 volume felt comfortable and 100 was almost unbearably loud at close range. If that sounds familiar that’s, because we felt the same way about the new amazon, echo, take a listen for yourself: Music, Music, Music, Music. As far as smarts go, a zigbee hub is built into the echo show 10 for simple setup of other smart home devices. Our echo show 10 had no trouble finding smart bulbs, locks and cameras. Like amazon’s other echo devices. You can use alexa guard to listen for alarm, sounds or glass breaking when you’re, not home, plus extra features. If you subscribe to the paid version, alexa guard plus new, with the echo show 10, is occupancy and vacancy based routines that allow you to customize a routine to start or end when someone enters or leaves the area your show 10 can see.
You can also drop in on your echo, show 10 remotely via the alexa app other features like music, entertainment and games remain the same across echo, show devices so there aren’t any big surprises there. The echo show 10 is the priciest echo smart display on sale right now, but it’s also the most capable. I was impressed with audio and video quality and the motion feature didn’t feel like the total gimmick. I thought it might be here’s the thing not. Everyone is going to be comfortable with cameras in their smart home, especially cameras that can follow you around a room. If you think you’d be more comfortable with those motion, features turned off a more affordable echo, smart display. Might be your best bet, thanks for watching, be sure to like and subscribe or if you’re creeped out by screens that stare back at you.