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Echo Show 2nd Gen Premium sound and a vibrant 10.1 inch Black Friday Deals 2021
We’re gonna check out the second generation Amazon echo show of course there’s a link down below in the description if you want to get your hands on it and help support the channel you’re watching my smart home series make sure to check out the other videos in this series which you can check out in the link down below in the description or the card that shows up in the corner and make sure to share subscribe and hit the bell icon to be notified of when I post another video so let’s jump right into it first let’s check out the design I really enjoy the design of the second generation Amazon echo show it looks a lot nicer than last year’s which kind of had this old projector TV look to it for some reason with Amazon’s first generation products they just kind of look like initial reference designs for a new product this one looks way more refined there’s a nice cloth back which kind of looks a little bit like an inspiration from products like the Google home and at the top there’s three buttons one to meet the mic a volume down and a volume up and then a front-facing camera unfortunately there is no physical way to you block that camera out if you are the type that feels a little bit uncomfortable with having another camera in your house this may be a bit difficult for you especially with Amazon’s drop in call feature if you don’t disable the drop in video call feature you may run into some uncomfortable moments now let’s talk about this nice big screen so the screen is nicer than last year’s model it’s 10 inches and it has a 1280 by 800 resolution screen so that’s just a little bit over normal HD quality as a whole the screen is pretty good I haven’t had really any issues with it and while I do wish it was a little bit brighter I haven’t really had any issues with being able to see the screen other than a few glares from the light at that resolution you do unfortunately see some of the pixels on the screen but you have to be pretty close maybe about a foot away from it in most use cases you’re probably not going to be that close to the screen so it’ll look fine I honestly don’t think that this is a deal-breaker at all now let’s talk about the sound of course you can connect your phone to it and play music over Bluetooth or just simply ask it to play certain songs and if you have multiple echo devices you can group them all together and have music play through all of them at once that was max volume in this thing so it’s so good just that alone makes me really like it so the difference with this model over last year’s is that the speakers are on the back the sound quality is way way better than last year’s they are facing up from the side so it actually creates something called a stereo spread it’s very wide you can hear things over in the left side in the right side it doesn’t sound like it’s all coming from one spot but it feels immersive which is really cool as someone who is a live sound engineer and the low end on this thing is really impressive if you have it on a table you’ll probably feel it and like many speakers out there as long as you don’t go above 75% or 80% in volume it’ll sound really good both that it kind of gets a little bit muddy or distorted of course it cannot match the quality of something like a sono speaker but for what it is it packs a lot of power it sounds really good as a sound engineer I’m really impressed by this I think it’s great I love you now let’s talk about home control so there’s a lot of different things that you can do with the echo show you can control things like smart switches or the smart light bulb like the one that I have right here just turn it off then I can turn it back on super simple and this can also work as a hub so if you use things like the Philips hue lights it can work with those but I happen to use a lifx bulb so you do not need to use a hub so while you can toggle a lot of different things by swiping down you can also control things with your voice of course one of the best things that you can pair with a smart display is a smart camera so I have the Amazon Cloud cam here I’m just gonna ask the echo show to display it for me show me the studio okay and there I am oh here’s audio too and if you want you can hold down this button and speak through it and it comes through the club cam not only does it work with the Amazon Cloud cam but it works for third-party cameras like the wise cam this thing is really amazing it’s like really cute show me the backyard wall and there you go I do have a video review of this so if you want to check it out there’s a link up here and along with those other types of smart home control so you can set up routines which allows you to perform multiple actions by doing one thing so if you say goodnight you can turn off all the lights in your house since the echo show can work as a hub it’s a really great option to start building a smart home now let’s talk about the software so the software on this version has improved quite a bit from last year and much of the software I’ve already talked about but here are some things that I think really stand out you can set up multiple timers on your echo show and it’ll show you each of them you can even look up recipes and it will show you step by step instructions for it so you can see the ingredients that are required you can watch a video for it so to move on to the next step you can simply tap next step or you can say Alexa next step now not everything is amazing there is one downside with this echo show display unfortunately you cannot cast to it like you can with like a Google Display device or even a fire TV and unfortunately there’s no native YouTube support you have to access it through a browser into access that you have to ask for it launch Firefox and then it provides a little shortcut here it takes you to the mobile view which is a lower resolution kind of clunky option and then when you search for things there isn’t keyboard but now you have to type everything on the screen so it’s less than ideal and along with that one thing that I’ve noticed about the echo show is there is a lot of typing and navigating on the actual display itself with Google home display devices you control a lot of things from your phone but keep in mind that that is a preference of mine to navigate things and adjust settings for my phone it may not be a big deal for you and navigation can sometimes be a little bit unintuitive some of the menu items you have to swipe through and just a lot of things on the screen but if you want to go back and so just hitting settings you actually have to hit the little caret button in order to actually go back so a lot of the navigation has to be very specific it also has a hard time displaying complex information like directions give me directions to the Staples Center what are the directions to the Staples Center so you can see it’s just the same information it’s just telling you how long it takes to get there but know actually how to do one thing that I do really love is the ability to compile a grocery list on here had eggs bacon and butter to my grocery list I couldn’t find a list called grocery should I create one yeah I have created grocery lists and added a bacon and butter to it pretty sweet and of course it is an Amazon device so it is much easier to purchase things on Amazon through your echo device purchase batteries it has a history of your purchase history and can suggest things that are similar to it and you can swipe through it and see the different options and purchase there so it’s nice to be able to look at what you’re actually buying with Amazon echo devices there are a ton of integrations which are kind of like mini apps for different services and products that’s how I was able to connect my Y’s cam to it or even the cloud cam the one downside to it is that it can be a little bit clunky because you have to go and search out for that integration and then install it and often times in order to get something to work with your voice you have to say it specifically it’s not very conversational one really big benefit of having an Alexa devices that we receive the same kind of servic
e whether you use Google products and services or Apple products and services so you won’t receive better options just because you have an iPhone or an Android but the one downside is that you won’t have the option for some really deep integration so overall I feel like the Amazon echo show second generation is a really great product they’re first generation I didn’t really have a great review of but this one I can recommend quality and design is really great especially those speakers and some of the software quirks are not deal-breakers and probably won’t be as big of a deal for you if you’re looking to jumpstart your smart home this is a great start of course they’ll be links down below in description if you want to purchase it.