Recently, Amazon’s Echo Show 5 got an upgrade that includes relatively minor additions like a camera with a higher resolution. However, with those new features also comes an update to the price of the first-generation model, and it is the lowest to date. Now, the 2019 Echo Show 5 is available for less than $50, and it only went that low during last year’s Black Friday and Prime day.
The Echo Show 5 Audio Device Has a 5.5 Inch Screen
With its 5.5 inch screen, the Echo Show 5 is smaller than other such devices and is primarily designed for nightstands and desks. It has several clock faces and a sunrise alarm, as well as an option to snooze the bell alarm by tapping the top of the smart display. Just like its predecessors, the Echo Show 5 has a solid, smart display and produces great sound quality, especially considering how small the product is. It can also be used for browsing the web and viewing videos and photos.
The Echo Show 5 Has an Alexa Smart Display Dashboard
The Alexa smart display dashboard has quick access to several skill categories. Its physical camera and microphone can be shut down & muted, and that is especially useful during the night. With the new model being available at $85, the first-generation model’s price has gone down on Amazon ahead of the Prime Day dates.
Another notable feature of the Echo Show 5 is its automatic enrollment in Sidewalk – Amazon’s new bandwidth-sharing network. Still, users can opt-out of this if they do not like it. Fans of the Echo Show 5 will definitely enjoy the crisp full sound, a compact design that fits in any interior or exterior and see on-screen lyrics that come with Amazon Music. Users can even catch up on movie trailers and news highlights. The new version of the Echo Show is still an easy pick-up for Alexa fans who want to enjoy a great entry-level device that will also be their first smart display.
The video game industry gave gamers the chance to reconnect with their beloved consoles and PCs while everyone was forced into lockdown. Every year the gaming industry puts on a bunch of events to showcase what’s in the pipelines, but this year they are going digital.
Summer Game Fest
The key to success for most gaming events is bringing the best publishers and developers together, which is what Summer Game Fest has done. With names like Bethesda, Electronic Arts, Sony, and Square Enix on board, this digital event will be big. Summer Game Fest will broadcast multiple events throughout the summer months until August on its YouTube, Twitch, and Twitter media channels.
The PC Gaming Show
PC gamers can rejoice and enjoy this event dedicated to their beloved platform. The PC Gaming Show will bring new games and announcements from the largest publishers. Fans of PC gaming can watch it all unfold on June 13 on PC Gamer’s YouTube and Twitch channels.
While E3 2020 was canceled, games publisher Ubisoft is bringing a similar event to showcase its own games. Ubisoft will be hosting a digital showcase event on July 12, but has yet to release further details, so watch this space.
The Future Games Show
If you want to know what to expect for the future of gaming, then this event is the one for you. The Future Games Show will bring one hour of new footage and news for fans of gaming on June 13. The content is expected to cover over 40 new titles that should excite fans, who can watch on GamesRadar’s Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube channels.
IGN’s Summer of Gaming
Fans can tune into IGN’s social media channels to get the latest news from industry insiders about the next generation of gaming. Some of the biggest names in gaming will be involved in the event, which begins streaming on June 10.
Which of these gaming events are you most looking forward to?