Amazon Echo show 5 available to preorder now

Amazon has unveiled its latest take on the smart display, the Amazon Echo Show 5. The 5 is a reference to the size of its display, which measures 5.5-inches across and comes in a smaller form factor to the Echo Show 3.

Amazon says that the Echo Show 5 is meant for the bedside or desk, which explains its compact form factor. It has that soft touch fabric finish and comes with a camera.  For those concerned about privacy, you get a physical shutter when not in use. It also has an ambient lighting mode that will adjust the screen’s brightness according to its surroundings.
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Amazon also announced a few new features that are coming to all Alexa smart displays. First up is a new smart home dashboard that’ll let you control all your connected gadgets in one spot. You will also be able to set a “Alexa Sunrise” alarm that will cause the screen to brighten slowly.Amazon Echo Show 5 rear

It comes in both black (“Charcoal”) and white (“Sandstone”), and will retail for $89.99/£80. You can also opt for an additional $19.99 magnetic stand that lets you tilt the Show’s viewing angles.

The Echo Show 5 is available for pre-order and will ship to the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Canada, New Zealand and Australia in June. It’ll ship to India starting in July.

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Jon Ratcliffe
I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles. I cover Wearables, tech and smart home. My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.

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