While Canadians are just beginning to pre-order the voice activated Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, Amazon has newer products out in other countries, namely the Echo Show and Echo Spot.
Now Alexa can show you things.
You will be able to call anyone hands-free, or make video calls to family and friends. See music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to audiobooks.
Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby’s room with compatible cameras from Amazon and others. Turn on lights or the TV, set thermostats, and more with compatible smart home devices. Plus, control your garage doors, sprinklers, and more. Cost for the show is $230.00 US NOT available for deliver in Canada.
The Echo Spot, in black or white, is expected to be released by the end of this month though not available in time for Christmas.
This much smaller, cheaper version of the Echo Show is designed to fit anywhere in your home. The Echo Spot does pretty much everything the Show does, but since it is priced at $130.00 US, can be put in several rooms around the house, so you can have voice activation wherever you are. For example, add to your to-do list from anywhere in your home.
Canadians will have to make due with our current voice activation Echos, the Dot, Plus or regular version for awhile, due for release this week. An interesting note, they are only available in English, currently.