A technology that was introduced so long ago is that of smart speakers. They are basically speakers that connect to the internet and bluetooth and have smart wizards inside them, such as Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri.
If you are interested in purchasing one of them, it is a good idea to consider those from Amazon, which have been around for the longest. We have a recent article comparing the company's three devices, and here we will better explain the details of the Echo Show 5, the screened version of the Echo line.
1. Body and construction
The Echo Show 5 is an extremely well-built smart speaker with a high quality fabric lining on its back. At the front, it has a 5.5 inch touchscreen with plastic edges and, at the top right, a camera to make video calls.
Its smallest screen of the Echo Show line, which also has the Echo Show 8 and the Echo Show 2 Generation, but considering that it is not possible to find the others sold in our country, turns out to be the only option for the Brazilian consumer.
At the top of this device you will find a number of buttons: the volume up and down buttons and the microphone mute and camera mute buttons. In addition, it also has a camera shutter that you can drag to cover it and make it unable to film something, which is great, since this device is meant to be by your bed.
In addition to all this, the device still has three inputs on the back: for its charging source, headphone or auxiliary audio and a micro USB input that you will probably never use, but whose function is to connect internet cables to a more stable connection.
A very important factor when it comes to products that we want to buy all that they are capable of, and the Echo Show 5 does not escape that. So, here we list all its capabilities and explain them in full.
It was designed with the idea that it could very well serve as an alarm clock or an assistant to your room. It has a feature calledSunrise Alarm, or Dawn Alarm in a free translation, which works by turning on the device screen and increasing the brightness, simulating dawn to wake you up naturally.
When you connect Show 5 for the first time, it will be ready to assist you with configurations, starting with your WiFi. After the connection is made, you can open a menu by dragging it from the top of the screen, which allows you to customize the look of the watch, alarms and other settings.
Dragging from left to right opens another menu with several shortcuts to things like alarms, watching videos, playing music, controlling your smart home, viewing your communication routines and options.
In alarms, of course, the user can set their alarms. In music, the user can choose what he wants to hear by choosing from the platforms that Alexa supports, which include, among others, Spotify and Apple Music.
the same thing in videos; You can choose what you want to watch, within the supported options which unfortunately are few: Amazon Prime Video, UOL, Backdoor and a few others, but nothing from Netflix or YouTube.
To watch or listen to other things on Echo Show 5, you need to connect your smartphone via bluetooth and play from it, turning it into a wireless display speaker.
Using this device, the user can also make video calls to the important people in his life, through Skype or the functionalityDrop Inon compatible devices.
Routines allow the user to configure various functions to make the wearer's life more comfortable, such as slowly turning on the smart lights to wake you up, preparing your coffee to be ready when you get up, saying ?Good night, Alexa?, to let her turn off the lights and play relaxing sounds to sleep.
You can also prepare your home for when you arrive from work by turning on the lights automatically, adjusting the temperature to your favorite and even playing a playlist to make it even more cozy. In addition, they can have personalized notices for you or your family members and let you know when to settle out, for example.
Amazon Echo Show 5 is certainly a great product with quite amazing features. It allows you to better control many aspects of your life and automate others to make it more comfortable to follow the day.
She does it all in a very compact size, which does not lack in functionality, since it has a very clear screen, very reasonable audio, although for listening to music is not very good, camera for more basic videos and the assistant Alexa.
What did you think about our review of Echo Show 5?
Leave in your comments your opinion about the article and also about the product. Comment if we help you decide if it's worth buying or not or if you have any other devices of your choice, and don't forget to check out our comparisons between Echo Dot vs Google Home, Echo Dot vs Google Home Mini and Alexa vs Google Home.