Echo Show 8: the icing on the sundae?

You all know it already, but no privilege for fanatics ofAlexa, it is through colleagues that we learn today of the release in France ofEcho Show 8 ! Well yes, it looks like it takes all their little change ... Anyway, we would have liked to announce it to you exclusivelyMore Amazon always like to surprise us, what do you want? Fortunately, thanks to our " asti de modo from Quebec ”, we already know this beast well ...

Echo Show 8: Caribou unboxing!

Being in good shape and ultimately leading to nothing, no press release copy / paste, we are doing everything we can and reveal to you the first French-Quebec unboxing of the new Amazon Echo show 8 ! And, at first glance, it is not made of the same essence as its little brother ...

Presented in a turquoise blue packaging very similar to those we are used to seeing, its presentation is always so pleasant and stimulating ! Amazon does not upset any of its codes, but who would dare to complain? Certainly not Les Alexiens!

It is easily extracted from its case like a suitcase… It's nice, isn't it?

Once released from its packaging, Echo Show 8 reveals its curves. Less angular, its edges are softer than those of its elder Echo Show 2, more like the little one Echo Show 5 unveiled in June 2019. We are of course a apparatus Amazon Echo 3rd generation.

At the back, we find a power port, for an micro-USB port whose utility other than purely functional for Amazon remains to be determined - hey yes, we'll give you a test shortly, tabernak! - as well as a 3.5 mm mini-jack type audio output. We will provide you with more details as soon as our first test copy arrives ...

Okay, that's all well and good, but what exactly is it? Well this is a pretty smart display with flattering finishes. It's the same fabric and the same shade here as on Echo Studio. In less massive however since our new darling weighs about 1 kg and measure 200,4 x 135,9 x 99,1 mm. In fact, you could imagine, it is the perfect intermediary between Echo Show 5 (5 inches) and Echo Show 2 (10 inches).

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On its upper part, we find the three traditional buttons volume + / volume - and obviously the essential mute button allowing to cut off listening toAlexa for maximum confidentiality. Besides Amazon did not forget to do the same with his 1 Mpx optical which, as on Show 5, is equipped with a camera cover allowing it to be closed and deactivated in a gesture. Perfect !

Echo Show 8: the ideal connected screen?

With a 8 inch HD display and rich stereo sound, Echo Show 8 is definitely the perfect compromise between Echo Show 5 et Echo Show 2… You will enjoy listening to your music on Amazon Music Unlimited, Deezer, Spotify or Apple Music.

Powered by a processor MediaTek MT 8163, it incorporates the improvements brought by the Show 5, and offers you entertainment, control of your "smart home", calls / messages and announcements via the app Alexa, videophone thanks to its deactivatable camera with a simple gesture, or even with the popular Skype.

Tech Specs

Available February 26 via Amazon. Fr

This new device joins the Echo family made up today in France of: Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Studio, Echo Flex, Echo Show et Echo Show 5. And, icing on the sundae, Echo Show 8 is accompanied by a tailor-made support, also available in white or black, and marketed 24.99 € on Amazon. Fr. A small additional budget that will allow you to direct it as you see fit!

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