Echo Show: Kitchen Computer or Amazon Kiosk?

Echo Show: Kitchen Computer or Amazon Kiosk?

The first Alexa-powered speaker with a touch screen and camera built in is a countertop TV, a videoconferencing terminal and a chef’s assistant. WSJ Personal Tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler investigates whether the cool outweighs the creepy. Photo/Video: Emily Prapuolenis/The Wall Street Journal

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  1. rsharma314 on May 20, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    A correction on your comment which you kept pointing to in your review. You have the ability to turn off the screen by saying, "Alexa, turn screen off".

  2. Eye on art on May 20, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    You people are nuts. Turn off

  3. 1pt21gw on May 20, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    How’s the speaker?

  4. Jay-R Joseph Gabunada on May 20, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Echo Show at Amazon 30% OFF!!! Just click this link.

  5. xiii on May 20, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    I hate WSJ

  6. DaaE Aien on May 20, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    *I love the look>>>****  the sound, and the price. I am able to use it to stream music, videos, recipes, movies in the area, etc.*

  7. spacebug30 on May 20, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    A smartphone also has both a camera and a microphone, and some also have the always-on displays and nobody moans about that either, so wth is your point?

  8. Larry1980s on May 20, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    I got Alexa Living in my house now I can tell her what too do now,

  9. J Garcia on May 20, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    I would want something like this on my kitchen counter but.. 1. Google Home integration, not Alexa. 2. Seventeen inches, not a useless 7". and 3. An easily deployable keyboard and mouse stored in a charging compartment behind the screen. This is not crazy, it is a culture-specific set of wishes, and there are good reasons behind them 🙂

  10. julian hobrough on May 20, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    I’ve had an extremely bad experience with being hacked, and with loss of privacy. Never underestimate the value of simple privacy. Losing it can be catastrophic at a fundamental human level if lost for any length of time. I lost mine for 12 years, a personal issue, stalked and bullied. Get that junk out of your lives. Don’t be fooled into thinking you need it. You don’t even want it.

  11. Anthony D on May 20, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    You can always tell Alexa to turn off screen and then there’s always the option of buying a webcam cover for the camera

  12. Gert Møller-Jensen on May 20, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    *I purchased the Show for music in the kitchen while I cooked◔◔>**Й1**   I branched out to look for recipes. I love how it keeps the recipe on the screen where your cellphone fades out. I use it as a back-up kitchen timer and it holds several timers at once while keeping the music going. You can ask about the weather, COVID 19 updates, etc. It’s become very handy in many ways. I bought one for my nephew as a gift that she’ll receive in a few weeks. It’s small enough that it doesn’t take up any counter space, and for the price, I highly recommend buying it.*

  13. Nicholas Naudé on May 20, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    No thanks. The Alexa does not do anything for me. It didn’t understand anything we asked it. Sent it back after two days.

  14. TheEggo on May 20, 2020 at 5:10 pm


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