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Amazon's Echo Show enters a more mature, second generation and promises a lot more

Alexa, show me the fastest way to spend my money
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03 April 2019 / 12:31IST

The Amazon family has been growing and although India has always met the relatives later than usual, the Echo Show has finally made it to our shores. As you may have guessed, it comes at a fair premium over its American cousin, thanks to our state duties and taxes. Anyway, off to the more interesting part of the family conversation. This one is quite a grower. It has grown in screen size to a full 10inches and out the back too. A pair of 2in full-range drivers and a passive radiator pack in quite a punch while you watch The Grand Tour in 720p HD. Yes, it’s not top-spec resolution but its sufficient for a kitchen platform indulgence. Alexa works as well as on any Echo device but here you can jump into live NDTV, Times Now or Aaj Tak news, order from Zomato after viewing your grub and even book an Ola cab if you’re too busy to bother with your phone. Priced at 22,999, it is an expensive visitor but one that may not leave for a long time, and you won’t mind it either!

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