X marks the Spot
Echo keeps expanding
Amazon’s Echo range is expanding fast. There are, as before, three sizes of traditional speaker Echo – from the Dot to the Plus, all recently refreshed with new hardware – but these have now been joined by camera-andscreen equipped extensions to the range. There’s the larger £200 Echo Show, and this, the dinky chopped-sphere Echo Spot at £129. That camera can link to Amazon’s ‘skills’, apps that extend what the device can do, and you can make video calls too.
Watch it You can stream video calls or TV – either zoomed in, or slightly cropped at the edges.
Flat face The circular screen chops off the edges but gives the Echo Spot a unique look.
Touch ing Physical controls, four microphones, and a touchscreen make this uniquely interactive.