Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


187 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 22

Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 229175 11-Feb-2018 06:28
Send private message

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Echo-Show-Alexa-Enabled-Black available in a stunning choice of Black or White. You'll need to use YouShop (or similar) to ship it to New Zealand.

 

I've already purchased my Echo Show and apart from a plug adaptor it will work as long as you use https://alexa.amazon.com 

 

Extra features over standard Echo are: videos (for amazon prime, video calls, security cameras, etc) and photographs, etc.  

 

Please Note: Do NOT change over to https://alexa.amazon.com_au as the device doesn't speak Australian and you'll have an expensive and useless object to explain to your wife. 

 

 


Create new topic
26792 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6270

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1955091 11-Feb-2018 08:43
Send private message

I'm pretty sure $179 is now just the normal price now. They obviously gone back up as they were down to $149 from early December and when I was in the US in early Jan they were still the same price as I was tempted to get one.

 

Amazon's pricing and why way it marks discounts is incredibly dodgy - it certainly wouldn't be allowed here in NZ


21300 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4299

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1955142 11-Feb-2018 12:06
Send private message

With youtube gone from amazon devices I dont see any benifit for me over the echo spot with the bigger screen on this one.

 

If they could sort out their petty differences then I would reconsider this one for the kitchen, but till then will just leave the big round echo in there.





Richard rich.ms

26792 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6270

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1955143 11-Feb-2018 12:08
Send private message

richms:

 

With youtube gone from amazon devices I dont see any benifit for me over the echo spot with the bigger screen on this one.

 

If they could sort out their petty differences then I would reconsider this one for the kitchen, but till then will just leave the big round echo in there.

 

 

It was really interesting to see at CES that Google (at this stage at least) have no plans for a Google Home with a screen. They've left it solely to 3rd parties with a few of them launched there.

 

 


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces new NUC kits and NUC mini PCs
Posted 16-Aug-2018 11:03


The Warehouse leaps into the AI future with Google
Posted 15-Aug-2018 17:56


Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.