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The Echo Show 5 is Amazon’s new $90 smart display

Apparently, we’re just putting numbers on everything these days.

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Amazon is introducing a new Echo device to the mix – the $90 Echo Show 5.

It’s a smaller Echo Show aimed as a bedside or desk companion. It’s essentially Alexa stuffed into a smaller screen compared to the bigger Echo Show.

What to expect from the new Echo Show 5

The Echo Show 5 will debut for $89.99, and here are some other features of the new device:

  • Display measures 5.5-inches across.
  • The Echo Show 5 comes in both black (“Charcoal”) and white (“Sandstone”).
  • Amazon says that the Echo Show 5 is meant for the bedside or desk
  • Looks awfully a lot like Google’s Nest Hub.
  • Features a soft touch fabric finish.
  • A built-in camera that features a physical shutter for all the privacy buffs out there.
  • The device has an ambient lighting mode that adjusts the screen’s brightness according to its surroundings.

As a desk or bedside companion, I can see how this would make a lot of sense. I’m the guy who manually sets my phone’s alarm every night before I go to sleep. So having this at my bedside would come in insanely clutch. But at the same time, a $50 Echo Dot essentially does the same job.

Either way, it’s a neat little gadget that isn’t going to break the bank. The Echo Show 5 ships on June 26 but Amazon is currently accepting preorders now. Head on over to their website for more info.

Would you consider buying one of these? How do you feel about always having an always-listening device with a camera in your bedroom? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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