Retailing at $89.99, the Echo Show 5 smart display sports a redesigned speaker that “doubles” the bass compared to the previous generation. We’re unsure which metric Amazon uses to quantify that improvement, and how discernible a difference that’ll make to the listening experience.
It’s also touting a more capable microphone array, plus a 20% speed improvement thanks to the AZ2 Neural Edge processor. Matter support is also in tow, meaning it’s future-proofed to handle the new smart home connectivity standard that should eliminate friction between devices of different brands.
Amazon didn’t clarify whether the refreshed Echo Show 5 Kids adopts all of those changes. It probably does, especially considering it’s $10 more expensive, but parents probably don’t want their kids having control of smart home features anyway, so those comprehensive parental controls will come in handy.
What we know for certain is it’ll hit the scene with a new space-themed design and new themes for its Create with Alexa feature, including Dinosaurs and Jazzy Jungle. The device also includes a two-year worry-free guarantee and a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+.