Amazon's $90 Echo Show 5 has a sliding camera cover as part of Alexa's privacy makeover

Popular Science | 5/29/2019 | Staff
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This morning, Amazon announced the $90 Echo Show 5. It’s essentially an Echo smart speaker with an adorable little 5.5-inch touchscreen display on the front. It’s roughly half the size and less than half the price of the 10.1-inch, $229 Echo Show, and the 5 will probably only get cheaper once Prime Day, Black Friday, or any other holiday associated with e-commerce frenzies rolls around.

On paper, the new Echo Show 5 looks like a very capable device for its price, but the fact that it has a simple plastic flap that covers the camera has found its way into an abundance of headlines. The device’s front-facing camera enables voice chat through services like Skype, but it also makes some users slightly nervous. Amazon has been putting cameras in Echo devices since the original Echo Show debuted in 2017, but this is the first time one has come with an integrated cover...
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