The Amazon Echo Show and Echo Spot support video calling, display your photos, show you the weather and more. And with the Show Mode Charging Dock, you can turn any 7th generation Amazon Kindle Fire 8- or 10-inch tablet (2017 model tablets) into an Echo Show.
The Show Mode Charging Dock has two pieces: a case that attaches to your Kindle Fire tablet and the stand. The case plugs into the Kindle Fire tablet's Micro-USB charging port and the stand plugs into power. Through contact sensors in the case and dock, the tablet draws power from the base and magnets hold it in place. The stand tilts so you can adjust the angle from picture frame to nearly flat, depending on your activity.
When you place your tablet into the Show Mode Charging Dock, your tablet will automatically go into Show Mode. Once in Show Mode, you can play music and video, view photos, place video calls and access visual information through Alexa. For instance, you can view live camera feeds, the weather forecast, recipes and more. Currently, there are more than 15,000 Alexa skills.
The dock does not have a built-in speaker and the speakers built-into the Kindle Fire tablets are designed for close proximity. So you'll want to plug a speaker into your Kindle Fire tablet's 3.5mm headphone jack or pair a Bluetooth speaker for better audio.
The Show Mode Charging Dock is available for pre-order now and will ship on July 12, 2018. The Show Mode Charging Dock for Fire HD 10 costs $49.99 and the Show Mode Charging Dock for Fire HD 8 costs $34.99. The Fire HD 8 tablet and Show Mode Charging Dock bundle costs $109.99 ($4.99 off) and the Fire HD 10 tablet and Show Mode Charging Dock bundle costs $1899.99 ($9.99 off).
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