Amazon’s new Echo Hub Is Now Available On Amazon For €199.99

Amazon’s new Echo Hub is an Alexa-enabled smart home control panel, designed to make it easy to organize and control the smart home devices in your home—like security cameras, alarm systems, lights, locks, plugs, blinds, and thermostats
Amazon Echo Hub
Published: 25th Feb 2024
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By Ricky Harewood

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Are you looking forward to it as much as I am? The Amazon Echo Hub is finally available on Amazon.com! Of course, I ordered it immediately because it will hopefully offer an ingenious control option via touchscreen in my smart home.

With the 202 × 137 × 15 mm Amazon Echo Hub, it is possible to easily manage and control your own Alexa-integrated smart home via a user-friendly 8-inch touch display with a resolution of 1280 × 800. The Echo Hub works with all connectable devices and can control thousands of locks, thermostats, speakers, lights, and more with the wireless standards WLAN, Bluetooth, Zigbee, Matter, and Thread. But it also allows immediate access to Ring security devices such as cameras, bells, and more. Even controlling your home ring alarm system is easy to do via the control panel.

Installation, Alexa, and proximity sensor

Installing the Echo Hub is incredibly easy. Screw it onto the wall, plug it in, register, and off you go. If you have an Amazon Alexa account, you simply have to log in and the entire smart home is available on the Echo Hub. If you want, you can also buy an optional stand for setting it up. The excess cable is rolled up directly on the back of the hub to avoid cable tangles. The hub is also suitable for rear wall mounting.

However, it should be connected to an external speaker if you want to access music through it and enjoy it in really good quality. At least that's how Amazon describes it, although the hub also has integrated speakers. However, these are probably more suitable for occasional voice announcements and background music in the kitchen. But it probably shouldn't be able to provide sound for a party.

I also think the built-in proximity sensor is really great. When you approach the screen, the display changes directly to the smart home control. If you move away, you will see the typical displays of an Echo Show.

Easily control your entire Alexa smart home via Amazon's Echo Hub without having to constantly make voice prompts. Alexa is of course also on board and can act from the hub via voice command. But at the touch of a button, it is quiet.

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