Amazon Launches Echo Look To Take The Place Of Dressing Mirrors

Amazon just dropped a new addition to its Alexa family of devices-the Echo Look Camera and Style Assistant.

On the spec side of things, the Echo Look features the ability to shoot both still photos and video, a built-in ring light with four LEDs, intelligent background blur for a shallow depth of field look, and a standard tripod mount. You can ask Alexa to shoot a video so you can see yourself from every angle. You can also create a personal "lookbook" in the app, which appears to be a catalog (remember those?) of you modelling all your outfits. In fact, there will be new voice commands to master, as the Echo Look will work with phrases such as "Alexa, take a picture" and "Alexa, take a video".

Echo Look will only be available on an invitations basis, with a price tag of $199.99.

Latest update on April 27, 2017 at 10:25 AM by PaulRubens.

And another expert has expressed concern that Amazon doesn't appear to have a separate privacy policy for Echo Look.

Furthermore, what is truly the benefit of The Echo Look? Take a photo of one outfit, then try on and take another photo of the alternate and send them in to Amazon's fashion specialists to get their opinion.

Amazon's Echo is now the most popular voice-based home assistant product out there. A device that could have a look into most private moments inside your house. However, the popularity of the Amazon Echo devices could drop after the release of the Google Home.

The Echo Look will offer all the same functions of the Echo, but the smart camera provides another layer we're not used to. Amazon is a leader in the retail sector and understands that you can not sit still in an industry that is always changing to meet the customers' demands. The speaker will also be entirely covered by mesh, so Apple is going for a different style than what we see in the Echo and Google Home.

Where is Amazon Echo Look available? Tufekci has been a fellow at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton, and has done two TED Talks, the most recent last October, entitled "Machine intelligence makes human morals more important".

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