Homes are now filled with small gadgets. Smartphones are with us forever. People are buying smart TVs, smart refrigerators, smart AC, smart speakers, and even smart displays. All these technologically advanced gadgets are improving lives and playing a crucial role in managing homes. Most of our lives are now probably around devices, and the smart display is one of those devices. Just like smart speakers, smart displays also work on the command but have a visual interface, unlike speakers who have an audio interface.
If you are also planning to get one smart screen or even if you are curious about new gadgets, then this article is for you. The article will provide you with some cool information about the latest smart displays, and then we will look into their pros and cons so that you can decide which one is best for you or even to keep yourself updated. One thing for sure, you will get some valuable information from it.
What is a smart display?
As said earlier, they are primarily controlled by voice. Smart displays are effortless to use, and they have a straightforward user interface. Once receiving the commands, the small screens can show lists of appointments, weather, grocery list, and recipes. It is even able to show the photos as memories.
These few-inch gadgets can be placed anywhere in your home conveniently, and are big enough that can be seen and heard from anywhere from the room. Let’s find out about each of them in details:
Amazon Echo Show 8
Amazon Echo Show 8 is an 8-inch big touchscreen smart display that comes with two powerful speakers and four microphones. If one wants to buy this small display, the user needs to spend $129.99 on it. It has a fantastic user-friendly interface with a bright, beautiful display. The speakers are loud enough for your favorite music. Echo Show is very portable and can be kept anywhere in your home. Its excellent features surely add stars to the look of your home. It has the same access as Alexa, although it provides much more than that. Echo Show can be used as a built-in camera, which allows you to have easy access to all the cameras, and can keep an eagle’s eye around your home. One can get the video feeds from the doorbell camera, and ensure that they are safe. But if the user wants to use it in the bedroom or want to maintain privacy, then he/she can always switch off the camera settings and use it otherwise.
It also keeps the users up to date with daily weather and news. One can also use Echo Show 8 as a portable video device, which can be carried anywhere with you, in the kitchen or terrace. Since it is a full touchscreen, you can interact with Echo Show 8 without any voice command. One can have easy access to musical applications like Spotify, Audible, Apple Music, Amazon Music, etc. It also does not provide access to Netflix, which is disappointing. These are a few limitations that cannot make it a replacement for a TV, but for music, it is a great device to go for.
Google Nest Hub
Google also provides its small displays. The Google Assistant powers Google Nest Hub and it gives a far better service than Echo Show 8. One needs to spend $129 to have this fantastic gadget. Google Nest Hub has a 7-inch display, which makes it even more portable and comfortable to place it in a nightstand. It has a fantastic brightness fixing feature, which adjusts the display brightness automatically according to the surrounding intensity and light availability. The feature provides a fantastic look to the display. It almost looks like seeing the picture on the paper rather than on the screen. Since it is a Google product, the user can have backup photos from his/her Google Photos. And that will provide you with the best photo frame experience on display.
Since it does not provide the camera feature, you cannot use it for video calling. And the most unfortunate thing about it is the speakers. They are not even close to the speakers of Echo Show 8. Since it has a smaller 7-inch display, it also makes it a little uncomfortable to look at the screen from afar. But if you are a frequent YouTube watcher, then you should go for it. Nest Hub allows you to access video contents from any applications other than Netflix, which you cannot obtain from Echo Show 8. Other than that, Nest Hub has very similar features like Echo Show 8. It also displays upcoming appointments, grocery lists, video tutorials, etc.
Lenovo Smart Display 10
Lenovo Smart Display 10 is the third in the list. One can get the best deal from Lenovo stores at $149.99. It has an appreciable user-interface. The in-built software of Lenovo Smart Display is pretty well designed. It works great with Google’s ecosystem and provides good access to it. However, its speakers are less powerful and do not provide a rich audio experience to the consumers. It also does not provide access to Netflix as the previous devices, and it is a little annoying to speak “Hey Google” every time one needs to interact with the thing.
These are the list of three small displays that are available on the market. Although there are a bunch of other devices out there, these three grabbed our attention towards them. I hope this article was helpful and informative.