Skip to main content
Loading...

Featured Post

Tado Thermostat V3+ Review

The Tado smart thermostat (V3+) and remote-control app promise to save up to 30% on your heating and energy bills.
Price When Reviewed
$149.99Tado is a German smart-heating thermostat that cleverly uses your location to determine when to turn down your heating while you're away from home, and then turn it back up again as you return.

Flipboard

Flipboard

Amazon Show Mode Dock Release Date, Price And Features

Here's what you need to know about the new Show Mode Charging Dock for Amazon's Fire HD 8 and HD 10 tablets.

With the Show Mode Charging Dock, you can make your Fire HD 8 and HD 10 behave like an Echo Show. It's ideal for video chats, karaoke, cooking and even weather forecasts.

The Show Mode Dock was released in the US a couple of months ago, but now it's coming to the UK.


Put simply, it's a kickstand for your Fire tablet which charges it and makes it more convenient to use hands-free.

In a software update coming out shortly, Show Mode will be added to UK Fire HD 8 and HD 10 tablets. It's an interface designed to be viewed from a distance, and it looks exactly like the interface you'll find on an Echo Show, and similar to the one you see on the smaller Echo Spot.

When is the Show Mode Dock UK release date?
Amazon hasn't announced an exact date when it will launch in the UK, but it's already available in the US.

It says it will go on sale "later this year", and we'll update this article when the actual date is announced. We expect it to be before the end of October.

How much does the Show Mode Dock cost?
As the Dock comes with a specific-fit case for your Fire tablet, it's important to buy the model for your tablet.  

The Dock for the Fire HD 8 costs £39.99 / US$39.99. If you have a Fire HD 10, the corresponding Dock costs £49.99 / US$54.99.

It's compatible with the 2017 Fire HD 8 as well as the 2018 model.

If you don't want to buy the Dock separately you can get it bundled with a Fire HD 8 for a £10 saving.

How does it work?
In the box is a mains charger and what Amazon calls a 'cover' for which clips over the back of your tablet. It has a USB connector which re-routes the power connector to two pins on the back.
When you put the tablet in the Dock, magnets line up these pins with two more on the stand and automatically enables Show Mode.

When you ask Alexa a question, you'll hear the usual audible response but will also see something on screen. Typically that will include more information or graphics which make it easier to understand.

Naturally, it works best with Amazon's services and native Alexa skills, so you can ask Alexa to "Play Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" and it will start streaming the first episode from Amazon Video.

Similarly, you can use it as a karaoke machine with Amazon Music, as many songs include lyrics which are highlighted at the right time.



Comments

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Loading...

Popular posts from this blog

Synology Mesh Router MR2200ac Review

You probably know Synology for making NAS drives but the firm has also turned its hand to mesh networks. Here we review the MR2200ac.
Should I Buy The Synology Mesh Router MR2200ac?
Synology could do a little more to explain the many features of the MR2200ac for first-time users, but the strong performance of this mesh system, and the fine-control provided by its web browser interface make it a good option for business users or home users who have a little more experience of networking technology.

Oppo RX17 Pro Review

Though similar to the OnePlus 6T the Oppo RX17 Pro is very different thanks to the software. Here’s our full review
Should I Buy The Oppo RX17 Pro?
The RX17 Pro is a great looking phone with good performance and a lush display. But with a Snapdragon 710 rather than the better 845 it’s just impossible not to compare it to the OnePlus 6T which looks the same, has better software for the western market and, importantly, costs less.
If you like the look of Oppo’s interface though then there’s a lot to like. The two colour options are premium as is the build quality and the cameras are above average if not great.

Moto Z4 Play Release Date, Price & Spec Rumours

We investigate rumours surrounding the Moto Z4 Play, which could be announced in June 2019 with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Announced in June 2018, the Moto Z3 Play was never joined in the UK by the standard Moto Z3. It's possible that for the Z4 series we will again see only the Play model go on sale here, with the Moto Z4 Play expected to be announced in the UK in mid-2019.

Dell XPS 13 (2019) vs Dell XPS 13 (2018)

Can Dell make its XPS 13 laptop any better? Well it's tried with a new 2019 model so we compare the two and explain what has and hasn't changed.
Should I Buy The Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) Or Dell XPS 13 (2019)?
There’s a new XPS 13 in town but you’ll struggle to justify the upgrade from 2018’s model with namely a new webcam as a headline upgrade.
Sure, there are other upgrades to the the core specs but for most people, these will be fairly insignificant. The inclusion of a cheaper Core i3 model is particularly interesting.

Huawei P Smart 2019 Review

Huawei has updated its budget Android phone for 2019. It’s faster and better than before, but should you buy it? Read our review to find out.
Should I Buy The Huawei P Smart 2019?
The P Smart 2019 is a great upgrade from the 2018 model with a bigger screen and better performance. However, as with the original P Smart, Honor's version is better value.

Like Fan Page