Amazon’s new Show Mode dock turns Fire tablets into Echo Shows

If you're the owner of an Amazon Fire tablet and wished it was something more like the Echo Show, Amazon has some new products for you. The new Show Mode Charging Dock for the Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 provides an easy way to charge the tablets, while propping them up at the same time. Thanks to the new Show Mode feature, which will be rolling out in a software update starting on July 2nd, the dock also turns the tablets into an Echo Show, with an always-on time, weather, and news ticker display and hands-free control via the Alexa voice assistant.

Enabling these kinds of features on the tablets makes sense, as both of them already have hands-free access to Alexa and many of the same Amazon software services as the Echo Show. You can view...

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