Alternative products to Nucleus

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Nucleus
Smart home audio/video intercom (pre-launch)

8 Alternatives to Nucleus

Echo Show is a new take of a smart speaker, it gives you everything that Alexa had to offer but now with a big benefit - it comes with a display! Now Alexa can show you things. You can make video calls, read, watch videos and so many more things that upgrade your quality of life!

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Reviewed.com Smarthome
The Echo Show is the first of Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices to feature a screen, and to be honest, it's pretty darn cool. While the Show may be the most expensive* of the Echo lineup, ringing in at $229.99, it includes a slew of features and skills you can't get from the other Echo devices, thanks to the 7-inch touchscreen and camera.
The Telegraph
It wasn't supposed to be like this. The beauty - indeed, the whole point - of Amazon's Echo is that it doesn't have a screen. Alexa, the Echo's voice-controlled assistant, was the antidote to our screen-addled lives, allowing us to speak a command and have it done, instead of poking around in menus and apps.
The Ambient
Amazon has been gently expanding its lineup of its smart speakers and the Amazon Echo Show, with its 7-inch display, is the first Echo device to boast a screen. Because it has a display, the Amazon Echo Show can do things the other Echo devices can't.
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Smart, hands-free calling, with Alexa built in

Connecting through Portal feels like being together in the same room, even when you’re far apart. And Portal makes it easier to connect more regularly with the most important people in your life.

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Recode
Today Facebook is unveiling Portal, its version of a kitchen or living-room gadget meant to compete with Alexa devices from Amazon and related gizmos from Google. But is it really a good idea to pitch people on a Facebook-powered camera and microphone in your home? In some ways, Portal feels familiar.
Facebook Newsroom
What if you could easily connect with your closest friends and family and feel like you're in the same room - even when you're miles apart? Today, we're excited to announce Portal and Portal+, two new video communication devices for the home that dramatically change the way we keep in touch.
CNBC
Facebook is the latest tech company to enter the smart-speaker market, offering a pair of voice-controlled devices that are optimized for video calling. The Portal and Portal+ are smart speakers that feature tablet-sized screens. There are plenty of similar devices already on the market, but Facebook is betting on augmented reality and AI to make video calls… See more
The Verge
As Facebook works to contain the fallout from its biggest-ever data breach, the company is introducing a product that will bring a camera and microphone into your living room. Facebook Portal, and the larger Portal Plus, are smart displays that are laser-focused on video chatting.
Engadget
View View View View They're more than just typical smart screens. Gallery: Facebook Portal | 9 Photos Befitting their name, they're essentially windows that let you stay in touch with your friends and family as if you were in the same room, a concept Facebook calls "social presence."
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Control your connected home in one view

Google Home Hub is a smart device with voice-controls for your home. View your calendar, listen to music, get cooking instructions, and much more.

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CNN
Google is releasing an updated version of its high-end Pixel phone packed with new camera tricks, a Chrome OS tablet and its first smart-screen device with Google Assistant.
Ars Technica
After launching Google Assistant Smart Display software earlier this year, Google now has first-party hardware to match: it just announced the Google Home Hub, for $149. The Home Hub is Google's answer to the Amazon Echo Show: it's basically a Google Home smart speaker with a display.
The Verge
Google has just announced the Home Hub at its fall hardware event, a new Google Assistant device that looks like it'll compete with products like Amazon's Echo Show and the newly announced Facebook Portal by adding a screen to its existing Google Home device lineup.
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Smart video calling on your TV from Facebook

No more “Wait... I can’t see you.” Portal’s Smart Camera automatically adjusts to stay with the action, whether you’re moving around the kitchen or chasing the kids through the living room.

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Engadget
Facebook claims that the new Portals have improved speakers as well, with two full-range speakers plus a subwoofer in each device. Based on a brief experience at the launch event, they did sound very good, with rich bass and clean highs.
The Verge
Facebook is bringing its connected device strategy to the television. The company today announced Portal TV, an accessory that brings the company's wide-angle video chats to the biggest screen in the house. Portal TV is begins shipping November 5th for $149 - or you can also bundle two Portal devices together and take $50 off.
TechCrunch
Facebook wants to take over your television with a clip-on camera for video calling, AR gaming, and content co-watching. If you can get past the creepiness, the new Portal TV let you hang out with friends on your home's biggest screen. It's a fresh product category that could give the s...
8 Alternatives to Portal TV

A new smart display from Google

Nest Hub Max has all the things you love about Nest Hub (formerly Google Home Hub). It has a digital photo frame powered by Google Photos and the home view dashboard, which gives you full control of your connected device.

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TechCrunch
The Home Hub has been a hit for Google, eclipsed only by the Mini in its smart home hardware line. That's for good reason, of course. The device is the ideal size and priced well, making it a minimally invasive device for a living room or kitchen.
The Verge
The Google Nest Hub Max is a big Google Assistant smart display with a camera on top that you can use for video calls and home security monitoring. It's coming this summer, and it will retail for $229. Like the smaller $149 Google Home Hub, the Nest Hub Max has a matte display that adjusts its color temperature to match the room.
The Verge
Google has officially unveiled the previously leaked Nest Hub Max, a 10-inch smart display that's essentially the Google Home Max, Nest Camera, and the Google Home Hub combined into a singular device.
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