There are five flavours of the Google Home in total; three are more traditional smart speakers while the others are smart displays.
Amazon had similarly sold five editions of its Echo, however the firm recently announced a new product is joining its connected home arsenal.
Dubbed the Amazon Echo Show 5, the hardware appears to be a smaller version of the standard Echo Show but still touts a number of appealing features in its own right.
To start with, the hardware boasts a 5.5-inch touchscreen display on its front that can show video, provide contextual information for owners and more.
The panel is surrounded by fairly thick bezels, similar to the Google Nest Hub.
When the device is not being harnessed, the Echo Show 5 can display images that can easily allow owners to relive a cherished memory for instance.
The product comes with a 1-megapixel camera on its front that is capable of recording 720p video.
Echo Show 5’s sensor can be used to make video calls to friends and family that have the Alexa app installed on a supported device.
Amazon’s newest hardware also comes with a dedicated switch that allows users to turn its camera and microphone off for added privacy.
In terms of audio, the Echo Show 5 packs a single full range speaker that should deliver capable sound.
It is expected the hardware will not deliver the same audio punch as more premium devices such as the Echo Plus.
Of course, the Echo Show 5 comes with Amazon’s Alexa assistant built-in, meaning owners are able to ask it a variety of questions and issue with a multitude of commands.
Overall, the Show 5 seems to launch a huge challenge to the standard Google Nest Hub by appealing to those that are either looking for their first smart home device or to expand their Echo range but do not want to break the bank.
Amazon Echo Show 5 will release on June 26 and is currently available to pre-order for £79.99.