This is the Amazon Echo Show, the new smart tech video/speaker that responds to your voice, makes video calls and can be linked up with your lighting, heating, entertainment system and more. However...
Today I discovered this Video Version of the Amazon Echo has an "always on" camera that activates whenever it detects motion -- no "alexa" wake up word, just movement to track you.
As soon as you're within its field of vision it springs to life.
It can also be activated remotely by anyone allowed on your calling list classed as "drop in" contacts. You don't get to accept calls, you get 10 seconds to reject them or they just connect and the visitor gets to see whatever the camera sees.
I've got an audio Echo already which is quite good fun and great for music and some of my geekier moments - and according to my router it's not transmitting data when it sleeps - but an "always on" camera really does seem a little bit sinister.
A little bit more than the baby/granny monitor it's being marketed as.