Amazon Echo Show 2nd Generation: These are great to keep in communication with my wife and kids from the office. I love being able to see them and have a private line to them – since I am usually using the phone and computer already. I also like that the technology and experience keep improving – since it is a cloud based device. It is much easier to use this than reaching for my phone or video conferencing on the computer. Plus – the smaller children can learn to initiate the call. See “Hi Daddy!” Busy Parent Review of the Amazon Echo Show for a more complete review of this device.