Alexa, re-heat my 3-day-old white sauce pizza.
Amazon is about centuple down on its Alexa-powered devices, according to a new report. The online shopping behemoth will introduce at least 8 new devices that can be controlled by voice before the end of the year. They may show them all off before the end of the month.
The report arrives via CNBC who says they’ve learned of the new devices, as well as an upcoming event, thanks to details in internal documents. The info they’ve reviewed shows a list of devices that includes a microwave oven, amplifier, receiver, subwoofer, and an in-car gadget. All of these products has Amazon’s Alexa on some level and can act as a voice assistant.
Pricing or a release time frame wasn’t provided, but an event this month should mean that many of these items will be available by the holidays. And you know how much Amazon loves selling its own goods at big discounts during Black Friday.
With devices like a microwave, subwoofer, and amplifier on the list of new Alexa-equipped Amazon goods, we’re starting to branch further and further away from just smart speakers here and there. This is Amazon preparing to push into all of your home electronics and appliances. For someone like me, who loves smart gadgets that can be controlled remotely or via phone or voice, this is awesome news. If you like privacy, well, lol.
Who wants the Amazon microwave? (Me!)