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Amazon's Alexa strategy hinges on everyday items - even toilets

Amazon's Alexa strategy hinges on everyday items - even toilets

Just the other day, Amazon said that it will soon release the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit, which will help developers add the personal assistant to fitness trackers, smartwatches and other devices.

Today Vuzix released is latest video on the Vuzix Blade™ AR Smart Glasses running Alexa which can be seen on the Vuzix YouTube channel. Current users won't be missing out on Alexa, as they have promised that Alexa will be made available on select devices through updates.

On the basic technology level, Alexa has, for competition, Apple's Siri, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana and Samsung's Bixby. As you all may know that these both companies partnered in August a year ago to let Cortana and Alexa work together.

But at the big CES consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas this week, the company is showing of a new model of those glasses, called the Vuzix Blade, which company founder and CEO Paul Travers says is a lot lighter and more comfortable to wear than those gaming device virtual reality glasses you may be familiar with. Sound pricey? It is, but interestingly, Vuzix Chief Executive Officer Paul Travers has said they're looking to get the price down to $500 Dollars by 2019.

More news: Amazon's Alexa comes to cars, wearables and fitness devices to follow

Vuzix is in the business of smart glasses for over 20 years.

Developed by a third-party Company Vuzix Corp the glasses that are set to retail for around A$1,300 the offering is a unique development as Vuzix is only a small 75-person Company who is using the global marketing might of Amazon to market the new glasses. Google tried to commercialize this technology way back in 2012.

Acer and HP Devices: Amazon Alexa Debuts on Windows 10 Pc's: - As you, all may know that since a very long time rumors are spreading out on the market that Amazon Alexa is going to make its debutant in the market with Windows. Vuzik's Travers expects Amazon to eventually offer its own version of Alexa-enabled AR glasses.


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