Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its #Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, according to a report in the FT citing people familiar with the company's plans. [Read More]
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The newspaper says one or both of these products could be launched before the end of the year, alongside updates to existing Echo devices.
According to the FT, the smart glasses are intended to be purely an earbuds-free housing for Amazon’s #Alexa AI — with a bone-conduction audio system that would enable the wearer to hear #Alexa without the need to be wired in.
Apple is also now getting in on the smart speaker game, with the Siri housing HomePod.
So the space could be a route for Amazon to get more mainstream consumers introduced to and comfortable with its #Alexa AI.
Or indeed, if it could connect to any Echo device’s microphone to snoop on the audio in different rooms in the home.
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