Amazon's Echo devices get redesign on the way to world domination

An #Alexa-powered microwave and wall clock were just the tip of the #Alexa iceberg today. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made


"We've always in our design group focused on products that sort of disappear into the background," Dave Limp, head of #Amazon's devices business, said in an interview on Thursday.
Now playing: Watch this: #Amazon's devices chief on his vision for AlexaThe move to update its products comes as #Amazon continues its mission to put #Alexa everywhere.
But while #Amazon devices chief David Limp likes to pack his gadgets with useful features, apps and storage, he doesn't seem to emphasize design as much.
#Echo's wallet-friendly optionsThe $50 #Echo Dot, by far #Amazon's most popular #Echo product, is essentially a plastic hockey puck and offers tinny sound.
Tyler Lizenby/CNETFor those who have their own speakers, #Amazon unveiled an even cheaper #Echo — the #Echo Input.

Opinion… * Man-Made


The portfolio of #Amazon #Echo (#Alexa) products are picking up the pace with modern aesthetics; not (yet) to the level of #Apple gadgets… but in the right direction. #SmartSpeaker #AI #Trend

Source: Cnet