Yes, of course an Echo Dot is still way, way cheaper, but Vuzix's Blade demonstrates that Amazon Alexa has the potential to turn into something far more than a tech curio that gathers dust somewhere in your living room.
We'd like to know how personal data will be shared between the two voice assistants, and whether or not the pre-installed Alexa app will be removable. Three separate reports in 2017 placed Amazon's USA market share of smart speakers between 70% and 76%.
We'll see Vuzix's AR glasses with Alexa support before the summer of 2018, at a price point around $1,000 Dollars.
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Adding Alexa's machine learning smart capabilities into the mix makes a lot of sense and could really turn the Blade specs into a device that is useful for both work and play, providing you can stomach wearing the nerd goggles out in public; that didn't work out so well for Google Glass. Amazon has confirmed the new gadgets and placed special emphasis on how this will be the first smart glasses with Alexa.
The march of Amazon's Alexa into the automotive world continues. Now, the news is already official and sources are saying that Amazon Alexa is now going to make it's debuted on Windows 10 PCs and will sit alongside Microsoft's preloaded Cortana assistant. It will start of expensive, but the company is hoping to have the price under $500 by 2019. In October, Sonos unveiled a smart speaker with Alexa's system for controlling music playback. The 75-employee company that specializes in wearable display and virtual reality and augmented reality technologies managed to integrate Alexa into its invention thanks to an Amazon program that enables third-party manufacturers to put the digital assistant into their products. In part, this is because consumers will continue to demand broader types of information from their smart assistants, he says, which will play into Google Home's strengths and help it gain market share.