Looking ahead John Scumniotales, head of products for Alexa's automobile wing, is confident that the technology can be put to far more ambitious use: "It's still really day one for us in terms of what we can do with Alexa in the vehicle".
Those include the top vendors like Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo, all of whom are now prepping up to integrate the Alexa voice assistant on their upcoming notebooks and desktops. Further reports also reveal that Vizux's augmented reality glasses might be offered cheaper by next year. Amazon would generate revenue from its Alexa service, while Vuzix's smart glasses would easily appeal to the smart assistant's following. While there's no definite arrival date just yet, the company says current owners can expect a free firmware update to deliver Alexa controls in "early 2018".
The very first Alexa-enabled smart glasses are on their way, and making their debut at CES 2018, Las Vegas. In an interview with the outlet, Vuzix CEO Paul Travers said you can issue voice commands to Alexa and have information displayed on your field of view, so long as you have an Amazon account. While it's a "high price point", he said, "the ultimate goal is to have it under $500, and we'll be able to do that" by 2019.
Mourinho demands Jamie Vardy, Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez
Leicester's Vardy would be the most expensive option of the three at around £35m, despite the England worldwide turning 31 today. Sanchez is still likely to move to Manchester City so United could be on the lookout for other striking options.
And with the recent reveal of the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit, Amazon is clearly aiming to get Alexa into more wearable and portable devices beyond smartphones.
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. In October, Sonos unveiled a smart speaker with Alexa's system for controlling music playback.
It's good to see the smart glasses market continue after Google Glass had a rough test launch.