Amazon Alexa Will Be Everywhere!
Star Trek fans will remember how the ship’s computer was everywhere listening and waiting to be asked a question or perform a task. Well, Amazon has launched the latest lineup of its Alexa-powered devices that may make science fiction science fact.
Amazon is pushing hard to inject Alexa into every facet of your life. Taking up residence in everything from a wall clock to a power plug to a microwave Alexa will obey your commands. Just like the computer on Star Trek These new voice activated products are designed to listen and await your spoken demands, whims and desires.
Alexa will not exactly reside in your microwave. Instead it will communicate with your current Echo device. Just tell Alexa to heat your frozen burrito or pizza and BOOM! Done! Oh, did I mention that Amazon has improved Alexa’s hearing? The Echo device’s range has been upgraded with better speakers.
In case you don’t get enough of Alexa at home Alexa will ride along with you in the car. Echo Auto connects to your phone for full Alexa functionality. I did say that Alexa has better hearing right? Well, this device is specially designed for the challenging acoustics of your car.
Alexa Connects with Your Appliances
Whirlpool offers a select lineup of Alexa capable appliances including traditional ovens, microwave ovens, washers and dryers, and dishwashers. And they are not alone. To see what other home devices are enabled by Alexa check out Consumer Reports.
Amazon is serious about making Alexa your second wife, husband child or servant if you so desire. Using the Alexa smart plug you can control pretty much any device plugged into it. The plug simply shuts off or provides power to the device based on your voice command.
In the Star Trek series the commands always started with the same word. The Captain simply said “computer” and issued the command or task. Now the word is Alexa.