Expanding the ever-growing list of Amazon Alexa devices, today Amazon has also unveiled a new AmazonBasics Microwave complete with integrated Alexa technology. Priced at $60 the Amazon Alexa microwave is now available to preorder and will be officially shipping to customers on November 14th, 2018 throughout the United States.
Using your voice you can request the Amazon microwave via Alexa reheat, defrost, or microwave your food at a desired cooking time and power level. Amazon has included a variety of quick-cook voice presets such as, “Alexa, microwave two potatoes” or “Alexa, reheat a cup of coffee” to name a few. Check out the ands-on video below created by the team over at the Verge website.
To activate Alexa simply press the built-in button on the microwave and your paired Echo device will then wake and listen for voice commands.With the Ask Alexa button, there’s no need to say “Alexa” or “microwave.” Amazon explained a little more about the new technology and how Amazon developers can take it even further.
“In addition to offering customers a simpler way to cook, the AmazonBasics Microwave demonstrates how other device makers can use the Alexa Connect Kit to create smart home devices. The AmazonBasics Microwave is the first device built using Alexa Connect Kit and highlights how device makers can quickly and easily build smart devices with features and services customers want. The Alexa Connect Kit enables device makers to create high-quality, Alexa-connected devices easily, quickly, and economically, without managing cloud services or complicated firmware”.
To learn more about Alexa Connect Kit visit the official Amazon developer website.
Source: Amazon : Verge
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