CNBC is reporting that Amazon is going to flood the marketplace with at least 8 more Alexa smart home devices. I pity households with a wife our daughter named Alexa lots of re-programming will be happening in those homes. My home already has three Alexa devices and honestly I am not sure we really need another.
The new devices include a microwave oven, amplifier, receiver, subwoofer, and an in-car gadget. This is an incredibly smart strategy by Amazon to try and lock in the consumer households. This is Amazon’s first move into home consumer devices.
After all who wants to push buttons on the microwave when you can tell Alexa to re-heat the pizza for 60 seconds. With an aftermarket car device, they bridge the gap from non-digitally connected cars to give older models the ability to move into the modern world. The next question is Alexa going to drive us to the office as well.