Amazon's Alexa Will Help Power a Pair of Smart Glasses

<pre>Amazon's Alexa Will Help Power a Pair of Smart Glasses

The product from Vuzix will reportedly cost $ 1,000 and launch later this year.

The Amazon's Alexa voice assistant is coming to a pair of augmented reality smart glasses that will be shown at CES next week.

Alexa into its upcoming product.

Vuzix's CEO elaborated in an interview with Bloomberg that the glasses will launch in this year's second quarter, and will cost about $ 1,000. Wearers of the product will be able to activate Alexa and make voice commands like requesting a map or asking for a basketball game's score. The product will respond by showing the result on the glasses of the interior display.

. Vuzix hopes to cut the price down to $ 500 by 2019.

As the year goes on, expect more Alexa-powered wearables. On the same day, Amazon announced a new development kit to help device makers integrate its voice assistant into their mobile products.

The Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit is designed for Bluetooth-enabled headphones, smart watches, fitness devices and others. (19659004) The kit will be available later this year. However, Amazon said several headphone makers including Bose, Beyerdynamic and Bowers & Wilkins are already developing products with it.

Other Alexa-powered gadgets are also expected debut at CES next week. Among them is a bathroom mirror from Kohler.

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