We all know that Amazon’s Alexa dominated CES 2017, but this year with competition from Google and Apple we expect to see even better integrations.
Check out everything announced day one at CES 2018:
Jabra Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t
Available exclusively at Best Buy in February. Featuring Alexa-on-the-go, one the first products to enable this mobile feature.
“With Jabra’s earbuds and Alexa, customers can ask Alexa thousands of things while on-the-go,” said Pete Thompson, Vice President, Amazon Alexa. “Customers can find and play music while on a run, check the news on their commute, manage their to-do list, and more, simply by asking Alexa.”
You can pre-order them on Best Buy today.
Check out Jabra Products Here.
Intel, in partnership with OEM PC makers, are making Alexa available on Windows.
So much for Cortana…
Acer, ASUS, HP, and Lenovo all made announcements that they will bring Amazon’s Voice Assistant to their Windows devices. Those PC’s will use Intel’s Smart Sound Technology and Intel Wake on Voice to ensure the PC is ready to hear the “wake” word.
Check out Intel’s press release here.
iDevices is bringing Alexa into the walls of homes.
iDevices, one of the bigger connected home brands, is integrating Amazon’s Alexa into their Light Switch. It even has a speaker made by Soen® Audio, they specialize in making small form factor speakers. If this thing sounds better than my Echo Dot, I will be surprised.
Obviously, the speaker is not the selling point but more of the connected smart home.
Check out iDevices Products Here.
Anker Innovations – ROAV VIVA is bringing Alexa into the car
Anker is a global leader in charger technology and a personal favorite of mine. One of their subdivisions ROAV is making the first car charger with Alexa built-in. This will bring hands-free features to millions of cars without the option from the factory.
The charger has 2 highspeed USB charge ports, the ability to connect to music services, easily catch up on the news, weather, and more.
Check out ROAV VIVA here.
Check out Anker products here.
Canary – Amazon Alexa is next on our list
So, no new product to offer but the home security camera manufacturer is promising Alexa integrations soon. It will be available for the Echo Spot, Echo Show, and compatible Fire TVs. Once available, you’ll just say “Alexa, show me the living room.” or “Alexa, show me grandma’s house.”
The integration will be launched in the next few weeks and available to all Canary devices and all Canary users.
Check out Canary’s products here.
Hisense is bringing Alexa to its TV line-up
Hisense announces at CES that they’re bringing Alexa into their 4K Smart TVs, including the Hisense 100″ 4k Ultra HD Smart Laser TV.
“We are thrilled to bring Alexa voice technology to our Smart TVs,” said Mark Viken, Hisense USA Vice President of Marketing. “While content providers and other TV manufacturers tend to focus on quantity of content, Hisense recognizes that the future is all about simplicity, making it easy for consumers to find and watch their favorite content, play music, control their smart home and more.”
This will allow users to use music services like Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio, as well as thousands of Alexa skills including the ability to order a pizza or an Uber.