Amazon is hosting a surprise media campaign to announce new hardware products on Thursday afternoon at 1:00 pm Eastern time. The company does not say what it will introduce, but it is a safe bet that the Echo is involved. Together with new smart speakers and a rumored Echo subwoofer, we may see a number of other gears outside the smart speaker's room. The Verge says,
Amazon could generally shift the focus to Alexa, with plans to unveil eight smart home devices this year. Rumors range from a voice-controlled in-car accessory to a smart microwave. The latter is particularly interesting, as Amazon recently began offering Blue-Cart package meals, both online and at Amazon Go cashless outs. The smart oven, if confirmed, can possibly also be linked to Whole Foods.
So maybe you'll be talking to your microwave oven soon, or sharing your cooking habits with Amazon.
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