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Thursday, March 29, 2018

More Alexa Lamps

They are everywhere now, and lamps and light fixtures are a convenient place for more.   The introduction of a reference design should make it easier yet.

More Alexa-enabled lamps are coming
By Ashley Carman   @ashleyrcarman   in TheVerge

I’m sure you’ve always wanted a lamp with Amazon’s Alexa assistant built in, and Amazon wants to make sure companies can sell you one. Today, the Alexa maker announced the first reference design for a smart lamp that includes a microphone, speaker, and support for Alexa. Amazon approves and tests third-party white-box solutions, so hardware sellers know the design is reliable.

This particular lamp design comes from an ODM called Adition. It features two microphones, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and support for multiple music services. It also illuminates in a warm light with the ability to dim. Companies will be able to take this design, tweak it, and quickly bring an Alexa-enabled lamp of their own to market.  .... " 

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