Amazon's Alexa is coming to Toyota and Lexus cars

Vuzix Making Alexa-Enabled Smart Glasses, to Debut at CES 2018

Three giant computer manufacturers, including Acer, Asus, and HP, have partnered with Amazon in its push to spread its popular voice assistant to more third-party devices.

Adding Alexa's machine learning smart capabilities into the mix makes a lot of sense and could really turn the Blade specs into a device that is useful for both work and play, providing you can stomach wearing the nerd goggles out in public; that didn't work out so well for Google Glass.

The addition of Alexa to different makes of Windows 10-based computers is particularly interesting in that Amazon and Microsoft were already working together to allow Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana assistant technology work together, with a specific focus on Windows 10 device. As you all may know that these both companies partnered in August previous year to let Cortana and Alexa work together.

"Vuzix continues to lead the way in wearable smart glasses innovation and it should come as no surprise that the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Sunglasses will be the first pair of smart glasses to be Alexa-Enabled". The Vuzix Blade Augmented Reality Smart Glasses, as the company calls it, will set interested consumers back a hefty $1,000.


The service will also enable new features in the cars themselves, such the ability to start the engine remotely or lock the vehicle doors, by giving a command through another Alexa device in the home or elsewhere.

Vuzix is in the business of smart glasses for over 20 years.

With Alexa's entry to Windows 10 devices, the digital assistant now poses a greater threat to Siri and Google Assistant. Meanwhile, Amazon will release Alexa app in the coming weeks, and PC makers are seeking help from Intel's Smart Sound Technology to ensure hands-free access to Alexa on PCs.

Amazon hasn't said whether it will release its own branded smart glasses with Alexa, but Travers expects it to happen.

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