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Alexa enabled AR smartglasses will be unveiled at CES this coming week

Alexa enabled AR smartglasses will be unveiled at CES this coming week

"Accessing Alexa's music, information, and vast number of skills on our headphones will become easier than ever, and we're looking forward to bringing our collaboration to life".

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant is coming to a pair of augmented reality smart glasses that'll be shown at CES next week. Vuzix has scheduled the release of the AR glasses for the second quarter of this year.

The glasses are created to present info from the paired device in the wearer's field of vision, such as mapping directions, restaurant menus or weather information, as well as capture video and pictures and answer phone calls and texts right from the glasses.

Executives from Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant will be seeking new partners and other big technology companies, including Apple and Facebook Inc.'s Oculus division, will be at the show behind the scenes as they ramp up their virtual-reality and augmented-reality products. Alexa will let you control plenty of smart home devices with your voice. The AR glasses enable users to talk to Alexa without bringing out their smartphones or tablets, which serves to help make the smart assistant the ubiquitous technology that Amazon was hoping it would be.

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Vuzix official websitePromotional picture for Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses. The new pair is different only because it's the first Alexa-enabled pair they have made. Throughout a year ago, Alexa was added to non-Amazon devices including the HTC U11, Huawei Mate 9 and a Moto Mod for the Motorola Moto Z series.

To start, just select the voice assistant you use below - either Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.

Amazon is pushing for Alexa to be integrated into pretty much everything, from cars to fridges, thanks to providing developers with the tools to easily fit the virtual assistant into their devices. The idea behind the specs, which resemble sunglasses, is that you'll pair them with a smartphone you can leave in your pocket and purse.

The AR glasses by Vuzix will enable the core Alexa's capabilities, such as showing sports scores, right on the glasses, as reported by Bloomberg.


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