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The first augmented-reality glasses with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will be shown next week at CES in Las Vegas - manufactured by a 75-employee company rather than the e-commerce giant's growing devices division.
When Vuzix last week announced that its Alexa-enabled augmented reality smart glasses would debut at CES, you had to know it was just the beginning of the Alexa avalanche coming in 2018. Three separate reports in 2017 placed Amazon's United States market share of smart speakers between 70% and 76%.More news: National Basketball Association wrap: LeBron James rips own team as Raptors thrashes Cavs
And with the recent reveal of the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit, Amazon is clearly aiming to get Alexa into more wearable and portable devices beyond smartphones. That honor will go to a company called Vuzix. 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. These manufacturers have debuted brand new PC models that are created to work with Alexa at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Many Windows PCs going on sale this year will make use of Intel's Smart Sound processor, which is created to manage voice commands and high-fidelity audio for clearer feedback. But Amazon's deal with Toyota, one of the world's largest automakers, marks new heights for Alexa's world domination. We'll update this story if we get a response. Vuzix's chief executive officer Paul Travers recognized the disadvantages of such a high price point but did say that the company was expecting to shave the figure by as much as 50 percent by next year.More news: Google Positions Assistant At the Top of Its Hardware Pyramid