Alexa to Power AR Smart Glasses

Alexa to Power AR Smart Glasses
Alexa is making a debut in AR-powered smart glasses, a development that will be unveiled at the CES 2018 next week.

(CCM) — Keeping up with its growing integration list, Amazon's smart assistant Alexa is now exploring new territories. According to the latest report, Alexa-powered AR smart glasses will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week.

These revolutionary smart glasses are a brainchild of a company named Vuzix. They will allow users to ask Alexa a question and receive the answer virtually in their field of view, with possible questions ranging from stock prices to sports scores. Vuzix CEO Paul Travers says that the pricing of these smart glasses will be $1,000, which is expected to decrease to $500 by next year. In order to benefit from Alexa assistance, users will be required to have an Amazon account.

The inclusion of Alexa on a non-Amazon product is not a first, though, as last year the smart assistant debuted on the HTC U11, Huawei Mate 9, and Motorola Z series smartphones. And there will be more to come, in line with Amazon's plans to release the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit to help developers with Alexa integrations in their products, such as smartwatches and fitness trackers.

Image: © Vuzix.