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Microsoft and Amazon to bring Skype calling to Alexa enabled devices

Microsoft and Amazon to bring Skype calling to Alexa enabled devices

And, in true Amazon fashion, you can also use your smart microwave-and I already hate that phrase-to reorder products via Amazon's Dash Replenishment Service.

"Amazon is doubling down on its strategy of integrating Alexa far and wide into appliances, consumer electronics and cars", CCS Insight research vice president Geoff Blaber said at the event.

The takeaway: Alexa Guard is one of the more clever smart home products to come along.

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For the connectivity-driven drivers, Echo Auto also brings the smart home with it. Users can issue commands such as "open/close the garage door" and control their thermostat or lights directly from the vehicle before they get home. As such, it should avoid the fate that befell the smart TV integrations.

The secret behind this microwave is the Alexa Connect Kit, a Bluetooth module created to bring smart features to standard appliances. Amazon has also tweaked the UI to make it easier to control your other Alexa-powered smart devices using the Show.

The new Echo Show gets Amazon's new fabric look as well, but a raft of useful functional enhancements too.

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One such bundle packages together the new third-generation Echo Dot with Amazon's Smart Plug for $64.98.

It doesn't have built-in voice controls, but it can communicate with a nearby Echo. We'll have a better sense of its performance after we test it in PC Labs, but at $129.99, it seems like a small investment to add power to your Echo speakers.

There's a single six-inch woofer at work inside a sealed chamber within the Echo Sub compared to the four-inch sub inside the HomePod and dual 4.5-inch woofers inside the Google Home Max. The Echo Dot is priced at $49.99, the Echo Plus at $149.99, the Echo Show at $229.99, and the new Echo Auto for using Amazon Alexa in your vehicle. Amazon says it'll run off a standard USB port connection or 12v cigarette lighter (see, they really are thinking of old cars), and the dongle will connect via Bluetooth or 3.5mm port. Both devices let you search for shows, or even delete your scheduled recordings, using just your voice with Alexa. The gadget lets users access Alexa inside their vehicle.

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If you want to use Alexa with your own speakers, because your sound setup is way better than anything a little Echo Dot can pull of, wire your system up to this flat cylinder and poof! My colleague Cork Gaines put an Echo Dot in his auto for months and called it "the best infotainment system we've ever used". Features include voice commands such as asking "Alexa, where is the nearest Starbucks?" or requesting directions via voice command.


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