Amazon today announced a new program called Editions Day 1 to Try and sell your own experimental hardware.
The first of the new products is Echo Frames, Alexa-compatible glasses that, unlike Google Glass, lack a camera or screen since they only have microphones and a speaker.
The glasses, which are sold without prescription lenses (although they can be added if desired), weigh 31 grams. They are not especially elegant, although they seem quite acceptable.
The second is the Echo Loop, a fairly large ring with two built-in microphones and, of course, a small speaker. The ring is quite large and it seems strange to think that someone can speak to his ring and then listen to what Alexa has to say in response.
«Together with your phone, this ring allows you to access information throughout the day»describe Amazon.
“It's super easy to connect with Alexa without having to take steps or take out the phone, for those simple things like turning on the lights or calculating the tip when paying for food. Simply press a button, speak gently with Alexa, and the answer comes discreetly through a small speaker built into the ring ».
Both will be available by invitation only and in limited volumes later this year. The Echo Frames will be sold by $ 179.99 and the Echo Loop it will cost $ 129.99. At the moment there is no information on whether they will arrive in Spain.