Amazon is leading the Internet of Things market by infusing its virtual assistant, Alexa, into clocks, ovens, speakers, earbuds, and glasses.
With these new products, users can ask questions, voice-control devices, and auto-program appliances from anywhere, anytime. It essentially allows Amazon’s virtual assistant to manage their home as well as their daily lives.
Wearables such as earbuds makes shopping more convenient for users, for instance, by keeping users informed about the best deals and location of products on store shelves while shopping in brick-and-mortar stores.
Video Spotlight: Amazon’s Echo Buds hands-on first impressions
This post is based on the CNN article, Amazon is adding Alexa into earbuds, eyeglasses, high-end speakers and even an oven, by Rachel Metz, September 25, 2019, and the YouTube video, Amazon’s Echo Buds hands-on first impressions, by CNET, September 25, 2019. Image source: travelbetter.co.uk / Alamy Stock Photo
1. What is the operational significance of Amazon’s Alexa-infused product offerings?
Guidance: The operational significance includes allowing Amazon to maintain its lead in the Internet of Things market, expand its customer base, and increase demand for its products.
2. What are the reasons for Amazon to extend its Alexa-infused products from home devices to wearables?
Guidance: Customers are demanding more convenience and control in managing their home and daily lives. Amazon also needs to stay competitive in the Internet of Things market, and the technology has matured to connect home and personal devices seamlessly.