The AmazonBasics line has just gotten larger with a new Alexa-enabled microwave that will be priced at $59.99 and released on November 14th. Unlike traditional microwaves, this one offers voice-activated presets using Alexa wake phrases and then a duration, or just simply say what you're cooking, like "popcorn". Speaking of popcorn, Alexa automatically keeps track of how many times you've said the phrase "Alexa, make popcorn" and then re-orders when you're running low, or simply push the integrated popcorn Dash button. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
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"The point for Amazon is to wow gadget makers with how simple, secure, and easy it is to integrate its Alexa Connection Kit. That little module includes Amazonís new Real Time OS, Bluetooth, Wi-fi, and so on. The idea is that it's a more plug-and-play solution for making more things talk to Alexa. It's a smart move for Amazon, increasing its lead as the de-facto hub of gadgets in your house," according to The Verge.