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 Amazon�s 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.