Alexa-Linked AR Glasses Let Wearers Access The Voice Assistant Anywhere


After and some, is now set to bring its Alexa voice assistant to various portable, on-the-go devices. Already, the models are said to be fitted with voice- control enhancements thus making it easy to introduce the voice assistant.

Vuzix's Blade AR glasses feel like an improved version of Google Glass with better picture quality.

Vuzix Corp. will show off a pair of smart glasses that can talk to Inc.'s voice-activated digital assistant and display information to the wearer's field of view, Vuzix Chief Executive Officer Paul Travers said in an interview. "This integration means that customers can interact with Alexa, virtually anywhere they drive".

Google Inc. shelved its own attempts at smart glasses at the start of 2015, but Google Glass made a comeback in July with an enterprise edition.

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While tech heads and people with nothing to hide may welcome the convenience of Amazon's digital helper being present in what will most definitely continue to be some of the most common cars on the road, more privacy-conscious and tin-foil-hatted drivers will undoubtedly balk at the idea of every new Corolla having an unmutable, direct line to the largest internet corporation in the world. Reports emerged in November 2016 that Apple Inc. was working on a dedicated AR headset, while in March a further report claimed the company has a team dedicated to the project.

It'll only be a matter of time-"determined particularly on how fast both of the companies tap into different data sources" to mimic the capabilities of their competition, says Dobbs-before the Echo and Home will become indistinguishable. Using Alexa on your Vuzix Blade AR Smart Sunglasses is simple and hands-free - just ask, and Alexa will respond instantly. The developer kit can be reserved on the company's website, and it costs $1,997. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses and new business opportunities with it, and among other things and the Company's leadership in the Smart Glasses and AR display industry. Sound pricey? It is, but interestingly, Vuzix Chief Executive Officer Paul Travers has said they're looking to get the price down to $500 United States dollars by 2019.

But Toyota will also allow a motorist to use the system from home. All the lenses offer standard ultraviolet protection.