Amazon reportedly building an Alexa ‘command center’ that mounts to the wall

Designed to control your smart home devices, play media, and make video calls
Amazon reportedly building an Alexa ‘command center’ that mounts to the wall
Amazon reportedly building an Alexa ‘command center’ that mounts to the wall

Amazon is developing a thin Echo device for users to mount on their walls and use as a “good residence command heart,” according to a report in Bloomberg. The machine could come with a 10- or 13-inch touchscreen show and be able to controlling good home gadgets, playing music and movies, and video chatting due to a built-in camera. Naturally, it’s also said to incorporate Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.

Wall-mounting a show device might give owners more choices for where in the house to put it, rather than having to seek out an empty house on a desk or desk. Amazon has experimented with wall-mounted Echo devices before, like with its Amazon Echo wall clocks, and it’s also attainable to wall mount different Echo devices using third-party accessories. However none of its previous Echo Exhibits have been particularly designed for wall mounting. Bloomberg says that it’s a lot slimmer as a result.

According to Bloomberg, the unannounced machine could retail for between $200 and $250, and launch on the finish of both 2021 or 2022 (although the report has the standard disclaimer that plans are topic to vary, and the device could be canceled). It’s being designed by Amazon’s Lab126 {hardware} division, and it might be supplied in multiple variants with different display sizes. The rumored product joins one other Alexa machine that’s additionally thought to be in development at Amazon, a radar-equipped sleep tracker, which is designed to take a seat on a bedside table and sense your breathing.