The company will periodically present new concepts for pre-ordering, Amazon said on Wednesday in a blog post. Each concept will have a target number of pre-orders. If the idea reaches that number within 30 days, Amazon will build it (see what it did there?), And customers will be charged for the order when shipped at a special lock-in price.
What if a concept flops? If an idea does not receive enough pre-orders, Amazon will not charge anyone who has placed an order. There are three concepts available for pre-order now will be open until March 19. Each concept requires a compatible Echo device as oneto work with Alexa commands. Here’s a look at what’s planned:
Equally kitsch and smarts, this concept will work with Alexa for time-centric voice commands such as “Alexa, set a 10-minute timer” or “Alexa set an alarm for 5pm”. It will contain 60 LEDs, a mechanical cuckoo bird and built-in speakers for alarm sounds. It can be mounted on the wall, but the pendulum can be removed if you decide to put it on a shelf. Smart cuckoo clock is available for a pre-order price of $ 80.
Smart sticky notes
If you rely on reminders, Amazon’s smart notebook printer is here to take your money. It uses “speech-to-print” technology and thermal printing, so it never needs ink or toner. It will be refilled with a roll of paper, so bring it to your voice. Ask Alexa to print a note for the special $ 90 pre-order price.
Smart nutrition scale
Amazon’s concept-smart scale works with Alexa, and when paired with an Echo Show, you can see food nutrition information in an instant. The information is based on weight and Alexa recalls frequently used foods. Ask “Alexa, ask Smart Scale how much sugar is in these blueberries,” or “Alexa, ask Smart Scale to weigh 200 calories with blueberries.” This is perhaps the most complex concept in the gang, and surprisingly the cheapest. You can pre-order the Smart Nutrition Scale for $ 35.