After massive success with the Amazon Echo speaker, the company has decided to expand their line of digital voice assistants.
Alexa, the name of the assistant contained in the Echo, has reached critical success with consumers, which has led Amazon to decide to expand the line to include two new homes for her: the Amazon Tap and the echo Dot.
According to CNET, The Dot, which will go for $90, will be the hockey-puck shaped equivalent of Echo, and can connect directly to a homeowner's speakers and turn them into ones powered by Alexa. The Tap, which will run about $130, will be a portable, battery-powered version of the Echo, which will also require the touch of a button in order to activate the service.
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Part of what has made Alexa so popular is the device's ability to do over 300 different things, including turning on light bulbs, fans and alarms, and helping you order new stuff from Amazon.com, and Amazon is banking on the idea that a voice-controlled assistant will better manage all devices and become the new wave of the future.
"At Amazon, we think the next big platform is voice," David Limp, Amazon's senior vice president of devices, said during a press event in San Francisco on Wednesday.
Alexa is one of four major digital voice assistants currently available on the market. Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana, and Google's Google Now are also available.