Amazon Shows Lamp With Built-In Alexa Speaker
Amazon has released a reference design for a smart lamp combined with a small Alexa speaker. The reference design is free to use by other manufacturers and Amazon hopes that its Alexa speech assistant will be integrated into more products.
The company didn’t design and develop this smart lamp design itself, as they contracted Adition for the task. The light emitted is rather warm and white, and is also dimmable. Right below the lamp, a small and blue LED strip has been integrated to show whether or not the Alexa speaker is listening. The lamp can also connect via a regular USB-A port. The traditional Alexa buttons such as volume regulators, action button and microphone off button are positioned at the top.
Amazon’s smart lamp uses both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and features two microphones. It’s likely that other third-party manufacturers will adjust the design slightly, such as adding more powerful speakers or more microphones, for example.
In terms of technical specifications for the speaker itself, Amazon hasn’t provided many details. We do know that there will be two separate speakers, each 2 inches large. The reference product weighs 1.25 pounds and is 6.6″ long.
It’s unclear when we’ll first start seeing these lamps with built-in Amazon Alexa hit the shelves, although it’s clear that Amazon is clearly working on integrating Alexa into more devices.