Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant has seen massive success over the last year since it was first introduced with the Echo speaker. While there have been a handful of subsequent releases, we’ve yet to see anything quite like GE’s latest creation. The C by GE LED table lamp has Alexa Voice Service built directly into the base, so you can request information and control your compatible devices without having a speaker nearby. This is the first release that brings Alexa out of home audio and integrates it within another common household product.
The C Lamp is a large circle that houses a number of LED bulbs with a control panel on the base. It looks similar to Dyson’s popular tabletop fans. Details are somewhat scarce about its microphone capabilities, but we’d guess that it would pack the same far-field features set of Amazon Echo. With competition heating up from competitors like Google Home and potentially Apple, Amazon’s partnership with GE is not a surprise. The yet-to-be officially named LED lamp is set for pre-orders in 2017 with a Q2 ship date. Pricing has yet to be announced.
GE is working to unleash the ultimate living experience through a suite of connected products designed to make your life simpler and help you do more. First on that journey is a contemporary LED table lamp that embeds Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) directly inside, allowing you to use a light to order your dinner, listen to the latest headlines, preheat your oven or give a host of other voice commands.
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