Amazon is reportedly making a microwave -- and 7 other secret Alexa gadgets
Amazon also apparently has an "in-car gadget" of some kind. What could that be?
Sean HollisterSenior Editor / Reviews
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But CNBC reports Monday that Amazon is now planning to release its own Alexa-powered microwave oven, of all things -- just one of eight or more unannounced devices the company will apparently sell by the end of the year.
That heaping helping of hardware will reportedly include an amplifier, receiver and subwoofer -- apparently home audio is still a main theme -- but also an "in-car gadget" of some sort. CNBC doesn't say which gadgets will have their own built-in Alexa voice assistant and which ones will merely be controlled by Alexa, but both types are apparently in the works.