The $300 Aristotle by Nabi, coming this June, is like an Amazon Echo -- it's got Amazon's Alexa voice assistant built into a speaker, too -- but filled with extra features that could make it a parent's dream come true.
For one thing, it comes with a camera that can act like a smart baby monitor -- not only does it stream encrypted video to your phone, but it can also tell when your infant has woken up and automatically sooth it to sleep. At least that's what Mattel is promising.
The Aristotle can play a lullaby or act as a night light, or even answer the questions of a young kid who doesn't want to go to bed. That's because (in addition to Alexa) it has a second voice assistant, Aristotle, that can (allegedly) understand young children.
The Aristotle could also provide sound effects for kids toys. Mattel is building a Hot Wheels track that the Aristotle could identify with its camera -- or embedded NFC antennas in the toys -- and provide the "vroom" sounds.