CES 2018: Vuzix Blade AR glasses are the next Google Glasses

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But this week at CES, Google's Android team announced they would be taking the Auto past this Siri-level capability into full-blown Google Assistant functionality.

Interestingly, Amazon is not the first company to launch a pair of digital glasses that are Alexa-enabled.

"LG has always been committed to developing TVs that combine innovative technologies with the widest range of convenient, user-friendly interfaces and adding Amazon Alexa is consistent with this strategy", said Tim Alessi, Senior Director, Product Marketing for home entertainment at LG Electronics USA.

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The strategy is created to put Amazon's service, which generates revenue for the company, in as many places as possible to sell more products. The Blade is the first device Vuzix has developed which contains nearly all aspects of display and power source within the frame.

But what if you could not only hear that forecast from Alexa, but also see the weather prediction being depicted in a very realistic way across the inside of your new smart glasses?

The addition of Alexa to different makes of Windows 10-based computers is particularly interesting in that Amazon and Microsoft were already working together to allow Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana assistant technology work together, with a specific focus on Windows 10 device.

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Amazon is set to use CES 2018 to deliver commercial grade augmented-reality glasses with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant built in. So if the user asks Alexa for directions, it will display a map on the augmented reality screen, showing them the way.

They'll be on the market later this year, and they will be pricey, about $1,000, but Travers says the hope is to eventually have them for sale for under $500. "I think everyone is going to come out with glasses sooner or later", he said.

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