2 AmazonBasics Microwave
Amazon, under its proprietary AmazonBasics brand, will soon be launching its first Smart Microwave oven, which will come fully-equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and access to the e-commerce giant’s Alexa Connect Kit.
According to Amazon, its latest Alexa Connect Kit update “includes a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE module that contains software — written and managed by Amazon — that automatically and securely connects to Amazon-managed cloud services.” Which means, in other words, the AmazonBasics Microwave will be able to connect to your Echo devices via Alexa Connect Kit.
The company also touts how the Microwave includes “dozens of quick-cook voice presets, so you can cook just by asking Alexa,” as well as a built-in ‘Ask Alexa’ button which can be pressed and held to issue simple commands like “three minutes on high”, which can help expedite your cooking process.
When it begins shipping later on this year, the AmazonBasics Smart Microwave will retail for a modest $59.99. Like all the new Echo devices, the Microwave can also be pre-ordered starting today.