'Amazon Alexa' News & Updates: Voice Command Technology Embedded In Newest GE Smart Lamp

By Jun Pasaylo , Updated Dec 07, 2016 11:20 PM EST

Amazon Alexa made another surprise entrance to the tech market when the voice controlled technology behind all Amazon products finds its way in the newest smart lamp device of General Electric (GE). This is another ambitious leap of Alexa in gadget architecture after its successful outing with Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. 

With Amazon Alexa , the LED-filled circular tube with a tiny gray base table lamp can take your commands through a microphone and speaker hidden within its base. The newest smart LED lamp, the latest addition of the product in the C by GE series, comes with almost everything that Amazon Echo offers. Apart from lighting benefits, the sleek lamp can listen, speak, answer and take your commands.

According to GE, it is a lamp that response, speaks and makes life easier. Alexa lamp is a stand-alone device that does not need another unit, smartphones, switch or hubs to operate. It probably won't offer the same audio quality that Echo has, but it's a good options for individuals who wanted to capitalize the benefits of tech breakthrough. This is the first lighting device to embed Amazon Alexa voice technology.

Like the Echo, users can tell this Alexa-embedded lamp to play music, read audio books, set timer and alarm, search for movies or TV shows, updates news and weather, make online shopping list, and can be the all-in-one control system of your various home appliances. The Amazon Alexa powered lamp can also be your handy virtual assistant that can arrange or remind your schedules and meetings, search the best traffic routes, and scan for cooking recipes, among all other thousands features that Amazon Echo and Echo Dot have.

This smart lamp will be available for pre-orders early 2017. Although its price has not been disclosed yet, GE said that it will be less than the price range of Amazon Echo, which is about $180. Watch the preview of the prime features of Amazon Alexa sleek lamp here:

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