July 23, 2019 – Vuzix Corporation has announced that the company’s Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses are now available directly from Amazon.com. Previously only available directly from Vuzix, the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses are also Amazon Prime eligible.
The Vuzix Blade now have Alexa Built-in official certification. This means the smart glasses feature a full on-device integration of Alexa, Amazon’s AI, and are able to accept voice commands directly, without the need for a separate Alexa device.
With Alexa, Vuzix Blade users can book an Uber, set timers, create lists, hear and display the news or weather, control smart home devices, and more. Upon issuing instructions to Alexa, or asking questions, users receive back voice and visual information based on their request directly on their Vuzix Blade device.
“The custom Alexa application developed by Vuzix has been certified by Amazon, paving the way for the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses to become an Alexa Built-in smart glasses device. The software team at Vuzix worked closely with the Alexa team at Amazon to offer a complete Alexa integration to Vuzix Blade customers,” said Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix. “Now that we have the Vuzix Blade available for easy purchase on Amazon.com, we see this offering as the ideal method to make available Amazon Alexa’s cloud-based voice services to Vuzix smart glasses.”
The Smart Glasses are available on Amazon now, and are currently selling for a price of USD $699.99.
Image credit: Vuzix/Amazon
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