Amazon on Wednesday announced a bundle of new products just in time to get customers salivating for Alexa gifts for the holidays. Full product reveal HERE.
Amid the massive product announcement, Amazon introduced Echo Buttons. Echo Buttons are essentially gameshow type buzzers that are capable of interacting with game skills installed to run on an Alexa device. The small devices will sell for $20 and come in pairs.
During the Amazon announcement, it was suggested that the Echo Buttons would be available for pre-order soon. However, now that the product page is live, it appears that availability may take longer than originally thought:
Like similar devices at this stage in product development, Echo Buttons have not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. Echo Buttons are not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.
The Echo Buttons are part of a new breed of Echo add-ons that Amazon is calling Alexa Gadgets. The company intends to deliver additional functionality for Alexa devices through more hardware. It will be interesting to see what the company comes up with.
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