Amazon's Alexa takes two new forms
Internet retailer, Amazon, has announced two sibling products to the Amazon Echo, the cylindrical household assistant with voice-based operating system, Alexa.
The first product, the Amazon Tap, is a slimmer, shorter, portable version of the Echo. The Tap runs via rechargeable battery and connects with phones and the Internet through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
The Tap acts as an ordinary wireless speaker for a phone, but it also provides Alexa on the go, allowing users to do things like ask about the weather or tell it to play a song. The Tap will begin shipping at the end of the month and will sell for about $130.