Amazon just announced a $60 smart Alexa-powered microwave you can control with your voice

  • Amazon announced a $US60 microwave under its AmazonBasics brand.
  • It will come with the company’s Alexa smart voice assistant functionality, and you’ll be able to control the microwave’s functions with your voice.
  • The microwave also comes with an integrated Amazon Dash Replenishment, which can automatically re-order food items when you’re running low.

Amazon unveiled its new AmazonBasics Microwave during an event in Seattle on Thursday. The microwave is available to pre-order on Thursday, and costs $US60. It will ship later this month.

It looks like a pretty basic microwave, as you can see in the photo above, but Amazon’s microwave comes with Alexa built-in. The company says “you can cook just by asking Alexa.”

Amazon basics microwave 2018Avery Hartmans

The Amazon Basics Microwave will include “dozens of quick-cook voice presets.” It has a built-in “Ask Alexa” button you can press to tell Alexa how long you want to cook, too: “Cook for two minutes and fifteen seconds,” for example.

It will also have Amazon’s Dash Replenishmen functionality, which can re-order food items when you’re running low.

The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo tweeted about a very possible scenario and vision for Amazon, where the company is part of your daily eating routine and combines three Amazon products seamlessly:^tfw

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