It was reported recently that Amazon is looking to bring its Alexa voice assistant to a wide variety of products including but not limited to microwaves. The report suggested that we might see some of those products by the end of this year but the company has surprised everyone by launching at least a few of those products today. Amazon has just announced a microwave that comes with its Alexa digital assistant. It’s called the AmazonBasics Microwave.

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Amazon says that the team picked up the most popular appliance out there and added Alexa to enable customers to use the full range of features offered by this appliance. It gave the example of defrosting peas and that many don’t even know that they can do this with in a microwave.

The AmazonBasics Microwave comes with Alexa which eliminates the need to fiddle to complicated or difficult to understand buttons and dials. The microwave actually has a built-in Ask Alexa button. It supports dozens of quick-cook voice presents so users will be able to access the full range of features and even cook just by asking Alexa.

They just have to press the Alexa button and give a cooking command like “two minutes and 30 seconds on medium” to start cooking. It’s also integrated with Amazon’s Dash Replenishment service so that items that users are running low on can automatically be ordered.

Amazon has announced that the AmazonBasics Microwave is going to start shipping later this year. It will cost $59.99.

Filed in Gadgets. Read more about Alexa, Amazon and Connected Objects.

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