Announced at an event in Seattle on Wednesday, Amazon’s new Echo Frames smart glasses which cost $180 (£146) are Alexa-enabled, meaning the wearer can speak a command to Amazon's voice assistant and the glasses will hear it.
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The Echo Frames are equipped with directional speakers and have microphones for Alexa, which connects to a phone to read out emails, text messages and other information.
Amazon said that the user will be able to hear Alexa's responses via four micro speakers, which are built into the frames and pointed directly at their ears to avoid others eavesdropping around you.
The microphone can also be turned off at any time, it said.
The smart glasses do not have a display or camera but can be equipped with prescription lenses.
Amazon also unveiled its $129.99 Echo Loop which is a smart ring that vibrates to alert users of notifications, while built-in microphones and a speaker can be used to interact with Alexa, alongside Echo Buds, similar to Apple’s AirPods, which will get a wide release costing $129.99 in the U.S. and £119.99 in the UK.
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