Huawei's and Netgear's respective Wi-Fi routers, unveiled at IFA 2018 in Berlin, are the world's first Wi-Fi systems that also carry out the duties of a smart speaker. Both routers are Alexa-enabled.
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TCL has announced the Roku Smart Soundbar, a jointly-developed product which promises a "premium experience" once it launches in 2018. It is the first in the Alto lineup of audio products.
Roku has been rather successful with its streaming option on OEM TVs, but the company now wants to expand into a system that connects entertainment components wirelessly, and offers a smart assistant.
Furlexa has the body of a Furby, a Raspberry Pi Zero "brain", and can control the lights in your house as well as answer your questions; as it harnesses the power of the smart assistant Alexa.
Samsung has announced that Bixby is now available in over 200 countries worldwide but the digital assistant still recognizes only English and Korean, with more languages planned for the future.
In our time at CES 2017, there were a number of trends that stood out. Companies seem to want to put a CPU and a Bluetooth radio in everything, wearables aren't dead, VR is still coming, and more.
Lenovo announced a number of new devices at CES 2017, including a trio of ThinkPad X1 laptops and convertibles, the Alexa-powered Smart Assistant along with a Harman Kardon model, and more.
Known as Aristotle, a new smart speaker is set to equip children with AI functionality from soothing music to foreign language tuition. Aristotle is packed with both Amazon Alexa and a local AI.
Lenovo today announced its own version of the Amazon Echo. Called the Smart Assistant, it's also powered by Alexa, and it will come in a Harman Kardon variant as well for $50 more.