- Amazon is holding an event on Wednesday where it will likely debut new Echo hardware and other Alexa-enabled devices.
- The company is rumored to be working on Alexa-enabled earbuds to rival Apple’s AirPods and a home robot with Alexa built-in, among other gadgets.
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SEATTLE, Washington — Amazon is holding an event at its Seattle, Washington, headquarters on Wednesday where it’s widely expected to unveil new devices across its Echo and Alexa lineup.
Amazon hasn’t said much publicly about what the event will entail. But if it’s anything like last year’s keynote, we can expect to see a slew of new products with Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant built-in, from new Echo gadgets to household appliances.
Not only is Amazon expected to release an updated, high-end version of its popular Echo speaker, but it also may expand into new product categories entirely like wearable devices and home robots, according to Bloomberg. The company, for example, is preparing to debut a new set of Alexa-enabled earbuds that would rival Apple’s AirPods, Bloomberg reports.
Amazon is also reportedly working on a new wrist-worn device that could identify the wearer’s emotional state as well as a roving Alexa robot that could follow you around the home, according to Bloomberg.
We’ll be updating our live blog below throughout the event, so follow along to learn about the news as it’s announced.