Ever since Amazon opened up Alexa to device makers and developers, this is the first touchscreen enabled gadget to hit the market which houses Alexa.
For those who are in the market for a tablet or an intercom, you may want to check out Nucleus.
As you may have guessed, it’s a touchscreen device that has integrated a tablet with an intercom. What makes the product even sweeter is the fact that Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant, has also found a house in the device. The nucleus accepts voice commands. Now isn’t that neat.
Now you have even ask Alexa through Amazon’s Echo to give you an update on today’s weather, add products to your list of groceries, and even change the Channel on iHeartRadio.
All of this was possible because in 2015, Amazon took the intelligent step of opening up Alexa’s API to device makers and developers. Thanks to this step you can use Nucleus to not just talk to people in your own house but also make video calls to other households who have compatible devices.
Case in point: if your elderly parents / grandparents are experiencing a technical difficulty on making a software work, you can access the computer through Nucleus’s accompanying iOS and Android app and help them out.
The product can also be used as a baby monitor.
Nucleus first showcased the device at CES 2015 and started accepting pre-orders only late last year.
Today it is finally available to consumers at large. You can snag a single one for $249, while a pair will set you back by just $199.