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Toyota announced the news at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As far as Google Assistant goes, Klipsch will debut new versions of its Three and One Heritage series speakers with the voice controls in tow. Of course, it's the enterprising young Vuzix who are taking the reigns and spearheading Alexa's incorporation into augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) devices.

The AR glasses by Vuzix will enable the core Alexa's capabilities, such as showing sports scores, right on the glasses, as reported by Bloomberg. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses and new business opportunities with it, and among other things and the Company's leadership in the Smart Glasses and AR display industry.

Recent reports have revealed that a company called Vuzix will be releasing the first augmented reality glasses with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant integrated into its technology. Needless to say that Alexa will instantly eclipse native assistant Cortana with its humungous count of skills.

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Amazon's Alexa has been helpful in our homes the last couple of years and now she's ready to give us a hand in our cars as well. The device will be valued at $1,000, but Vuzix CEO Paul Travers wants to lower the price to $500 by 2019.

As with HP, the Pavilion Wave will be the first to come designed specifically with offerings for voice interactions via Amazon Alexa. By putting Alexa on as many third party devices as possible, it helps Amazon increase revenue since the personal assistant can arrange for purchases to be made from Amazon.

With Alexa's entry to Windows 10 devices, the digital assistant now poses a greater threat to Siri and Google Assistant. Of course, this would entail booming sales, among other factors, but Travers maintains optimism when asked about the future of the smart glasses with Alexa integration.

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