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If we look back, it's clear that this device from Vuzix represents the vision Amazon had for Alexa when the company first opened up the voice assistant technology to outsiders. So, the consumers are either forced to figure out things themselves or scour the web for blog posts or reddit posts offering some information about the new service.

Gadget makers are flocking to create smart speakers.

Toyota says it will begin integrating Amazon's Alexa voice assistant into some of its vehicles this year, so drivers can tell their cars to play music or set a comfortable temperature at home before arriving.

It has Chromecast functionality built in so you can cast to it from other devices.

Furthermore, the smart displays are equipped with all the Google services' applications. As its name implies, Smart Displays include interactive touchscreens similar to Amazon's Echo Show, unlike the Google Home, which primarily relies on voice commands.

What CES showed me is that Google and Amazon, kind of eerily, are on the same page when it comes to their voice assistants. Whether that means it will have its own AI assistant and system inside remains to be seen.

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And, across all your devices, the Google Assistant is making your home even smarter.

One place you might find Alexa is in the bathroom, with Kohler for example adding Amazon's assistant to what it calls the Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror.

Amazon has already said that Bose, Jabra, iHome, Beyerdynamic, Bowers & Wilkins, among others, plan on adding Alexa to various Bluetooth audio devices in the coming months.

However, he doesn't think that fridges and bath tubs are where Alexa will really become indispensable for home users, not least because most people don't replace such items often.

Still, at the end of the day, Google, Amazon and everyone else wants to come out on top, and all will push to have their voice assistant in as many products as possible. Whether that's TVs, smart displays, washing machines and even cars - for Alexa and Google Assistant to be so ubiquitous that you just use it without thinking, they have to follow you everywhere. The device is available to purchase in two different color options.

LG spent almost an hour at its CES press conference talking about how artificial intelligence will make its televisions, washers and refrigerators just a bit smarter.

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