Amazon is developing a new wall mounted ‘command hub’, according to a report in Bloomberg. The device, which is speculated to be a thin Echo device could be used as a ‘smart home command center’ – being comprised of a 10″ or 13″ touchscreen display with the ability to control various smart home devices, play music and videos, video-chat on a built-in camera, and access the Alexa voice assistant.
The team behind the development of the new device, Amazon Lab126 is a Company owned by Amazon that focuses on research and development, and are widely known for developing Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and more
This would not be the first foray into into wall-mounted display devices for Amazon, having had success with the release of their Amazon Echo wall clocks.
The device is speculated to have a 10″ or 13″ screen, compared to the 10.1″ screen of the 3rd Gen Echo Show | Photo: Amazon
The device would compete with current market offerings including smart home control screens from the likes of Control4 Corp, as well providing an official Amazon supported device, compared to the popular self-made DIY ‘Alexa Smart mirrors’.
Stay tuned, as we’ll be keeping you updated with all future news regarding this new exciting project.