Amazon announced a $60 Alexa enabled microwave

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In addition to the refurbishing of the Echo line-up on Thursday, Amazon also unveiled a microwave. Yes, everyone of the go-to device for warming up, defrosting, and other adventures of a 2018 update, complete with Alexa voice support.

The AmazonBasics Microwave will set you back $59.99. Just like your existing microwave oven, there will be presets, but here, Alexa will handle the heavy lifting. There is also a built-in Ask Alexa button; press the button and say something like “two minutes and 30 seconds on medium.”

Why a microwave oven? It is “the most popular device that exists today,” according to Amazon, but also “one of the most difficult devices to integrate.”

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Amazon says that it is also integrated in the dashboard, in the microwave, so if you run low on popcorn or other microwaveable treat, it is easy to refill.

Pre-order the microwave now; it is set to launch on Nov. 14.

Supposedly, you can plug your microwave in Amazon’s new Smart Plug. It is the first gadget to ship with Wi-Fi-Easy Setup, which helps in getting new devices on the nearby Wi-Fi networks quickly.

“You can connect the Wi-Fi-Simple Installation-device, and it immediately looks for the Wi-Fi-Easy Setup-Network. As soon as receive the encrypted credentials, it can be safely connected to the network. And that all happens in less than thirty seconds,” said the Amazon.

Pre-order the $24.99 Amazon Smart Plug today; it will begin shipping the following month.

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