Far beyond the Echo
Amazon has a solid lead in the smart home hub market, and it keeps widening it. Perhaps the best strategy Amazon has come up with is opening Alexa up to third parties so it can be put in pretty much anything.
2017 may only be beginning but it's going to be an Amazon-dominant one if these Alexa-enabled gadgets and appliances are any indicator.
If you're hoping to buy one of them today you're in store for disappointment: Most of the gadgets featured here were announced at CES in January and are coming in the next few months.
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Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.