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The AmazonBasics Microwave is powered by your Alexa device and can be controlled by voice commands. This is an interesting offering by Amazon and provides a glimpse into the future of smart products.
Currently available for pre-order at only $59.99, the AmazonBasics Microwave is going to be a big Black Friday 2018 seller. The actual release date is November 11th. It’s an affordable smart device and in my opinion Amazon proving to other manufacturers that it can be done affordably which bucks the trend of very price smart home gadgets.
The AmazonBasics Microwave can be give start, start and specific reset cooking voice commands through your Alexa device. While not exactly the Jetsons oven it is a step closer. For example, you can say “Alexa microwave popcorn” and it will. On the face of the device there is an “Ask Alexa” button. Press this and you can give cooking commands directly to the microwave without using your Alexa device. The Dash re-order service has also been integrated to the microwave, so when products run low it automatically reorders them. At launch it will only be able to reorder popcorn, but it’s not hard to predict that this will lead to other microwavable foods form Whole Foods, which was recently purchased by Amazon.
The setup is as simple as three steps. Plug in the microwave, connect to through the app and giver your Echo device a command. There are other smart microwave offering on the market, but this one is really affordable at $59.99. Most of the other options cost several hundred dollars. The actual value of the convenience of having a smart microwave seems debatable at this point. However, if you need a new microwave it is very affordable and you do get the added functionality. That being said it’s not hard to imagine how far this functionality will go in the next few years. While hopeful that we will get to the Jetsons oven, pick what you want and boom it spits it out a few minutes late, we aren’t there yet.
We are tracking the best deals and sales on the AmazonBasics Microwave leading up to Black Friday 2018 and the holiday shopping season. While I expect Amazon to make some discount or sales offer on the microwave, I think the price point on this is already very low, so I am not expecting any exceptional deals. Maybe they will bundle it with some free popcorn. We are tracking all of Amazons announcements about product releases, sales and offers to make sure we bring you the best possible prices. We expect Amazon to make its holiday sales and bundle offers in early November to leading up to Black Friday 2018.