GE doesn’t just make refrigerators and ovens. They also make halo-shaped LED table lamps that feature Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service, which means you can command it to order you a pizza, read you football scores or perform a host of other voice commands.
So… yeah, pretty versatile company. And now C by GE—the company arm responsible for other smart tech like a Bluetooth-enabled light bulb that creates the perfect ambiance for falling asleep at night and waking up in the morning—is giving us this multi-talented table lamp.
It looks like a large bracelet. But in a cool, modern, lamp kind of way. The Alexa Voice Service is embedded directly inside, so there’s no need for a separate device, only an Amazon account. And you can use the functional lamp for whatever it is you’d typically use an Amazon Echo for: checking the latest headlines, answering trivia questions or conjuring dinner out of thin air. Once up and running, the lamp is also equipped to interact with other smart gadgets in your home, so you’ll be able to turn on compatible lights or preheat your oven.
The as-yet-unnamed lamp will become available for pre-orders in early 2017 (price TBD). In the meantime, you can talk to your toaster or maybe even a person.