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The company is said to be developing a pair of normal-looking eyeglasses that tether to your smartphone and allow you hear, and presumably speak to, Alexa via a bone-conduction audio system. Instead, it relies exclusively on the Echo Dot's own speaker, though Ninety7 says that the ash or carbon mesh fabric that wraps around the device won't interfere with the audio quality.

Taylor Sopper for GeekWire: Amazon still has a tight grip on the US, home smart speaker market.

Unlike most previous smartglasses, such as the ill-fated Google Glass experiment and Snapchat's Spectacles, the Amazon glasses won't feature a camera in any form, bypassing the privacy concerns that have plagued the form-factor in the past. The company will also hit a new product Fire TV to the market that would come with set-top-box having an integrated echo speaker. This might be the biggest success for the company till date as it will be offering a package of two for its user this year. Google Home comes a distant second, with the remaining 24% of the market.

"Home and Echo customers use the devices at least once in a day".

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Amazon will make an announcement regarding the release date of its product at the event launched for screening Echo's security camera. Say hello to LOFT - basically a Google Home bottom which attaches to the speaker using magnets to add battery power.

The Echo was launched in the USA in November 2014, and was slowly rolled out to the United Kingdom and Germany over the next two years. Amazon's Echo devices dominate the smart speaker market for smart speakers, and market research indicates the Echo Dot is the leader of the pack.

But smartglasses are a product category that might still be a cure in search of a problem.

Unlike other smart glasses, the tech giant is reportedly ditching the screen and camera. The eyeglasses and security products are supposedly coming by the end of the year, presumably in time for Christmas.

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