September 28, 2019
Amazon has come out with another neato gizmo for the tech-savvy masses to splurge on!
Amazon took a whole damn Echo speaker and put it into a ring and called it the Echo Loop. It’s part of a program Amazon is calling “Day1,” which is code for “here are a bunch of products that are not really ready for mass sales, but we want to put them out there anyway.” The first two are the smart eyeglass frames and this little ring.
It works, but the audio is not very loud. That is probably a combination of design and necessity, as the idea here is you don’t want everybody to know what you’re doing. There is a small button on the inside, and you reach in and press it with your thumb. When you do, there’s a tiny vibration that confirms that Alexa is listening.
You don’t do this when it’s just sitting at your side or on a desk or something. The idea is that you raise it to your mouth and whisper your request like a tiny secret you’re telling a robot who lives inside a piece of weird tech jewelry on your finger. After using Bluetooth to get to the internet via your phone, Alexa responds in a very quiet, tinny voice. In a loud room, it was difficult to hear.
Here’s some cocksucking homo from The Verge examining this amazing new addition to… your meaningless life. Or whatever.
What gives me hope is that the YouTube comments are universally negative.
(Although to be fair, YouTube is known to be a right-wing space, due to the fact that they are so lax on comment moderation, and any place with lax comment moderation becomes a right-wing space.)
There isn’t one positive comment to be found.
We already know that Alexa spies on people. We’ve heard about this multiple times and each time, Amazon has just sort of shrugged its shoulder, said sorry, and kept trucking on with no noticeable changes.
It’s been almost a year since a judge ordered Amazon to turn over Alexa recordings for a murder trial. And Amazon complied. (Of course, most people aren’t going to be committing murder, but if they can use the recordings for that crime, they can use them for any crime, including ones much more trivial.)
Anyone who signs up to be monitored 24/7 by Amazon is doing it willingly now.
There aren’t any excuses anymore.
It’s just dumb soyim paying money to be monitored because all in all, it is a small price to pay if it makes them feel superior to the unwashed tech-illiterate masses.
What’s remarkable is that Amazon has released some tech-glasses as well.
We’ve just gotten some brief time with Amazon’s first smart eyeglasses, the Echo Frames, at the company’s Seattle headquarters. Amazon is positioning the glasses as the ultimate take-Alexa-everywhere product, but it’s also trying to balance that pitch with privacy: there’s a button on the glasses to disable its microphones, and the Echo Frames lack any kind of camera. As the company considers these a “day one” product for tech enthusiasts, they’ll eventually be available on an invitational basis for $179.99. Amazon says customers will be able to get them with prescription lenses or even sunglass lenses. But it’s on you to get those from your local optician. The Frames can’t be ordered as prescription from Amazon.
The Echo Frames are designed to be discreet and to look like your basic pair of thick-framed eyeglasses from straight on. The stems on each side are noticeably very thick, however. Even so, they feel very light and comfortable when on your head. Amazon says the Echo Frames weigh 31 grams. They’re constructed from “TR-90, carbon fiber, and titanium,” according to Amazon, with acetate tips that can be adjusted by opticians.
We all already know that these things will be monitoring you and giving you splitting migraines, so let’s just move past that.
It’s the design that interests me.
They know their target market well:
At this point, Amazon has to be caught inserting needles with AIDS on them that pierce your veins and using your blood as a power source for the soyim to start having second thoughts and no longer buying their creepy, dystopian products.
And even then… who knows.
Andrew Anglin contributed to this report.