The Alexa capable camera that I discovered is called the Echo Look and has just been launched. Turns out it’s not a home security camera like I assumed, but rather, an Alexa powered “style assistant” that acts as a smart mirror, of sorts, to rate your outfit. Using your voice, you can use Echo Look to take pictures of your outfit, which can be catalogued in a “lookbook,” shared to friends on social media, or judged for how flattering it looks.
Echo Look can also act as a 360 degree mirror by recording video which can be spun within its app. You can use that same app to submit two different photos to see which is more flattering through what Amazon is calling a “style check. The camera uses depth-sensing and computer vision to blur the background.
The camera itself also has always-listening far-field microphones and has a speaker for full Alexa capabilities, just like the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. The four front facing LEDs that surround the lens are used for lighting and depth-sensing.
The Echo Look is available for $199.99. Currently, it can only be purchased through an invitation, which you can request today through Amazon’s product page.