O Alexa, O Alexa, light up the Christmas tree.
Last Christmas, when we were all receiving all-the-rage Alexa-compatible gifts (shout out to my day one for my Amazon Echo), we joked that, by next year, everything including your Christmas tree will be Alexa compatible! Oh, how we laughed!
Who’s laughing now? Technology is. At you.
Guaranteed to keep simple minds entertained (perhaps more so than any present that resides underneath it); Amazon’s smart Christmas tree is another step towards us humans being the least-smart things inside our own homes.
No, this is not a prank or an episode of Black Mirror. This is real life.
The low voltage, energy-saving RGB LED lights built into the 7ft faux Douglas-fir tree can be activated by using Alexa.
Enough of the jargon already, WHAT DOES THE TREE DO!?
You can ask Alexa to turn on the Christmas tree lights, turn them off and even schedule times for the lights to turn on and off automatically.
But the real USP is that you can customise your tree with a multitude of lighting colours and lighting modes.
“Choose between red, green, yellow, blue, purple, cyan, white, multi-colour, multi-fade, multi-twinkle, multi-sparkle, blue-sparkle or red-sparkle”– Amazon
If this doesn’t get you excited then you, my friend, lack Christmas spirit.
Read about which Christmas films you can watch on Netflix whilst decorating your Alexa-enabled tree right here.
Images via Amazon
Not just your average Joe, Lord Joseph William Furness – lorded by a mate for his birthday (a decision they now live to regret) – struggles to understand a world in which everyone isn’t as blunt, unemotional and sarcastic as him. His mother calls him pretentious because of his materialistic nature; whilst his father tells him that he can’t live in his own ‘dream world’ forever, but he seems to be doing pretty well so far. He plans to write for The Hook until he sees his name in shining lights – a future promised to him by his year 4 primary school teacher. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]Follow