Amazon Are Releasing An Alexa-Compatible Christmas Tree

Joseph FurnessJoseph Furness in News, Weird
Published 12.11.19
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Amazon are releasing an Alexa-enabled Christmas Tree on 15th November.

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!

 

Enter: Amazon x Mr.Christmas’ Alexa-enabled pre-lit Christmas tree.

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.

What does the Alexa-enabled Christmas tree do?

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.

`Alexa 2019

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.

Who should invest in an Alexa-enabled Christmas tree?

  • Interior savvy mums: You won’t need to buy a new set of lights every year to match their new décor as the Alexa-enabled Christmas tree can adapt to new colour schemes. Talk about keeping up with the Joneses.

  • One-bedroom city centre apartment males: You probably have a hectic schedule, you’re probably fairly house proud of your man cave and you probably pass on buying a Christmas tree each year (even though you’d love to have one) as you convince yourself it’s not worth the hassle. You probably want to check out this artificial Christmas tree that not only responds to your voice commands but is also extremely easy to put together.

 

  • Perfectionists: If, like me, you have a type of anxiety that’s triggered by asymmetrical Christmas tree decorations and clashing colours, Amazon’s idyllic smart Christmas tree is perfect for you.

Read about which Christmas films you can watch on Netflix whilst decorating your Alexa-enabled tree right here.

Images via Amazon

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