This Amazon Echo Camera Will Keep Track Of Your Outfits Because The Future Is Now
Remember Cher Horowitz's giant closet that choose her outfits for her in Clueless? Get ready, because the fashion-lover's dream is becoming a reality. Amazon just created a device that does just that and so much more. According to the press release, Amazon's Echo Look Camera will take photos of your outfit, store them, and actually give you fashion advice. And it does all that on voice command. Because the future is here, my friends.
Say goodbye to the days of begging your roommate to tell you whether your shirt and shoes go well together, because there's now a device that does it for you. You're probably already familiar with the Amazon Echo that can tell you what the weather is and recite news headlines to you. Amazon's Echo Look Camera does everything the original device does, but it also helps you with your wardrobe as well.
According to the press release, this little device sits in your closet or on your dresser and takes full-length photos of you, when you ask, and saves them to your camera. It also takes videos, gives you the perfect lighting, and instantly blurs the background of the photo for you. Basically, it's a personal assistant meets fashion advisor that costs you a one-time fee of $200.
After the Echo Camera takes your photo and saves it to your phone, it can give you outfit advice as well. All you have to do is click on two or more of the images you took, and it will actually tell you what looks better based on current trends. So not only will you always look great, but you'll have an entire look book on your phone of what you wore and when. Sounds almost too good to be true.
As of Apr. 26, the Amazon Echo Camera is only available on the website by invitation. I'm not 100 percent sure what that means, but it looks like anyone can request an invite. You just have to be selected to be able to purchase. The press release doesn't say exactly when this product will go live for everyone else.
Although this slightly freaks me out, it is pretty cool that you can get your own at-home stylist. According to the video, this device is always learning — creepy or cool, you decide — so it will always be on top of the latest trends. Amazon didn't say where exactly it was getting it's fashion advice
So far, reactions have been mixed. While some are seeing the benefits of the products, some people think the invention is taking it a little too far.
I have an Amazon Echo & love it but this Echo Look is a step too far. Why would you invite a camera into your house. Way too big brotherish👀— Cheryl (@cheryl_brooks) April 26, 2017
Alexa is watching.
I feel like the term "judging" is a little harsh.
I can't wait to see who ends up using this.
Amazon created an Echo with a camera? pic.twitter.com/pS13VslIpQ— Mark Egerman (@megerman) April 26, 2017
Others aren't completely sold on the idea.
lol don't get it wrong. Amazon's new Echo Look is just an ootd camera. pic.twitter.com/dOFAQOvBFH— Stephanie Buck (@StephMBuck) April 26, 2017
Anything for the perfect 'gram pic.
I can't wait to see how this works for people IRL!