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Alexa Gadgets

Create Delightful Gadgets, Games, and Smart Toys

Connect Your Gadgets to Alexa

Bring new forms of interaction to your product with Alexa. From smart toys to smart clocks and more, create interactive companion devices, or Alexa Gadgets, with functionality that stretches beyond simple voice-control and bring endless delight and entertainment to your customers. Bring your product to life with the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit, a collection of self-service APIs, tech documentation, and sample code that facilitate direct communication with Alexa to unlock unique interactions that are tailored to the capabilities of your product.

Benefits

Build on Your Capabilities

Create delightful accessories to Alexa using device components that are the best fit for the experience you desire, including lights, motors, buttons, color sensors, and more. No microphones, speakers, advanced processors, or audio-processing required.

Flexible Interactions with Alexa

From functional to game-like experiences, you’re in control of how and when you want your device to interact with Alexa. Support interactions with Alexa’s out-of-the-box capabilities, or create more immersive experiences by engaging your device with voice interactions built using the Alexa Skills Kit.

Lower Your Overhead

Take advantage of lower overhead enabled through local connectivity options like Bluetooth. Your device communicates directly with the Alexa cloud, eliminating the need to manage a device cloud, account linking, or enlist custom OTA solutions.

Alexa Gadgets Toolkit

To build a gadget, smart toy, or smart clock, you can use the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit, a collection of self-service APIs, tech documentation, sample code, and reference applications and projects.
Here are the experiences that you can build:

NEW! Custom Interfaces

Use Custom Interfaces to design unique, dynamic interactions between your gadget and customer through an Alexa skill.

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Defined Interfaces

Use Defined Interfaces to create a gadget that responds to existing customer interactions with Alexa, such as setting timers, receiving notifications, playing music, and more.

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Examples of What You Can Build

Learn how to use our development tools by choosing one of the examples below. Or, you can visit our resource library to see what our developer community is building.

Smart Toys

From role-play and action figures, to building and learning smart toys, you can use the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit to bring your smart toy creations to life.

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Smart Clocks

You can create your own smart clock that connects to Alexa, and responds when customers set a timer, receive a notification, and more.

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Products Built with Alexa Gadgets Toolkit
Echo Buttons
Amazon

Amazon brought back family game night with the release of Echo Buttons, physical buttons that illuminate and can be pressed to play games. Customers can choose from a catalog of 100+ compatible Alexa skills including Trivial Pursuit Tap, Battleship Tap, Connect 4 Tap, and Bandit Buttons.

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Big Mouth Billy Bass
Gemmy Industries

Big Mouth Billy Bass is back and better than ever. Everyone’s favorite talking and singing fish is now programmed to respond to customer interactions with Alexa, such as lip syncing to Alexa’s spoken responses, reacting to timers, notifications, and alarms, and dancing to tunes from Amazon Music.

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Echo Wall Clock
Amazon

Echo Wall Clock is an Echo companion to see timers and reminders at a glance, and helps you stay organized and on time at home. Set timers on your paired Echo device with your voice. Just say, “Alexa, set a 12-minute timer,” and your clock will display the time remaining, as well as a countdown for the last 60 seconds.

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Start Prototyping

Bring your concept to life with off-the-shelf components and step-by-step tutorials.

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