What is Day 1 Editons
If you are a fan of Xiaomi and curious gadgets, surely you already know Youpin. The Chinese manufacturer’s croudfunding platform is that place through which they manage to finance numerous products that otherwise would never see the light of day. A kind of Kickstarter, but with the support of the company. Well, that’s pretty much what Amazon will do too.
Build It a Day 1 Editions It is a new platform or program that is focused on the manufacture of new products by Amazon. But yes, for it to happen the first thing they will have to have is the support of the user community. Only then will they come true, if there is no interest they will pass to others.
Logically, Amazon will have part of the weight in the prior decision about which products will be published for users to vote / pre-reserve, because they will then have to make the investment for their manufacture and it will not be profitable if they only wait to sell a few initial units. But knowing the interests of a part of the users will always be a good indicator to be more on the safe side.
The first three Amazon Build It products
In the past Amazon has already launched some products through this program, an example is the Echo Frames. Now we know about Build It the first three devices and they are quite striking despite being nothing new.
The first of the products or concepts to materialize could be a smart sticker printer. The second will be a precision scale designed to weigh food and take greater control of the amounts you consume of each type of food (as long as you can weigh it on it, because it is reduced in size). And finally a clock with a very retro style, like those old cuckoo clocks that many will only have seen in movies or cartoon series.
All these products will also share a feature that could be key and give them much more value as technological proposals: they will have support for Alexa. So the idea is that this platform or program will not only serve so that striking gadget proposals of all kinds see the light, but also so that the Alexa ecosystem continues to grow and everything is much more integrated with the company’s own services. In the end they will really rule the world.
Regarding prices, one of the advantages that Build It will have is that the users who support them will benefit from a discount. Thus, these three products will cost respectively $ 89.99, $ 34.99 and $ 79.99. Y You have until March 19, 2021 to place your pre-order with its pertinent discount.
Amazon wants to be like Xiaomi
We are not going to say categorically that Amazon is copying Xiaomi with Youpin and its extensive product catalog, but it is the idea that comes to mind after learning about the new program. And watch out, it’s not bad at all, on the contrary.
According to the company they have many more planned products that will see the light of day progressively, so that users will have the possibility to give them feedback and they will know exactly what to focus on.
The interesting thing about it is that you do not assume the risk that other platforms such as Kickstarter pose, because if the interest does not reach the minimum the product will not be manufactured and you will not be charged anything. An important difference that gives peace of mind to the user who is interested in any of the proposals.