Last night at around 11PM, laying in bed, I decided, “I should really start Christmas shopping.” I leaned over and grabbed my phone off the charger and opened my Amazon app. I have a 9-month old son, so I started with a search for “infant toys.” As I looked through different items, like teething toys meant to look like your cellphone, TV remote, and other potentially terrible gift ideas, I saw an option I hadn’t come across before. Underneath the product listing, it said “View This Item in Your Home.”
What the what!?
I clicked the button and a camera popped up. It told me, “It’s too dark. Turn on some lights.”
I groaned at the thought of getting out of bed, but needing to see what this feature was, I obliged (I just did it the easier way). I asked Alexa to, “turn on my master bedroom light”. Lights came on, and my phone told me to pick a flat surface. I did just that and a blue dot came up. I clicked on the blue dot and BAM! The infant toy was sitting on my hardwood floor! Just like that. Who knew your phone could put toys all over your floor just like your kid?