The stinger cloudx headset, developed by Stinger, has received an $5,000 request from Amazon, according to Stinger CEO Brian O’Brien.
Stinger has previously received similar requests for “hyperx” products, which were designed specifically for Amazon’s Echo Dot.
The company has been working on stinger for about a year, O’Briens told The Verge.
“We were in the middle of prototyping [the stinger],” he said.
“And we had a little bit of a delay.”
The company received an Amazon request for a new version of the stinger this week.
It has not been determined when the stinging will arrive.
“This is just another way to get Amazon to pay for our stuff,” O’Broin said.
The stinging comes as the company prepares to launch a new cloud-based streaming music service in the coming months.
Sticker will soon launch a cloud-powered streaming service for Amazon Prime subscribers, which it plans to call StingerStinger.
O’Connor said the new service will be free to Prime members and that Stinger will offer access to its streaming service as well.
Oftentimes, Stinger would partner with a music streaming service in order to secure additional content.
“When we get to the end of this journey with Amazon, we’re going to launch our new music service, Stingers Music,” O-Connor said.
Stingers service will initially offer over 30 songs, including songs from artists like Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, and Chance the Rapper.
The service will launch in the U.S. and Canada, and it will include an Alexa-enabled streaming service.
O-Broin believes that the new streaming service will offer more original music than its traditional cloud-connected streaming service, which has traditionally only provided access to digital music.
“It’s a lot more original than the standard [cloud service],” he told The Guardian.
OBS: Amazon’s New ‘HyperX’ CloudX Device Has Been Solicited for $5k article Stinger’s cloudx is a custom-made headset that is specifically designed to work with Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo Dot device.
OBrien said Stinger received the new request this week after the Echo Dot launched, but the company hasn’t heard from Amazon yet.
Stiggers new stinger will be made with the Amazon Alexa voice assistant and have a wireless charging port, O-Brien said.
Obs says the stingling headset will be available to Amazon Prime members in the near future, but O’Connors says the company is still working on pricing and availability.
The Stinger stinger has received a similar request for stinger from other streaming music services.
Amazon’s $5 million purchase of Stinger was announced last week.