Amazon's new Alexa Gadgets Toolkit lets Alexa have some toy-friendly fun

Amazon plans to release at least 8 new Alexa devices, including a microwave oven and in-car gadget

All of these products has Amazon's Alexa on some level and can act as a voice assistant.

The breadth of devices in which Alexa can be found has been expanding, be it through third-party devices such as the Sonos Beam soundbar, or Amazon's own Fire TV Cube. Other planned devices include audio components, like an amplifier and receiver.

Amazon is expected to reveal some of these devices at an event later this month, according to an internal document describing the plans.

Amazon is already grabbing a certain share of the smart speaker market with a few Echo-branded devices.

The release of the new devices also builds into Amazon's plans for making Alexa a quintessential part of a smart home setup.

Amazon has signaled that it wants Alexa to be in more places than just your bedroom or living room. The online shopping behemoth will introduce at least 8 new devices that can be controlled by voice before the end of the year.

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There's also a device to bring Alexa into your vehicle, though CNBC doesn't have much info on what that will look like.

The world could have an Alexa-enabled microwave before 2018 is finished-yes, a microwave. The more in-house products and partnerships Amazon can score for Alexa, the better.

Amazon Echo relies on Microsoft's Bing search engine and Wikipedia, while Google Home uses the company's own Google Search. But it looks like the e-commerce firm is planning to expand its hardware portfolio drastically with as many as eight devices if the latest report by CNBC holds some weight. As an example - earlier this year, it teamed up with the home builder Lennar to add Echo speakers in some new homes.

"We want customers to be able to use Alexa wherever they are", Bezos said in a statement in July.

Amazon doesn't disclose sales numbers for the Echo, but has previously said "tens of millions" of Alexa-enabled devices sold worldwide.

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