While most tech companies send their new gadgets through the FCC under their own name with the important details embargoed, Amazon likes to make things a game.
The secretive sultan of Seattle is in the habit of using unusually named LLC front companies as a cover for its FCC and trademark filings. Amazon has been using this trick ever since the very first trademark filing for the Kindle, so while I can’t say for sure that this next gadget is their product, I can say that it fits their pattern.
The above oblong shaped device is ostensibly the work of Scituate, a faceless LLC based in a maildrop at a Regus office facility in Chandler, AZ.
Scituate has no corporate registration in Arizona (it was registered out of Delaware last year), and its sole point of contact is Raven Brady, a person without a unique online identity aside from a Google Voice number.
Brady has signed off on the paperwork for a mysterious wireless device which, based on the Wifi tests, has to do something.
But I am stumped as to what. The device (JK76PL) lacks LTE, BT, or any other wireless connectivity, so I don’t know how useful this could be. There’s also no mention of speakers, USB, or a microphone in the test paperwork.
Do you suppose this is Amazon’s next entry into home automation? It lack Bluetooth, but that’s not a killer.