Kif Leswing: Apple founder Steve Wozniak loves the Amazon Echo, a smart speaker that users can talk to.

In an interview with CNBC that aired Friday, he said he thought it was "the next big platform for the near future."

"It's become such a wonderful part of our life, not having to lift anything up and speak to things, and just speak to it anywhere across a room," he said. "That is such a luxury and freedom."