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Thread: Smart Home crap, or something. (Was: Echo.)

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    Sounds about like my experience with the Moto 360

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    I like the idea... but, wanted to wait to see if they improved it. I wonder how it does in a house with 2 kids, if everyone is yelling at it to do stuff?

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    It tends to pick up one voice and stick with it, or that's been my experience so far.

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    http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/02/a...developer-kit/

    Beta devkits to go out for the Echo.
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    Yeah, pretty stoked about what might emerge from this.

    I still like the device - it gets used pretty much every day.

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    Sony has announced a miniscule competitor.

    http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/...speaker-bsp60/



    But it doesn't use Google Now, it's going through Sony's own proprietary Voice Control app (on the phone that the speaker is connected to).
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    I am initially not impressed, but I'd need to see it before making a real judgment. It appears to be battery operated?

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    Based on the size, and it's positioning as just a smart Bluetooth speaker, I think that's a safe bet.

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    I won a Jambox Mini a little while ago - if the Sony thing mimics its sound quality at a similar price, it'll be win. But if it's actually going to complete with Echo at $200 probably not so much. I'm of course concerned that being a Sony product it'll be overpriced or underdesigned. Sony really seems to have lost their way in the last decade or two. Time will tell...

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    I hope Google comes out with something like this.

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