Alternative products to Echo by Amazon

28 alternative and related products to Echo by Amazon

Echo by Amazon

A hands-free speaker you control with your voice

28 Alternatives to Echo by Amazon

Google's Alexa competitor, an in-home voice assistant

Google Home is your home assistant, controlled by your voice. You can ask whatever is on your mind from playing some music, or just a curious question to some hands-free shopping. It will be glad to assist you and your needs. It comes in three different sizes and four colors to match your interior and pairs with your smart home.

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Kunal Bhatia
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@brianroemmele thinks Voice First gifts will be in the top 5 Mother's Day gifts: https://twitter.com/BrianRoemmel... You can see that Target ad for some other ideas.
Jack Dweck
Jack Dweck- Product Manager at Unroll.Me
I know you already have a Google Home, but I'm adding it here for others. :) Most smart home gadgets can now be controlled by voice using an Amazon Echo or Google Home. For example, to control your Philips Hue lightbulbs, you can say "Hey Google, turn on the lights". Although the Echo has more integrations than Google Home does, I find that Google Assistan… See more
Kevin Lou
Kevin Lou- Experience @ Italic
It also doesn't hurt that it looks great! The Google Home is as visible or invisible as you want it to be.
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Apple Music is coming to Google Home, according to Google's own iOS app for managing its smart speakers. A MacRumors reader first noticed that the Google Home app now lists Apple Music as a service that can be integrated, although the ability is currently non-functional.
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3D printed housing in 24 hours

This is 650-square-foot cement house that was built by a 3D printer. In less than 24 hours. For around only $10k. And ICON, the construction tech firm behind the Vulcan 3D printer that made it happen, says even that cost will eventually come down to around $4k, with build time for complete 400- to 800-square-foot homes possible in 12 to 24 hours.

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Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute's Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. At SXSW, an Austin-based startup, ICON, will unveil its approach to combat that deficiency by using low-cost 3D printing as a potential solution.
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3D printing isn't a new concept but a nonprofit company is putting a new twist on the idea by creating affordable homes. New Story, the Silicon Valley-based company is aiming to rethink how to build housing for the world's poorest communities.
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A self-contained, Alexa-connected speaker from Sonos

The Sonos One is Sonos's newest speaker, with Alexa integration and a powerful speaker for any home.

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Sonos has a message for the Amazon Echos, Google Homes, and Apple HomePods of the world: not so fast. In an attempt to fend off the growing competition from companies trying to invade (and make smarter) its specialty of multi-room audio, today Sonos revealed an updated speaker, the Sonos One, with far-field microphones that allow it to work with digital assi… See more
TechCrunch
THe Sonos One is a new speaker designed from the ground-up for voice interaction via Alexa. The speaker is similar to the current home speakers Sonos sells but six internal microphones allow you to speak to the spaker without extra voice control hardware.
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A new speaker by Sonos and IKEA

IKEA and Sonos have created a great sounding, great looking piece of furniture that blends into the home in a new way, making it easier to furnish with sound.

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Rather than attempt to deliver a decent audio experience (and likely mess it up), it's collaborated with Sonos on both these WiFi speakers-in-disguise. The two companies say it's about a shared passion. "IKEA is always looking for ideas that improve life at home.
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Sonos and Ikea have fully unveiled the pair of speakers that the two companies have collaborated on for years. The Symfonisk table lamp ($179) and bookshelf speaker ($99) will both ship this August and be sold exclusively at Ikea's stores.
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Ikea and Sonos are partnering on a a new range of connected speakers that will be available in August 2019. The Symfonisk speakers aren't just cheap Ikea speakers with a Sonos logo. You'll be able to control the speakers from the Sonos app just like a normal Sonos product.
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Control your connected home in one view

Google Home Hub is a smart device with voice-controls for your home. View your calendar, listen to music, get cooking instructions, and much more.

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Google is releasing an updated version of its high-end Pixel phone packed with new camera tricks, a Chrome OS tablet and its first smart-screen device with Google Assistant.
Ars Technica
After launching Google Assistant Smart Display software earlier this year, Google now has first-party hardware to match: it just announced the Google Home Hub, for $149. The Home Hub is Google's answer to the Amazon Echo Show: it's basically a Google Home smart speaker with a display.
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Google has just announced the Home Hub at its fall hardware event, a new Google Assistant device that looks like it'll compete with products like Amazon's Echo Show and the newly announced Facebook Portal by adding a screen to its existing Google Home device lineup.
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Combining Sony quality with the power of Google Assistant 👏

The LF-S50G combines Sony's high quality sound—from a 360° speaker system—with help from your Google Assistant.

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Panasonic, Anker, and Mobovi aren't the only companies at IFA showing smart speakers with Google Assistant built in. Sony announced this morning that it will ship a $200 smart speaker in mid October. The Sony SF-S50G Wireless Speaker, which looks surprisingly like Apple's upcoming HomePod smart speaker, features a single full-range driver that fires up into … See more
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Sony surprised many by announcing a new smart speaker at IFA 2017. It comes powered by the Google Assistant and we've taken a look so here's our Sony LF-S50G review. Smart speakers are all the rage right now following the lead of the Amazon Echo.
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Get more control over your smart assistants

Project Alias is a teachable “parasite” that is designed to give users more control over their smart assistants, both when it comes to customisation and privacy.

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An open-source hardware project promises to keep Amazon and Google's smart assistants from listening in on your private conversations by constantly creating white noise, as first spotted by Fast Company . The gadget, called Alias, is an always-listening speaker, but it only connects to the internet during the initial setup process.
Fast Company
Fungi of the rain forest can be nasty parasites. Eager to reproduce, they'll infect a far larger, more powerful insect, taking control of its brain, and using its strength against it-animating the zombie insect to climb to the far reaches of the rain forest canopy.
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A multi-function home control interface.

Josh Micro is the latest installment from Josh.ai. This puck sized device houses the entire Josh processor, including automatic device discovery and configuration, language processing, learning, and more. We've packed the hardware with sensors to detect motion, ambient light, temperature, humidity, and touch. Learn more at Josh.ai.

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Josh.ai, a voice-activated home automation system provider, today announced the launch of its new product Josh Micro. Josh Micro is a new hardware product that runs the Josh.ai software on a far-field microphone for hands-free voice control. The product launch comes on the heels of ...
Medium
SAN DIEGO - August 31, 2017  - Josh.ai, a leader in advanced voice technology for the home, will debut Josh Micro at CEDIA 2017, a new hardware platform combining a home control processor, far-field microphone array, and revolutionary user interface - all in a package that fits in the palm of your hand.
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Josh.ai is a home-automation start-up that touts its natural-language processing (NLP) as a distinct advantage over other voice-controllable smart-home systems. At CEDIA 2017, the company will introduce a "distributed" approach to whole-house control, whereby a full-featured IoT hub, the new Josh Micro, could grace every room of the house, or just one of the… See more
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Alibaba's Echo-like smart speaker competitor

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba launched the smart speaker Tmall Genie X1 today, elbowing its way into the crowded digital voice assistant market where there're already big name incumbents like Amazon, Apple, Google, and JD (their main e-commerce competitor). Powered by a custom Smart Audio chip, the 126mm-tall virtual assistant speaker supports an 6-beam m… See more
U.S.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd launched on Wednesday a cut-price voice assistant speaker, similar to Amazon.com Inc's "Echo", its first foray into artificially intelligent home devices. The "Tmall Genie", named after the company's e-commerce platform Tmall, costs 499 yuan ($73.42), significantly less than western counterparts by Amazon… See more
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Marriott announced a joint venture with Alibaba in early August to provide new services for travelers in China.
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China's Alibaba is among the largest internet e-commerce sites in the world (right up there with Amazon). So it's not too surprising that today the company announced the Tmall Genie, an Amazon Echo-like smart speaker. Instead of Amazon's Alexa, the Tmall Genie features the AliGenie voice assistant.
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