Alternative products to Echo Dot (2nd Generation)

Echo Dot (2nd Generation)

Amazon's assistant w/ improved voice recognition and design

8 alternative and related products to Echo Dot (2nd Generation)

Google Home

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.

@marty- Director, Tens
"Hey Google, what's on my calendar? / Read me the news"
Jacob Schulman- Product Marketing @ Spotify
"Hey Google, turn all lights on"
Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
@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.
19 Alternatives to Google Home

Josh Micro

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.

NewsCenter.io
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.
Cepro
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
10 Alternatives to Josh Micro

What are the best tech gifts under $75?

Ben DebayleTech enthusiast, non-profit leader
Chromecast 2 - Google's thumb-sized media streaming device
"Agreed! Great gift that people will actually use"
Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Amazon's assistant w/ improved voice recognition and design
"Can't go wrong with an Echo Dot. Cheap. Everyone has an Amazon account. At it's most basic level it's still useful even without a speaker s… See more

What are the best smart home gadgets?

Ryan HooverFounder, Product Hunt
Google Home - Google's Alexa competitor, an in-home voice assistant
"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… See more
August Smart Lock - Control who can('t) enter from your smartphone/computer.
"Keys are sooo last century. Upgrade to a smart lock that uses your phone to get in. This also makes having visitors a lot more seamless— I … See more

What is your favorite Meditation app?

Diego JimenezPrincipal Product Designer @LonelyPlanet
Oak - Meditation and breathing exercises for geeks
"I love the simplicity, emphasis on community, and breathwork component."
Headspace 2.0 - Meditation made simple in just 10 minutes a day
"Headspace is fantastic because it ultimately helps people change misconceptions about meditation. For me (and a number of my friends) - Hea… See more
Insight Timer 1.5 - The best free meditation timer, redesigned
"I use this for a change of pace for it's cost (Free) - there's some great content, but it's much more unguided/uncurated."
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