Alternative products to Echo Dot by Amazon

15 alternative and related products to Echo Dot by Amazon

Echo Dot by Amazon
Amazon's latest additions to the Echo family.

15 Alternatives to Echo Dot 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
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.
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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The new home entertainment system by Apple

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Nick Abouzeid
Nick Abouzeid- Partner @ Shrug Capital
I'm terribly excited for a standalone Apple speaker. As much as I love my Bose bluetooth speaker (and as much as Siri needs some serious help), being able to hear my notifications read to me from across the room will be great.
Shreya Bagaria
Shreya Bagaria
I'm excited about the HomePod. It will fit well in my Apple ecosystem. It will also bring along a better Siri, fixed a few notches, long overdue. It’s still very much an Echo or Home competitor, but Apple’s choosing to focus on music instead of the hodgepodge of features touted by Google and Amazon.
Kunal Bhatia
Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
Apple HomePod is a great example of how Apple has integrated Beats into their company, launched a new product line, and still stayed true to what they believe. Apple has been in home entertainment for a long time with iTunes, Apple TV, etc., but this hardware gets me personally excited as an audiophile! I love the software-driven approach to how they're tack… See more
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Apple had an idea for a future HomePod that would offer an emoji version of Siri and LED lights that could display a variety of useful information, starting with the weather. In a 2017 patent application that was made publicly available in late January, Apple threw a bunch of increasingly far-out ideas onto its request to the US Patent office.
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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 lamp 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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Engadget
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.
The Verge
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.
TechCrunch
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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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.
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
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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
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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.
The Verge
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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Create for web, mobile and voice instantly 😎

Peck lets you be the expert on your favorite thing. You can assemble and access important information with our simple web app in seconds — from family schedules to curated news to useful stuff that is buried in the Web. With zero coding you can now author for Web, Mobile, and Voice in an instant.

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A smaller, cuter Echo Show from Amazon

Alexa can show you more – Compact 5.5” smart display ready to help manage your day, entertain at a glance, and connect you to friends and family.

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Engadget
Amazon says that the Echo Show 5 is meant for the bedside or desk, which explains its compact form factor. I also can't help but notice its resemblance to Google's Nest Hub (formerly known as Home Hub) -- it has a similar curved and rounded aesthetic, and the black and white colors are similar too.
TechCrunch
Amazon just announced a 5.5-inch Echo Show model with a $90 price tag, and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention right out of the gate how much the thing looks like that new Google Assistant-sporting Smart Clock. These things happen, of course. Call it convergent evolution if you will - as a matter of ...
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Open source artificial intelligence

Mycroft is the world’s first open source voice assistant. It can run anywhere – on a desktop computer, inside an automobile, it even runs on a Raspberry Pi. It is open so it can be remixed, extended, improved. It can be used in anything from a science project to an enterprise software application.

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