Alternative products to Essential Home

8 alternative and related products to Essential Home

Essential Home

Home assistant you’ll be proud to display in your home

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.

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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.
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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
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Kevin Lou- Founder, Anytable 🍜
It also doesn't hurt that it looks great! The Google Home is as visible or invisible as you want it to be.
25 Alternatives to Google Home

Echo Show

Amazon Echo now has a screen

Echo Show is a new take of a smart speaker, it gives you everything that Alexa had to offer but now with a big benefit - it comes with a display! Now Alexa can show you things. You can make video calls, read, watch videos and so many more things that upgrade your quality of life!

Reviewed.com Smarthome
The Echo Show is the first of Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices to feature a screen, and to be honest, it's pretty darn cool. While the Show may be the most expensive* of the Echo lineup, ringing in at $229.99, it includes a slew of features and skills you can't get from the other Echo devices, thanks to the 7-inch touchscreen and camera.
The Telegraph
It wasn't supposed to be like this. The beauty - indeed, the whole point - of Amazon's Echo is that it doesn't have a screen. Alexa, the Echo's voice-controlled assistant, was the antidote to our screen-addled lives, allowing us to speak a command and have it done, instead of poking around in menus and apps.
The Ambient
Amazon has been gently expanding its lineup of its smart speakers and the Amazon Echo Show, with its 7-inch display, is the first Echo device to boast a screen. Because it has a display, the Amazon Echo Show can do things the other Echo devices can't.
4 Alternatives to Echo Show

Facebook Portal

Smart, hands-free calling, with Alexa built in

Connecting through Portal feels like being together in the same room, even when you’re far apart. And Portal makes it easier to connect more regularly with the most important people in your life.

Recode
Today Facebook is unveiling Portal, its version of a kitchen or living-room gadget meant to compete with Alexa devices from Amazon and related gizmos from Google. But is it really a good idea to pitch people on a Facebook-powered camera and microphone in your home? In some ways, Portal feels familiar.
Facebook Newsroom
What if you could easily connect with your closest friends and family and feel like you're in the same room - even when you're miles apart? Today, we're excited to announce Portal and Portal+, two new video communication devices for the home that dramatically change the way we keep in touch.
CNBC
Facebook is the latest tech company to enter the smart-speaker market, offering a pair of voice-controlled devices that are optimized for video calling. The Portal and Portal+ are smart speakers that feature tablet-sized screens. There are plenty of similar devices already on the market, but Facebook is betting on augmented reality and AI to make video calls… See more
The Verge
As Facebook works to contain the fallout from its biggest-ever data breach, the company is introducing a product that will bring a camera and microphone into your living room. Facebook Portal, and the larger Portal Plus, are smart displays that are laser-focused on video chatting.
Engadget
View View View View They're more than just typical smart screens. Gallery: Facebook Portal | 9 Photos Befitting their name, they're essentially windows that let you stay in touch with your friends and family as if you were in the same room, a concept Facebook calls "social presence."
7 Alternatives to Facebook Portal

Sony LF-S50G

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.

TechHive
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
Tech Advisor
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.
7 Alternatives to Sony LF-S50G
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