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Zac

A raccoon hologram to voice control every connected device

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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- 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.
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A hands-free speaker you control with your voice

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Rob Bye
Rob Bye- I build products and companies
This plus Phillips hue is awesome.
Arun Sathiya
Arun Sathiya- Happiness Engineer, Automattic
Echo by Amazon sounds like a neat choice at extra 80 bucks. Or, I guess, there's a flat 80 bucks discount currently that you can redeem.
Sam Cholera
Sam Cholera- Founder @ iSpy Sport Search
In UK. Was £149.99. Now £79.99 inc Del. (47%) Black & White. Finishes midnight UK
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Create fun and delightful Echo-connected accessories

The Alexa Gadgets Toolkit offers self-service APIs, including Gadget Interfaces that expose metadata of Alexa’s capabilities on compatible Echo devices. It also includes technical documentation and sample code that facilitate direct pairing and connectivity, communication, and OTA updates between your gadget and its paired Echo device.

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CNET
Amazon has already made a point of making it as easy as possible for developers to build their own Alexa devices. Now, the online megaretailer wants to do the same thing for devices that work with Alexa -- and it wants to teach those gadgets some fun new tricks aimed at taking them to the next level.
Amazon
Caroline Pan We're excited to announce the availability of the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit (Beta), allowing you to build your very own Alexa Gadgets - fun and delightful accessories that pair to compatible Echo devices via Bluetooth. Alexa Gadgets extend Alexa's capabilities to new modalities with motors, lights, sound chips, and more.
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