The infopaper provides an in depth look into consumers who currently own a digital voice assistant device (such as the Amazon Echo, Google Home, Microsoft Cortana and Apple HomePod
), those who don't, and how consumers plan to implement the technology into their homes in 2018.
The new Invoke speaker more or less does the same things as the Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Apple HomePod
, with one major exception: It can make and receive calls with Microsoft's Skype.
Samsung first confirmed that it was working on its Apple HomePod
rival way back in August when it announced the Galaxy Note 8.
Product reviews (https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/apple-homepod/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-promo#homepods-flaws-but-not-dealbreakers-homepod-vs-echo-vs-google-home-max-vs-sonos-one) published by the Wirecutter , as well as Pocket-Lint, first raised the issue in their reviews of the Apple HomePod
. Wirecutter noted, "An unhappy discovery after we placed a HomePod on an oiled butcher-block countertop and later on a wooden side table was that it left a defined white ring in the surface."
The Mi AI Speaker Mini is priced at CNY 169 (Rs 1,800 approx), comes in a White colour variant and is aimed to take on other smart speakers like Google Home Mini, Amazon Echo Dot, and Apple HomePod
. The device supports voice commands and comes with a digital assistant which will allow users to control other Xiaomi products.
is priced at $349 dollars and will be available in space grey and white colour options.
The Apple HomePod
was supposed to go on sale last month at the height of the holiday season, but Apple pushed back its release date to early 2018.
The Google Home Max competes with Apple HomePod
which is expected to launch soon and will be priced at $349 (Rs 22,379 approx).
The Apple HomePod
was supposed to be released back in December, but it was delayed to 2018.
Note: The top image in this story is of the Apple HomePod
. We do not have images for the Facebook smart speaker yet.
Sources told (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-21/why-apple-s-homepod-is-three-years-behind-amazon-s-echo) Bloomberg that the development of the Apple HomePod
began in 2012.
features a barrel-like design with seven beam-forming tweeters and an additional four-inch upward facing subwoofer.