the Alexa and Google Home became the first popularizers of the so-called ” domestic assistants “that respond to the human voice and respond to questions, or certain commands. Boombotix Hurricane made its debut this week and is a wireless music speakers with integrated voice assistant Hound. Last recognizes human speech through SoundHound Houndify technology and can answer questions about the weather, flight status, the score of sporting events, various news and etc. But the main advantage of a novelty – the opportunity to include the user’s favorite music, even if it is not expressed the wish that particular song
Smart Speaker Hurricane understands not only specific, but also contextual questions. For example, the owner may ask what the weather in a particular city, and then find out how much it costs to stay at the hostel without specifying the city. Assistant will connect these two issues and issue price of an overnight stay in the place, which is interested in the user at the beginning of the conversation. As helpers, Hound activated a special phrase “OK Hound”. By the way, the device can operate not only on the network adapter, but also by the batteries. In the latter case, the claimed battery life is 4 hours by volume of 80%.
However, Hurricane primarily positioned as a music device, and particularly because the developers have focused on working with musical compositions. In terms of the hardware platform is installed the following components: two full-size driver and 4-inch subwoofer 10 watts, four microphones, activity LED-indicator, wireless modules Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The column can be connected to your home network, and you can synchronize with your smartphone. SoundHound is connected to your favorite music service owner and includes music: a particular track or suitable formulations, such as “quiet music” or “music for the workout”
Boombotix Hurricane is already available for pre-order through the platform a Kickstarter priced at $ 199 and will be distributed to customers in the second half of December.