This week we have seen a bunch of new products unveiling at the CES 2019 show, Google Assitant and Amazon Alexa both had given tough time to each other as Google wants Assistant to be installed on a billion devices soon, and Amazon recently announced that more than 100 million devices with Alexa have been sold out. Here are some most interesting Alexa-enabled products spotted at CES:
TV and Soundbars
LG futuristic rollable TV is coming to the markets that come with the support of refined base station and a 100-watt Dolby Atmos speaker. Alexa support system for voice controls is also being added along with Airplay 2 that means you can give commands to Alexa and play music on the Atmos speaker system even when the TV is rolled up.
Another TV ad Dolby Atmos combo was announced by Panasonic, this GZ2000 4K OLED TV consists of Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and HLG Photo. Built-in Dolby Atmos speakers give a premium touch, and the audio output was tuned by Technics, a division of Panasonic. There is support both for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Headphones and Speakers
Jabra’s new over-ear Elite 85h headphones come with Alexa support, it will cost around $299 and allows you to collect your preferred voice assistant. The headphone range goes from cheap wired earbuds version at $39.95 to wireless higher-end on-ear headphones that cost $199.95. All these non-earbud models will both have Google Assistant and Alexa integration.
Locks, Home Security, and Smart Displays
At CES 2019 show many home gadgets and security system Alexa enabled were revealed. First is the Lockley’s Secure Pro which offers five ways to unlock it, including a fingerprint scanner, a keypad to generates numbers in random order, and yep, voice assistant command. Another company named Ring which is owned by Amazon introduced new security products, Door View Cam which replaces your peephole, smart lighting, smoke detectors, and more. The door camera supports Alexa, so you can get alerts when it senses motion and asks your assistant to show your front door.
Talking about the Smart displays, Lenovo produced a combo product named Smart Tabs. It is a pair of a 10-inch tablet with built-in Alexa when it plugged into the charging station or smart speaker combo it ultimately goes into Amazon’s Show Mode. The smart tabs M10 come in two options which are 2GB of RAM with 16GB of storage, or 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage starts at $199.99 whereas the P10 can have up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and costs $299.99.
Now coming to Assistant devices, here are some top picks of the Google Assistant which were announced at the CES 2019 show:
Traditional Smart speakers
Sonos made the big announcement related to Smart speakers, which has finally decided to show off Google Assistant support on its speakers. The integration of the speakers is still in beta and they are currently beta testing it now. Although, there is no word when will these Google Assistant speakers release.
The House of Marley Get Together Mini is another traditional Google Assistant battery-powered Smart speaker. In the construction of the Smart speaker, the company uses all kind higher-percentage of materials of bamboo, aluminum, and fabric made of hemp, cotton, and recycled plastics.
Lenovo Smart clock is a more compact smart display specially designed for bedrooms, it has a 4-inch screen perfect for setting alarms, getting information about calendar events, or showing simple information about your commute. Another company KitchenAid introduced a Smart display for your kitchen with a water resistance rating to protect from Food spillage.
GE has produced a 27-inch touchscreen which will installed above your stove, it is an Andriod device which can be used to watch recipes as well as Netflix shows and its price starts at $1,199.
Voice Assistants for Car
JBL Link Drive and Anker Roav Bolt will bring Voice Assistant to your cars, it can be charged up by plugging it in a Cigarette lighter. It can connect to your car stereo by using either Bluetooth or a traditional 3.5mm jack. The Roav Bolt cost around $50 when it launches next month whereas JBL’s Link Drive is a bit more expensive at $60 and it will release this spring.