News: Clarity Speaker becomes First Standalone Device to Offer Access to Both Amazon and Google Voice Assistants

News: Clarity Speaker becomes First Standalone Device to Offer Access to Both Amazon and Google Voice Assistants

Clarityimage001The only Alexa-Enabled device with a built in touchscreen extends early bird pricing

New York, March 31, 2017 – The Clarity Speaker, the first standalone device to provide access to both Alexa and Google voice services, has announced the extension of its presale campaign to April 30, 2017, following an overwhelming response. Clarity, which is also the first and only Alexa-enabled product to boast a fully-featured touchscreen, has also announced that it will offer access to both Google Now and Google Assistant when it ships in June, well ahead of the rumored Amazon Echo touchscreen.

From blasting out favorite Spotify playlists to watching blockbuster movies, the android-powered touchscreen speaker offers great entertainment capabilities and acts as the hub for smart home automation while offering the power and skills of both Alexa and Google voice assistants. Clarity fuses the convenience and functionality of a conventional tablet with the dynamic possibilities of a smart voice-activated, connected speaker. During the extended presale period, Clarity can be purchased for $149 ahead of its shipping price of $199.

Awesome Audio

Clarity is a powerful, super lightweight, super portable Bluetooth and WiFi connected speaker, ideal for listening to music, podcasts or audio books. Content can be played from connected personal devices, internet radio stations or streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora.

Its two 5-watt speakers and spacious sound chambers deliver exceptional sound performance, and at just 2lbs with a six hour playback battery life, Clarity can be enjoyed anywhere.

Two Voices Are Better Than one

Clarity is the first device to allow people to use both the Amazon Alexa and Google voice assistants. A range of service and skills can be accessed through simple voice commands, such as “Alexa read the news”, “Alexa play Adele”, “Hey Google show me the route to the office” and “OK Google set my alarm for 7 a.m.” Because Clarity also has a built in touchscreen, it can display as well as play results found by these services.

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Hub of the Connected Home

With Clarity, users can control and manage every aspect of the connected home. Using voice commands to control Alexa or Google, or leveraging the 7-inch touchscreen, users can control a range of devices including Nest, TP-Link, Samsung SmartThings, Insteon, Ecobee, Wemo and Hue Personal Wireless Lighting.

There’s an App for That

Clarity’s 7-inch touchscreen and built in camera allows it act as an android powered tablet providing access to apps and services you would find on any traditional device. From watching Netflix movies to video chatting and Skyping with family and friends, users can access and enjoy any of their favorite apps from the Google Play store.

Tech Specs and Availability

Clarity will ship in June 2017, priced $199. An early bird price of $149 is available through to April 30, 2017, on Indiegogo. Its full features include:

  • Compact lightweight design – Dimensions 326 x 110 x 160mm | weight 2lbs
  • 7-inch multi-touch screen with 1280×800 resolution
  • Advanced near and far field capabilities
  • Alexa, Google Assistant and Google Now enabled
  • Powered by quad-core CPU
  • Two 5-watt speakers
  • Two megapixel camera
  • 16G internal memory with expandable storage via Micro SD cards available
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 1600 mAh Li-Poly battery providing six hours of audio and 2.5 hours of video playback
  • WiFi (2.4G and 5G Dual-Band) and Bluetooth (4.0) connectivity

 

Clarity is designed and manufactured by Pan Sea Co., Ltd., a company with a proven track record specializing in intelligent electro-acoustic products such as SoundPad. Its team has more than 20 years of experience in consumer electronics and acoustic technology and has spent three years developing Clarity.

“The response and demand for Clarity has been fantastic, beating all of our expectations,” said Dake Liu, CEO of Pan Sea Co. “We are proud to have developed an intuitive device with a number of industry firsts and are extending our presale campaign after popular demand to give even more people the chance to secure the Clarity Speaker at a discounted price.”

For further information visit www.clarityspeaker.com

 

 

Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).
News: Amazon Alexa Voice Service Goes Live on Triby – The Family Friendly Portable Speaker, Connected Message Board and Speakerphone

News: Amazon Alexa Voice Service Goes Live on Triby – The Family Friendly Portable Speaker, Connected Message Board and Speakerphone

Triby is the first non-Amazon product to be Alexa-enabled – transforming the way people connect with content and the people they love

New York, New York April 28, 2016Invoxia, a leading developer of speakers and telecoms devices, has announced the Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) is now integrated and available on Triby, its family-friendly kitchen device that combines music, messaging and communication functionality in one voice-activated product. Starting today, Triby becomes the first non-Amazon product to be Alexa-enabled.

Triby is a fun addition to any family, transforming the way they connect with the content and people they love. Triby is a digital assistant, Internet radio, connected speaker, hands-free speakerphone, and connected message board all rolled into one! And now with Alexa, customers have hands-free voice control for information from Wikipedia and the web, weather, timers and alarms, news, shopping/to-do lists, sports updates and scores, smart home features, calendar entries, IFTTT, and much more—with new skills being added every week.

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As the first non-Amazon product with a built-in Alexa experience, Triby gives families unprecedented access to new and exciting services. Simply say “Alexa, play Adele” and Triby can play Adele from Prime Music, say “Alexa, add milk to my list” and Triby will add it to your shopping list, or “Alexa, turn off the kitchen lights” and Triby becomes a way to access and control the smart home.

“As a company with a specialty in creating speakers and telecoms devices, we are excited by the world of possibilities consumer products like Triby offer families to improve their lives,” said Sébastien de la Bastie, Managing Director of Invoxia. “Our expertise in far field voice capture and connected devices helped us integrate the Alexa Voice Service quickly, and now the already multi-functional Triby becomes even more versatile and intelligent, giving people access to continually evolving cloud-based content and services.”

“As one of our first Alexa Fund companies, it’s great to see Triby offer their customers Alexa integration today,” said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Alexa. “We believe voice is the most natural way to interact with technology in your home, which is one reason we’ve made access to the Alexa Voice Service available to device makers and developers for free.”

 

The Power of Speech

Invoxia brings its expertise in building state-of-the-art business speakers and conference phones to Triby. Using four digital microphones, and noise and echo cancellation technologies, Triby creates a beam to capture voices while eliminating background noise from up to 15 feet away.

With the Alexa-enabled Triby, users can play music, hear information, get the news, order a ride from Uber, set timers and alarms, control their smart home devices, and much more with just their voice. Along with access to Alexa services, users will also be able to use voice commands to control various aspects of Triby’s multi-functionality in the future, including making calls.

Wake-word detection works even when Triby is operating on batteries, thanks to a dedicated ultra-low power chip. To respect privacy, Triby will not send any audio to the cloud until the “Alexa” wake word is detected. It then alerts the user it is listening with an audio and visual signal, and is immediately ready to carry out the user’s voice command. Customers can also choose to mute the microphone at any time by pressing and holding the push-to-talk button on the right side of the device.

 

Music Matters

Triby is an amazing family sound system, ideal for listening to music, podcasts or audio books. Its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connected speaker delivers impressive sound and lets you switch between content from personal devices, streaming services and Internet radio stations.

Triby is all about the bass and the treble, thanks to its In Vivo Acoustic® technology that delivers state-of-the-art sound processing. Two built in speakers and a passive radiator are managed by 3D algorithms that create immersive soundscapes with profound bass and clear treble. Surprisingly powerful for a device designed for the kitchen, Triby is magnetic and mighty, transforming the fridge from an icebox to a boom box. Triby is totally portable and can be enjoyed wherever family life is happening in and out of the home.

With Alexa, customers can ask to play music from Prime Music, iHeartRadio, or TuneIn simply by asking.

Through Bluetooth, any personal music device or smartphone can be paired. When connected through Wi-Fi, Triby blasts out music from online radio stations, as well as premium services such as Spotify Connect. Users can pre-set their favorite playlists and radio stations through the app, and access and manage them at the push of a button. Triby’s E-ink screen is always on and displays information about the station, playlist or track they are listening to.

 

Say goodbye to Landlines

People can say goodbye to landlines as Triby allows them to make free hands-free VoIP calls or turn their smartphone into a crystal clear speakerphone. Now people can catch up while they wash up from up to 15 feet away.

Contacts can be pre-set and managed with Triby through its dedicated iOS app, and only people within the pre-set group can call Triby, which means no unsolicited calls. Because it’s a closed family network, even the youngest of children can make safe calls to loved ones without having to have their own phone.

 

Sticky Note 2.0 

Triby transforms the fridge memo into a fun digital experience. Messages, emoji and freestyle drawn doodles can be sent to Triby via its dedicated app. Messages are displayed via Triby’s E-Ink display and its fun mailbox flag is raised to alert you that a message has been received. Child-friendly, Triby makes family communications child’s play.

Design & Availability

Playful and kid-friendly, Triby features large simple keys, a robust splash-proof and dirt-proof durable design, and strong magnetic back to attach to fridges and other magnetic objects. Multi-colored rubber protective bumpers are also available to make Triby even more kitchen friendly. Washable and interchangeable, they are sold separately.

Priced $199, Triby first became available through Amazon Launchpad, a program that makes it easy for startups to launch, market, and distribute their products to hundreds of millions of Amazon customers across the globe. Triby is available on Amazon at Triby – Alexa-Enabled Portable Speaker, Radio and Speakerphone
and at www.triby.io.  Protective bumpers are priced $19.

Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).

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