Four of India’s brands will be announcing new products that feature Alexa built-in in the coming month. Manufacturers like iBall, Sirena Technologies, boAt, and MyBox have integrated Alexa into their products with the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) and the users in India now access Alexa – bringing the convenience of voice control to even more connected devices across a variety of form factors and price ranges.
iBall Breathe-M headphonesThis Bluetooth-enabled headphones from iBall feature Alexa built-in and make it convenient to access any information and enjoy music on-the-go, giving customers a completely hands-free experience with Alexa. These are foldable, multi-functional and highly portable headphones with light-weight ear cups and soft leatherette cushions offer flexible wearing and a comfortable fit. They are designed with LED circular ring lights on the ear cups which displays playful colors to your tunes. The headphones come with a built-in rechargeable battery and mic to control calls and playback. Users can access Alexa on these devices by downloading the VerveLife App.
Price: INR 2,225
Vood smart speaker
This Wifi and Bluetooth enabled smart speaker from Sirena Technologies comes in two colors – red and brown. Vood can last up to 6 hours of continuous audio streaming on a single charge. This speaker sophisticated design and great sound for a seamless music experience. It houses two-microphones that ensure superior voice pickup. You can play integrated Wi-Fi music services like Amazon Prime Music and Saavn, or use Bluetooth to stream from your phone or tablet. With a wood finish design, this product dimensions are 60mm in diameter, 40mm height and can fit anywhere in your house, car or even your bag.
Price: INR 2699, will be available from mid-November.
boAt Stone 700A
boAt is quite popular in India thanks to their audio products like earphones and portable speakers. The upcoming Stone 700A is a portable, waterproof, shock-proof and dust-proof speaker with a battery life of up to 8 hours. Of course, it comes with Alexa built-in capabilities. The speaker comes with dual premium drivers, compact design, 360-degree surround and a rechargeable battery along with 100 percent protection against water and dust. It comes in two colors Military Green and Rugged Black.
Price: MRP- INR 7,999, introductory price: INR 4,000
MyBox Alexa KitWith MyBox, users will have push-to-talk access to Alexa from the mic button on their TV Set-top box (STB) remote. This will allow customers to use voice as an intuitive and preferred mode of interaction with their STB to check weather, get latest news, recipes, listen to their favorite music tracks from Amazon Prime Music, Book Ola or Uber, check flight status, order food from Zomato, control smart home devices and engage more with visual display cards on TV. The users can also change channel, control volume or get EPG information using voice. MyBox is in the process of upgrading their existing middleware, over the air, in 2.5 lacs set-top-boxes with its in-house developed middleware MyConnect. This new middleware along with Alexa Kit is capable of enabling Alexa Voice services to existing homes being served by Multi System Operators E-Infrastructure & Entertainment (I) Pvt. Ltd (E-Digital), Bengaluru and Sri Sai Communication (SSC), Hyderabad. The customers of these MSO’s can get the Alexa Kit via their LCO or can buy from Amazon.in for INR 1,999.
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