Voice featured in CES 2016 gadget roundup
One of Sengled's newest product concepts, Voice, was recently featured in a CES 2016 gadget roundup by TechCrunch.
Here's what TechCrunch had to say about Voice:
"It’s 9 p.m. and you’ve finally gotten the kids in bed, leaving just enough time to prepare for tomorrow. You head into your home office and flick on the light, which also happens to be a Bluetooth speaker. The bulb reads out your schedule for the next day, and you realize you’re supposed to take a snack to your daughter’s class party."
"Sengled broke new ground in the smart light bulb industry by combining a bulb and Bluetooth wireless speaker in the new Sengled Voice. It detects fire alarms and babies’ cries and allows you to browse the Internet and check your calendar without needing your phone.
The Sengled Voice functions as a voice-controlled personal assistant, and it takes up far less space than personal home hubs like the Amazon Echo. The MiPow Playbulb is another excellent product, but Sengled pushes the envelope more than most companies. The Voice is the only smart bulb that can act as an assistant, and the company also makes bulbs that work as wireless repeaters.
Whether the Sengled Voice takes off remains to be seen. Mass adoption will depend on the quality of the voice recognition software and whether the price point is accessible. Sengled has the potential to add upgrades to future Voice incarnations, such as a camera that turns the bulb into a baby monitor, which would give it more appeal. But as home automation accelerates, so will these types of devices.
In the same way that smartphones made independent GPS systems redundant, the Sengled Voice and other smart bulbs will eliminate the need for standalone speakers and other devices, potentially redefining the home experience."