GET SOME CLARITY, ALEXA SMART SPEAKER
What happens when you combine a tablet, wireless speakers and Amazon's Alexa? The answer is Clarity, an Android touchscreen smart speaker that is Alexa enabled.
US based Clarity Speaker claim Clarity is the first 3-in-1 Android wireless touchscreen speaker with voice control.
Resembling PURE's Sensia which is nearly a decade old now, Clarity is far more intelligent.
It has two 5-watt speakers, is said to offer superb audio quality for Internet radio, plus Bluetooth and Wi-Fi functionality. It also works with Alexa & OK Google meaning you can control just about any smart-enabled device, including Philips Hue, ecobee, Wemo, and much more.
It's lightweight and portable and a single charge offers a reported 6 hours of music playback or 2.5 hours of video playback.
Running Android 5.1 and featuring a quad-core processor, and 16Gb internal memory, Clarity could very easily serve as the hub of your connected home entertainment, or your desktop or kitchen bench assistant.
The good? Such a clever product is only $109 USD. The bad? It's still being crowd-funded for delivery in June. At the time of wrting however Clarity has achieved 86% of the $50K target (in only a matter of days) with a month left. Needless to say, we've just put our order in.
We normally shy away from crowdfunded products, but the odd one certainly gets our attention.
To get in on the Clarity campaign, visit the Indiegogo page.
StereoNET's Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the annual International HiFi Show.
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