Shopping for Virtual Assistant Speakers and Displays
Get help with a host of everyday tasks when you place virtual assistant speakers and displays throughout your house. Choose from models that can integrate with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri, with displays that offer additional functionality and convenience.
What's a Virtual Assistant?
Virtual assistants use speakers to listen for voice commands to help you with various tasks. While available as standalone units, you can find this technology in some smartphones. Virtual assistants can tell jokes, help you surf the web, and play music. They also connect to parts of your house, like smart thermostats, door locks, and lighting systems. You can even use your virtual assistant to connect to smart appliances, giving you complete control over almost every aspect of your home. Examples of assistants include Apple HomePod, Google Home, and Amazon Echo.
Advantages of Using a Built-In Display
Using a virtual assistant with a built-in display has many benefits. It may be faster to input commands on a touchscreen, rather than explaining your tasks verbally. And sometimes, it's more helpful when your virtual assistant displays information rather than telling it. If you're searching the web or checking road traffic, a visual representation is much more efficient. Lenovo smart displays, for example, come with full HD touchscreens and Google Assistant built in. Google Nest Hubs also feature smart displays, and have cameras for video calls.
Choosing Virtual Assistant Speakers
Speakers can help you communicate with your virtual assistant throughout your entire home. You can place wireless Bluetooth speakers throughout your home without the hassle of cords and cables. Set up Google Home mini wireless speakers in multiple rooms, and you can easily communicate with your virtual assistant from any place. These mini speakers can also function on their own without the Google Home device. Virtual assistant speakers feature far-field voice recognition, which detects your voice from considerable distances.
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