The wireless speaker department is filled with speakers of types, and prizes. Speakers have stepped up to be more portable, and now “smart”. The Clarity Speaker wants to bring functionality to your home by offering access to both Amazon Echo and Google Home assistants.
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The voice assistant is becoming one of the fave accessories for the home. Many have gotten a smart speaker with an assistant; whether it’s the Google Home or an Amazon Echo. I don’t feel so strange talking to the assistant at home as there is no one around and I can have it play cringe-worthy boy-band music or have it tell me the news when the apartment is too quiet. I also wish I didn’t have to choose between the two assistants. You can get your personal information and search for everything else when needed easily with both assistants.
The Clarity Speaker, which has surpassed it’s IndieGogo goals plans to give you access to both assistants along with an android powered touch screen (with a 1200 x 800 screen resolution). It has a 2 megapixel camera also. Read the press release below for more details but so far it sounds promising. On paper, it sounds like the best thing to have on your bedside table. It connects via Bluetooth and Wifi. It comes with 16GB storage (expandable storage slot available).
Pricing and Availability
If you pre-order the Clarity Speaker on their IndieGogo page you can get it for $149 (until April 30th). After the launch date it will go up to $199. It will begin shipping in June 2017.
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Clarity Speaker – Specs and Features (Click Below to Read)
Clarity Speaker - Specs and Features
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.
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.
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