Voice activation is a new method to achieve customer satisfaction through automation. Voice-activated devices use speech recognition technology to comprehend verbal commands and respond accordingly. Over the years, this technology has developed leaps and bounds to its current state. Today, voice activation can automate and ease manual tasks such as recording statements, setting reminders, or performing a simple web search.
However, the current market is filled with mediocre devices with shoddy voice recognition technology. Hence, we compiled a list of top smart devices for all your office needs.
Amazon Echo Show 8
Echo Show 8 is an upgrade to smart devices manufactured by Amazon, which specialises in video conferencing needs. Echo Show 8 comes with an impressive 8-inch screen with stereo sound along with Alexa (Amazon’s voice assistant). It helps you integrate with over 60,000-voice control compatible devices, which includes thermostats and smart lights. It even allows you to join meetings, set reminders, and make to-do lists with the help of its touchscreen and in-built camera system. It supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices.
Bose Speaker 300
Bose has been providing excellent sound quality for decades, and the 300 series is no exception. Bose Speaker 300 provides lifelike sound regardless of its compact size. The company has taken customer experience one step forward by integrating voice assistants like Alexa and Google Voice Assistant into its devices. Users can make, take, or schedule calls with this device hands-free. It can pair with your device to play or stream audio via Bluetooth, Spotify Connect, or Apple AirPlay 2. With a noise-rejecting mic system, it can actively intercept your voice from every direction.
Lenovo Smart Tab M10 Plus
Smart Tab M10 is a haven for hands-free communication enthusiasts. It comes with a 2.3 GHz octa-core processor with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. User experience is amplified by its 10.3” FHD display with dual speakers for total audio immersion. It has built-in Alexa support for voice integration and a hands-free experience. Modest tablet dimensions of 9.6 x 6.04 x 0.33 inches with a Lenovo speaker brick for higher sound quality make it a unique product in its niche. It can integrate with other voice-controlled devices such as thermostats and smart lights as well. Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth support are also available.
Sonos One (Gen 2)
Sonos is a newcomer in the voice-activated smart device landscape with a solid feature foundation. It is a smart speaker with built-in voice control. It comes with its own mobile app and can integrate with Apple AirPlay2, Google Assistant and has Amazon’s Alexa voice control. It is very voice sensitive with six internal microphones.
Bang & Olufsen Speaker
Bang & Olufsen is a world-renowned audio products manufacturer. Its latest speaker offers great performance, slim design, and intuitive side-button interface. Its massive battery can support up to 18 hours of audio playback at normal volume. It also boasts an IP67 certified rating for dust and water resistance (1 meter). Integration with Alexa makes it a top choice for a portable voice-assisted audio solution.
Yamaha YAS-209 BL
Yamaha is also an audio product manufacturer with another impressive device. YAS-209 BL comes with its wireless subwoofer, virtual surround sound system and Alexa compatibility. It is also Bluetooth and Wi-Fi compatible with smart voice control. In addition, it weighs a modest 20 pounds and is fairly compact for increased portability.
RIVA ARENA Smart Speaker
RIVA’s Smart speaker provides Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, and AirPlay connectivity. It is also easy to set up with Google Assistant integration for a hands-free experience. In addition, it offers stereophonic amplified sound from its single speaker. Trillium Audio, a RIVA patented audio technology, is included in the audio system, which up-mixes left-right stereo signals for better audio quality. It is a must-have for offices without any smart device support.
Voice-activated devices are undeniably on the rise. However, before settling on one device, look out for its compatibility with the voice assistant of your choosing. Hence, please choose a product that receives regular updates from its parent company for seamless integration with the latest technologies. Lastly, make sure that your smart device can perform the tasks that you desire.
Source – Smallbiz trends