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Vobot Debuts Amazon Alexa-Enabled Clock

Owners can use voice commands to control their clocks and other smart home systems.
Posted Jan 3, 2017
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Vobot, a startup that specializes in artificial intelligence and acoustics, is introducing its latest AI smart home product, Vobot Clock that integrates with Amazon Alexa Voice Services (AVS), at CES 2017 in Las Vegas this week.

Vobot Clock is a smart alarm with many features, including voice controls, a sleep coach, pre-set wake-up and bedtime solution, proactive reminder function, customizable alarm, dot matrix display, and& internal speaker.

"Vobot means voice plus robot. Our aim is to create AI as well as voice-interactive robots for people's daily lives," said Roger, CEO of Vobot, in a statement. "Vobot Clock tries to understand users' demands through algorithm and cloud computing."

There are no buttons around the clock surface. Users can trigger functions by touch to activate voice conversation, covering (stop the alarm), or flipping (snooze) the device.

Embedding Amazon Alexa to the device allows users to access their smart home appliances, request a taxi from Uber, order pizza, find nearby restaurants, get updates on Facebook, play streaming music from iHeartRadio, or complete other tasks via voice commands.

The planned online unit price of the clock is $35. It will be available in early February.


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