Four Indian manufacturers including iBall, Sirena Technologies, boAt and MyBox announced plans to launch new products such as portable headsets, smart speakers and set-top boxes with support for Amazon’s Alexa AI assistant.
These products implement Alexa Voice Service (AVS) that allows developers to integrate Alexa directly into their products, bringing the convenience of voice control to any connected device.
All four devices will go on sale starting November. Users will be able to ask questions, play music, control smart home devices and more, according to information by Alexa Voice Service.
“Breathe-M” from iBall is a wireless Bluetooth over-ear headset with built-in Mic for just Rs 2,225 while “Vood” by Sirena Technologies is touted as one of the world’s smallest portable smart speakers for Rs 2,699.
“boAt Stone 700A” is a shock and waterproof smart speaker for Rs 7,999 and “MyBox” Alexa Kit for the set-top box (STB), paired with a voice remote, costs just Rs 1,999.
Earlier Alexa built-in devices that were launched in India were Pulse 3 and Plus 3 Max headphones from Motorola for Rs 1,599 and Rs 2,599, respectively and Bose Home Speaker 500, Bose Soundbar 500, and Soundbar 700 for Rs 39,000, Rs 59,000 and Rs 79,000, respectively.
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Amazon last month launched a new line-up of Echo devices and an Echo companion device in India. At Rs 4,499, Echo Dot comes with a new speaker for crisper sound and an updated fabric design. Echo Plus with a built-in Zigbee hub, an upgraded speaker and a new design will cost Rs 14,999.
With Echo Sub, you can add rich bass to music playback on Echo devices for Rs 12,999. Echo Dot and Echo Plus will start shipping this month while Echo Sub will be available later this year.
With inputs from IANS