CARMEL, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Voice recognition and AI interfaces are shaping the consumer electronics landscape. From Bluetooth speakers to wireless headphones and other home monitoring devices, people are beginning to expect smart two-way communications.
Answering the needs of its customers, Hubble Connected has announced a new collaboration with Amazon that will integrate Alexa into its range of Lifestyle Audio products under both the Motorola and Verve licensed brands, with support for far field voice control. All will have Alexa available via the Hubble and Verve Apps. Hubble Connected will be showcasing this expansive line of Lifestyle Audio products at Motorola’s CES 2018 booth, and it will be the destination to view the latest innovations in the Alexa integrated audio category.
The development of this integration will give customers access to thousands of skills and capabilities, from playing music, to getting weather information and news reports. For example, a user listening to music over the Alexa enabled products can simply ask for a journey time home or whether rain is expected today. Alexa is available to customers in the US, UK, Germany, India, and Japan will be launched before the end of the year.
Alexa is available through the Hubble app which also gives users much greater control over their audio devices, including equalizers and volume adjustment. Thanks to the paired phone’s GPS, the Hubble app will even tell users exactly where they last used their headphones, so no more losing your earbuds at the gym.
Just by asking Alexa, customers will be able to stream Amazon Music, which will be a welcome addition to those who have active lifestyles and use Verve true wireless products, like the VerveOnes+ Music Edition. Working out, running the trails or simply just walking the dog, users can request songs, shuffle playlists and make and receive calls, all through Amazon Voice Services.
Commenting on the deal, Dino Lalvani, Chairman of Hubble Connected said: “Combining Amazon’s Alexa with our true wireless audio products is a natural progression, and this announcement puts us at the head of AI-by-voice revolution. We have consciously made the decision to implement the Alexa service across all our products, unlike some companies who have chosen to limit this service to their top-spec models in an attempt to drive sales on more expensive products. Our ethos has always been ‘innovation you can afford’ and this partnership demonstrates how hard we are working to bring the latest leading development in both hardware and software to everyone, and we are proud to present them this year at CES 2018.”
Alongside these Alexa integrated audio products, Hubble Connected will be showing an impressive line of innovative baby, home, and audio products. These include the Motorola Halo+, a new over-the-crib Wi-Fi baby monitor and sleep companion, and the Motorola Sphere+ (CES 2018 Innovation Awards Winner), a 2-in-1 Bluetooth speaker with wireless over-ear headphones.
All Motorola, Verve and Hubble Connected 2018 product offerings can be found at Tech West, Sands Expo, Level 2, Halls A-D, Family and Kids Tech, Booth #44164.
VERVE LIFE – Alexa enabled
|Verve Family||US SRP||Motorola Family||US SRP|
|VerveLoop+||$69.99||Stream (True Wireless)||$99.99|
|VerveLoop2+||$79.99||Stream Sport (True Wireless)||$119.99|
|VerveOnes Music Edition||$99.99||Sphere+||$199.99|
|VerveOnes+ Music Edition||$129.99|
About Hubble Connected:
Hubble makes it easy to stay connected with your favorite people, places and pets with live video streaming and up-to-date smart notifications wherever you are. Hubble is also the first Platform-as-a-Service for the connected home. Offering complete SDK, API integration documentation and reference design. Hubble enables leading brands and hardware manufacturers to rapidly integrate and connect new products to the cloud.
Binatone, a sister company of Hubble Connected, is a leading global manufacturer of innovative IoT, smart home and consumer electronic devices for the baby, pet, home, personal audio and lifestyle camera categories. As well as selling products under its own name, Binatone is a licensee of Motorola and AEG. Binatone products are now sold in over 50 countries. For more information, visit www.binatoneglobal.com.