BRAVEN Audio introduces Villa Connect speaker with Google Assistant built in

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Multiple speakers can be linked to provide whole home audio and far-field microphones will allow for voice recognition to be detected from room to room.

The CES announcements continue to pour out at a staggering pace, though for us, and undoubtedly for our readers, this is like Christmas… just a few weeks after actual Christmas. BRAVEN Audio has just announced the Villa Connect speaker, their first Wi-Fi speaker with Google Assistant built in. The speaker was officially announced as part of the CES show, and we ought to get a look at the speaker once the show opens. Based on what we’ve already seen from BRAVEN Audio, I’ll bet it sounds fantastic, and with Google Assistant functionality it will only add to the quality of the product.

BRAVEN Audio Villa Connect

Multiple speakers can be linked to provide whole home audio and far-field microphones will allow for voice recognition and commands to be detected from room to room. The Villa Connect will be available Q2 2018 with an expected MSRP of $199.99 USD.

You can read more about the Villa Connect speaker from BRAVEN Audio in the full press release below.

What do you think? Are you looking for a new Google Assistant-enabled speaker for your home? Tell us what you think about the Villa Connect in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

 

Read the full press release

BRAVEN Audio Introduces Villa Connect, Premium Home Speaker with the Google Assistant Built In

BRAVEN’s first Wi-Fi enabled and voice-activated speaker with the Google Assistant built in

Salt Lake City, UT – January 8, 2018 – In conjunction with the 2018 International Consumer Electronics Show, BRAVEN Audio, widely recognized for designing premium audio solutions that deliver superior sound in any setting, today unveiled the brand’s first Google Assistant-enabled Wi-Fi speaker, Villa Connect.

Uniting BRAVEN’s award-winning sound quality and the Google Assistant, Villa Connect offers users convenient hands-free voice control combined with an immersive listening experience throughout the home. The Villa Connect speaker’s Wi-Fi integration can link with additional speakers to enable multi-room audio within the wireless network and the built-in far-field microphones provide voice recognition technology to detect voice commands from room to room.

In addition to streaming audio from dozens of services, with the Google Assistant built in, users can ask BRAVEN’s Villa Connect virtually any question and get information. Through simply beginning each voice command with “Hey, Google” users can ask for updates on the weather, traffic, sports, finance, current events and much more.

Similarly, users can manage and simplify daily tasks and activities hands-free with the Google Assistant. In addition to streaming music and playing favorite playlists, users can set timers while cooking in the kitchen, create alarms for calendar appointments and request rides before leaving the home. Offering multiple ways to make daily tasks easier, the Google Assistant is also compatible with smart home automation solutions, such as lighting and temperature controls.

“With the ascendency of voice assistant enabled solutions in the home, evolving our premium home audio series to support the Google Assistant was at the forefront in product development plans,” says Bryce Craig, Director of Product, BRAVEN. “With the added ability to wirelessly link to our other newly announced BRAVEN Google-enabled speakers, Villa Connect provides a complete in-home premium audio solution.”

BRAVEN Villa Connect Key Features:

  • The Google Assistant built in enables hands-free voice control including smart home control with compatible smart home automation solutions
  • Supports multi-room audio via Wi-Fi
  • Simple setup with the Google Home app on iOS and Android devices and connect with Wi-Fi network
  • 2.1A Outbound Charging
  • MSRP $199.99 USD

BRAVEN’s Villa Connect speaker will be available on BRAVEN.com and in premium retailers nationwide in Q2 2018. For more information about Villa Connect and BRAVEN’s latest news visit BRAVEN News.

About BRAVEN AUDIO:

Listen Everywhere™. BRAVEN Audio is widely recognized for designing award-winning premium Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi audio solutions that deliver superior sound in any setting. Founded in 2011, BRAVEN’s dedication to craftsmanship and innovative engineering quickly transformed the brand into one of the fastest growing wireless audio brands in the industry with a diversified product line encompassing Outdoor, Active, and Premium centered audio solutions. For more information about BRAVEN Audio, please visit www.braven.com or connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/bravenproducts, Instagram @bravenproducts, and on YouTube via BRAVENproducts.

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