So the common theme of CES 2018 was most certainly Google Assistant powered devices. While Google dominated the show, Alexa still managed to show its face. The KitSound Voice One was one Alexa enabled speaker being demoed at the show. KitSound is taking a different approach with its design than other Alexa devices. Many of these speakers tend to look the same but the Voice One has some actual good looks to it. We had a chance to check it out but can’t speak to its sound as the venue was just too loud to gauge that.
“The brief for the Voice One was simple: a smart speaker that looks and sounds great in a package that won’t break the bank. I think we’ve nailed it. We’ve had a lot of fun on this project, and working with Amazon has been amazing, the product and marketing support from their team has been incredible and we’re looking forward to working with them again in the future!” – KitSound’s Chief Product Designer, Jordan.
“We’re excited to work with KitSound and bring Alexa to another great smart speaker,” said Jon Kirk, Director, Alexa Voice Services. “The Voice One combines KitSound’s audio quality with Alexa features customers love—you can play music, get the news and weather, control your smart home, or order a takeaway in the same way as with Amazon Echo. Just ask, and Alexa will take care of it for you.”
The Voice One does pretty much everything other Alexa enabled speakers do and has a pretty affordable price tag of $149USD. The speaker features dual-opposing drivers which are supposed to produce a 360° listening experience. You’ll be able to order one via Amazon starting January 25th.