CES 2018: JBL Adds Smart Speaker With Display To Link Family

Isaac Cain
January 11, 2018

An Amazon Echo Show is $230, so the ThinQ WK9 should be in the same category.

Between BLACK FRIDAY and the end of DECEMBER 2017, 7% of Americans report acquiring at least one smart speaker - 4% report acquiring their first smart speaker device during the holidays. Dubbed simply "Lenovo Smart Display", this Google Assistant-based smart speaker offers the convenience of an either 8 or 10-inch screen to facilitate deeper, more intuitive interaction between the user (s), and Google's Assistant.

Since Alexa support is now spreading like wildfire, Google Assistant is now receiving some love too. It has "Tuned by Meridian Audio" speakers on both sides, while the front-facing camera is above it.

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Smart home device maker Insteon has partnered up with Google Assistant for a new range of voice-activated home systems, announced by the company on Monday. We will continue to roll out the Assistant to existing Android TVs such as AirTV Player, Bouygues Telecom, LG U+, TCL, Skyworth and Xiaomi.

You can pick one up when it goes on sale in the summer. So well, we can say CES 2018 exhibition was all about Google assistant powered devices.

It also adds SMS and other text message support to the TiVo, letting you set up IFTTT recipes to display incoming text messages on your TV. New survey data from The Smart Audio Report also reveals how voice-activation in the home is fueling adoption of smart technology broadly and affecting how often consumers engage with other platforms throughout the day.

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