New Orbi Voice smart speaker from Netgear
Smart home and network provider Netgear has revealed its new Orbi Voice smart speaker WiFi system in Australia. The system has a WiFI Mesh satellite and built-in Amazon Alexa with WiFi that covers an area of 418m2.
With the built-in Amazon voice assistant integrated into Orbi Voice Satellite, Alexa can be asked to play music from a range of music services and also set alarms, control IoT devices, check traffic, weather, sports scores and does not need a separate Amazon Echo device.
Netgear connected home products senior vice president David Henry says, “Netgear is driving the next step in innovation with a built-in Alexa assistant and WiFi mesh satellite in a single consumer solution. Orbi Voice is the result of combining the three key technologies used in the smart home environment in order to deliver both WiFi and quality sound from our audio technology partner Harman Kardon.”
Premium audio by Harman Kardon creates rich, room-filling sound. A built-in four-microphone array and far-field voice recognition enables Orbi Voice to hear you from across the room. To easily adjust the volume and equaliser controls, use the Orbi mobile app to adjust the treble and bass emanating from the 3.5” front-facing woofer and 1” tweeter.
“Products that solve multiple consumer needs are increasingly in demand, and the sound quality of Harman Kardon elevates the dynamic Orbi Voice Smart Speaker,” added Harman consumer audio business unit president David Rogers.
“We’re pleased to partner with Netgear to bring this product to consumers looking for a single device that offers audio, in addition to its voice intelligence and WiFi capabilities.”
With Orbi Voice, you will be able to enjoy music from streaming providers such as Spotify, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Deezer and others. Orbi Voice is also capable of playback of audiobooks from Audible, podcasts, radio stations, news briefs and more.
The new Orbi System offers easy network management and helps to keep the device current with automated Orbi software updates for new features and WiFi enhancements. Each Orbi Voice Satellite offers two Gigabit Ethernet ports for connecting wired devices for faster file transfers and reliable connections.