Preview: The Clarity Smart Speaker with Voice-Enabling by Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
Back in January, I had the pleasure of attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. Every year manufacturers introduce what they believe are their latest and greatest gadgets. One couldn’t help but notice the volume of voice-assisted devices. I heard a statistic that between the CES2016 and CES2017, the number of voice-assisted devices grew from the low double-digits to over 600. That’s some serious growth. The one piece of electronics I didn’t see was that which offered both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Now it’s the end of March and such a product is almost upon us. Introducing the Clarity smart speaker, a portable touchscreen smart speaker with the voice-enabling services of Amazon and Google.
Introducing Clarity: Design and Features
Available in early summer, the Clarity smart speaker hits the retail marketplace. But what exactly is Clarity?
Per the Indiegogo campaign: “Clarity is a three-in-one wireless speaker and touchscreen Android system with voice control. It has two 5-watt speakers, superb audio quality, and Internet radio, and is the first smart speaker of its kind. It’s powered by Android with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi functionality, so Clarity can connect with any of your devices! Now you can stream Pandora, Spotify, Soundcloud and other apps or watch videos easily and portably. Get personalized answers from Alexa or OK Google to do everything from catching up on the latest news to controlling Smart home products.”
Come late June, we’ll all get to see this Android controlled smart speaker with a 7″ touchscreen which can access Alexa, Google Now, and Google Assistant. I for one am looking forward to seeing such a product.
Clarity can stream your favorite music from Pandora, Spotify, Soundcloud, and others. It will also act as a smart home hub controlling devices from the following brands:
• hue personal wireless lighting
• Samsung SmartThings
• 16G internal memory with expandable storage via µSD cards
• 7-inch multi-touch screen with 1280 x 800 resolution
• Two megapixel camera
• Two 5-watt speakers
• Advanced near and far field capabilities
• Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Google Now enabled
• Light weight of 2 lbs
• Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/OTA updates
• WiFi (2.4G and 5G Dual-Band) and Bluetooth (4.0) connectivity
• 1600 mAh Li-Poly battery providing six hours of audio and 2.5 hours of video playback
• I/O Ports: µSD, Aux Port, Mini USB, DC Port
• Power DC 12V – 1.5A adapter
• Contents: Speaker, user manual, charging cable
As you can see and hear, the Clarity smart speaker has much to offer. At $199.95, this touchscreen smart speaker is well-priced in what will become a competitive marketplace. If you act within the month of April, you can have your very own Clarity for 25% less.
Have you heard about the Clarity smart speaker with Amazon Alexa and Google voice assistants? Let us know in the comment section below or via social media. We’re eager to hear what you think. Clarity comes with a one-year warranty.
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Don’t hesitate to head over to the Clarity’s home page to see their latest announcements, and please check out our previous speaker product reviews.
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