Hands-free access to Alexa in a growing number of devices is making it easier for customers to manage their smart homes, from energy usage and time management to household entertainment and restocking kitchen cabinets. While many are excited about the benefits of a modern smart home, cost can be a barrier to entry.
The Eufy Genie, a new far-field Alexa-enabled smart home device from Anker, hopes to be the key for customers who want to add hands-free voice control and cloud-based intelligence to every room in their home, connecting their favorite devices and services. With access to Amazon Alexa in the Genie, customers can ask to play music, hear the news, check the weather, control smart home devices, and more. The Genie features a 2-watt speaker and enhanced whole-home audio playback, making it a multipurpose device perfect for any room in the house. Built with an audio front end solution from Conexant, and tuned to pick up the wake word “Alexa” from across the room, the Genie is an affordable far-field speaker available today starting at $34.99.
To build the Eufy Genie, Anker leveraged several development tools and resources made available by third-party technology providers for the Alexa Voice Service. The device features:
- An audio front end solution from Conexant (now part of Synaptics), based on the available hands-free Dev Kits for AVS. See available dev kits for AVS.
- The Powered by Linkplay turn-key Wi-Fi audio solution, enabling OEMs to quickly integrate hands-free Alexa voice experiences and streaming media to any connected device. Learn more.
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What Is the Alexa Voice Service?
The Alexa Voice Service enables developers to integrate Alexa directly into their products, bringing the convenience of voice control to any connected device. AVS provides developers with access to a suite of resources to quickly and easily build Alexa-enabled products, including APIs, hardware development kits, software development kits, and documentation. Through AVS, device makers can add a new intelligent interface to their products and offer customers access to a growing number of Alexa features, smart home integrations, and skills. Just ask, and Alexa will respond instantly.
Learn more about the Alexa Voice Service on our developer portal.