CES 2019 is just about to kick off, and as in the last few years, you can expect an outpouring of product news for hardware that supports one or more of the various voice assistants.
It's no secret thatfor smart home supremacy. As the market share leaders, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant will make up the bulk of the voice support news. We have . Here we'll run down all the new Google Assistant devices.
You'll see many of the same products on both lists, thanks to savvy third-party device makers who want to give customers choice. Keep reading to see exactly where Google stands in this war of voice assistants. We'll update this post often too as CES runs its course, so check back frequently for new developments.
New things that work with Google Assistant
Here's the current list of novel CES products that manufacturers say will support Google's AI voice interface, in alphabetical order.
C by GE smart lighting
GE's current line of smart lighting will enjoy tight integration with Google Assistant. Called C by GE, the lineup contains LED bulbs, light switches and dimmers, plus smart plugs and sensors. While you can also control the devices with Alexa, that setup requires an additional hub. Owners of Google Home devices won't need one, however. Instead they can operate GE lights directly through Assistant. Support for Apple HomeKit will arrive later this year as well.
Caseta by Lutron Fan Speed Control
Want to transform your ordinary home ceiling fans into ones with smarts? Thedoes just that. It also works with Google Assistant, Alexa and the IFTTT platform.
Currant Smart Wall Outlet
This smart electrical outlet keeps an eye on the power usage of devices you connect to it. It'll then figure out which appliances are the most inefficient. That'll help you save money and cut down on energy waste. You can control the outlet with Google Assistant, the Currant mobile app or Alexa if you choose.
First Alert Onelink Bell
First Alert is known for its smoke alarms, but the company now has a new smart doorbell. Called the Onelink Bell, this connected buzzer works with First Alert's other networked home safety gear. One example is thesmoke and carbon monoxide detector. The Onelink Bell will also support Google Assistant as well as Alexa.
Gourmia 11-in-1 Deluxe Multicooker
Appliance maker Gourmia unveiled a new, smart kitchen appliance. The $150 11-in-1 Deluxe Multicooker works with Google Assistant voice commands. It will also respond to voice instructions you give to Alexa, plus Gourmia's Mia mobile app.
Instant Pot Smart Wi-Fi
Another member of the Google Assistant family is the Instant Pot. Specifically, the Instant Pot Smart Wi-Fivoice commands. You'll be able to say things like,"Hey, Google, set the program on my cooker to rice" and the Instant Pot Smart-Wi-Fi will begin the rice function. You'll also be able to check the Instant Pot's status hands-free though Google Home devices.
KitchenAid Smart Display
KitchenAid has stepped into the smart display ring with its own gadget. The connected appliance is splash resistant to stand up to kitchen spills. It's also one of a growing number of smart displays powered by Google Assistant.
Kohler smart bathroom
Have lots of money to burn, and crave a bathroom remodel that puts Google Assistant within easy access? Consider Kohler's smart bathroom collection. The line includes an intelligent toilet, a free-standing bath, a lighted mirror and a lighted three-piece vanity. All have accent lights you can control through voice commands put to Google Assistant. There's a Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror, too, which comes in either Google Assistant or Alexa models.
Klipsch Bar 40G sound bar
Most home theater rigs don't provide much free space to add extra components. Create a little more room with the 40-inch Klipsch Bar 40G sound bar. It's designed to offer the sound of multiple speakers in one. It also boasts native support for Google Assistant. That'll help you avoid additional clutter by not having to squeeze in a smart speaker, too.
The $999 Vuzix Blade might be the first pair of Alexa-compatible smart glasses. Its creators also say they'll add compatibility with Google Assistant in the future too. The headset takes video and photos, and plays audio through integrated headphones. It can also display images, video, apps and messages, right on the lenses.
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