The Ivee Sleek wants to be friends with all sorts of home automation devices. Connect it with your Nest thermostat and you can control your home environment by asking for a particular temperature or simply requesting that it be warmer or cooler.
This is a peek at the lovely innards of the Ivee Sleek. The Ivee team had to throw together a system from the guts of a prototype to demonstrate it in the Wi-Fi-unfriendly environs of the CES 2013 show floor in Las Vegas.
Though the Ivee Sleek works over Wi-Fi, the Ivee team had to build a system on the fly to work over Ethernet at CES. External speakers and a microphone made for a successful demonstration. The actual product is much tidier.
The Ivee Sleek is due out this summer for $199. This picture shows the Sleek screen in listening mode during a demonstration at CES. The ideal distance to speak to Sleek is from about 5 feet away, though it may be able to hear commands from as far away as 15 feet.