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Ubi bets big on the voice-activated smart home (pictures)

Startup Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation wants to weave voice control into your smart home, starting with SmartThings and Belkin WeMo.

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Ubi is a voice-activated product that costs $299 (directly converted, roughly £190 in the UK and AU$350 in Australia).

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It's designed to help you navigate your day-to-day.

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Use Ubi to answer questions about the weather, play music or automate select third-party devices.

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Specifically, Ubi can work with Belkin WeMo products, SmartThings, Ecobee, Nest and more.

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It connects to your local Wi-Fi network.

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It also has a series of built-in sensors.

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Use the Ubi Web portal or UbiCC Android app to access the functionality remotely.

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You can use it to view existing rules or create new ones and to check in on the status of your Ubi and other connected devices.

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Simply say, "Okay, Ubi" to unlock its voice control feature.

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The LED strip will turn blue to indicate that it heard the trigger phrase.

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Then it will turn green to let you know that it's ready to listen to your questions or commands.

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