iBall, Sirena Technologies, boAt and MyBox to launch new devices with Alexa integration

iBall, Sirena Technologies, and boAt will be launching their respective audio devices with Amazon's smart assistant Alexa, while MyBox will announce its Alexa Kit for the set-top box in October.

Published Date
22 - Oct - 2018
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22 - Oct - 2018
 
iBall, Sirena Technologies, boAt and MyBox to launch new devices...

Four Indian brands, iBall, Sirena Technologies, boAt and MyBox have announced they will launch new devices next month with Alexa built-in. iBall will be announcing the Breathe-M Bluetooth over-ear headset for Rs 2,225, while Vood speakers by Sirena Technologies will be available for Rs 2,699. boAt will announce its Stone 700A speaker with Alexa integration for Rs 7,999, while the MyBox Alexa Kit for the set-top box with a voice remote will be announced for Rs 1,999. 

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Today, four Indian brands announced upcoming products that feature Alexa built-in. These hardware manufacturers, which include iBall, Sirena Technologies, boAt and MyBox, have integrated Alexa into their products with the Alexa Voice Service (AVS). Customers in India now have more choice around where they can access Alexa - bringing the convenience of voice control to even more connected devices across a variety of form factors and price ranges.

All four devices will be available beginning next month and will enable customers to ask questions, play music, control smart home devices, and more – hands-free.

The four upcoming Alexa built-in devices include:

  • Breathe-M from iBall, a wireless Bluetooth over-ear headset with built-in Mic, for ₹2,225
  • Vood by Sirena Technologies, one of the world’s smallest portable smart speakers for ₹2,699
  • boAt Stone 700A shock proof, water proof, smart speaker for ₹7,999
  • MyBox Alexa Kit for the set-top box (STB), paired with a voice remote, for ₹1,999

Other, Alexa built-in devices, launched in October, include:

  • Decibel from iBall, a wireless Bluetooth over-ear headset with built-in Mic, for ₹1,799
  • Pulse 3 and Plus 3 Max headphones from Motorola for ₹1,599 and ₹2,599 respectively
  • Bose Home Speaker 500, Bose Soundbar 500, and Soundbar 700 for ₹39,000, ₹59,000 and ₹79,000 respectively

To view a list of existing devices that have Alexa built in, visit here.

Breathe-M headphones from iBall – Voice control your music experience even on-the-go

Breathe-M Bluetooth-enabled headphones from iBall feature Alexa built-in and make it convenient to access any information and enjoy music on-the-go, giving customers a completely hands-free experience with Alexa. These foldable, multi-functional and highly portable headphones with light-weight ear cups and soft leatherette cushions offer flexible wearing and a comfortable fit. They are engineered with LED circular ring lights on the ear cups - which displays playful colors to your tunes. The headphones come with a built-in rechargeable battery and mic to control calls and playback. Customers can access Alexa on these devices by downloading the VerveLife App from the App Store or the Google Play Store. The headphones are priced at ₹2,225. iBall Breathe-M comes in the dimensions 18 (H) x 16 (W) x 4.5 (D) cm in Black colour.

Vood smart speaker– Alexa inside one of the world’s smallest portable smart speaker

This Wifi 11ac and Bluetooth-enabled smart speaker from Sirena Technologies is made of wood and comes in two colors – red and brown. Vood is a portable digital assistant speaker with 5-6 hours of continuous audio streaming capability and 2 days of battery life. This speaker has a combination of sophisticated design and exceptional sound for a seamless music experience. A fully fine-tuned, two-microphone array in the speaker ensures superior voice pickup. You can play integrated Wi-Fi music services like Amazon Prime Music and Saavn, or use Bluetooth to stream from your phone or tablet. With a wood finish design, this product dimensions are 60mm diameter, 40mm height and can fit anywhere in your house, car or even your bag. Priced at ₹2699, Vood will be available from mid-November.

boAt Stone 700A Shock proof, water proof, portable, smart speaker

The boAt Stone 700A is a highly portable, waterproof, shock-proof and dust-proof speaker with a battery life of eight hours that allows music lovers to enjoy music anytime, anywhere! The Idiot proof rugged speaker becomes smart with Alexa built-in capabilities. The speaker comes with dual premium drivers, compact design, 360-degree surround and a rechargeable battery. With 100 per cent protection against water and dust, it lets you enjoy music around the pool or in the bath tub without having to worry about the acoustic experience. It’s a perfect companion for outdoor parties, showers, pool sides, group camping and other outdoor activities. It comes in two colors ‘Military Green’ and ‘Rugged Black’ and priced at MRP of ₹7,999 but will be launching at an introductory price of ₹4,000 on Amazon.in.

MyBox Alexa Kit - Pump up your TV Entertainment with Alexa

Now customers will have push-to-talk access to Alexa from the mic button on their TV Set top box (STB) remote. This will allow customers to use voice as an intuitive and preferred mode of interaction with their STB to check weather, get latest news, recipes, listen to their favorite music tracks from Amazon Prime Music, Book Ola or Uber, check flight status, order food from Zomato, control smart home devices and engage more with visual display cards on TV. The users can also change channel, control volume or get EPG information using voice. MyBox is in the process of upgrading their existing middleware, over the air, in 2.5 lacs set-top-boxes with its inhouse developed middleware MyConnect. This new middleware along with Alexa Kit is capable of enabling Alexa Voice services to existing homes being served by Multi System Operators E-Infrastructure & Entertainment (I) Pvt. Ltd (E-Digital), Bengaluru and Sri Sai Communication (SSC), Hyderabad. To make enable Alexa on your TV, just plug in MyBox Alexa Kit to your existing MyBox set-top-box. The customers of these MSO’s can get the Alexa Kit via their LCO or can buy from Amazon.in for ₹1,999.