Samsung isn’t the one one betting big on the connected home future that’s brewing. LG’s were given a few issues within the works themselves, with the corporate revealing their latest SmartThinq hub.
This cylindrical contraption looks a lot like an Amazon Echo, despite the fact that it does have one thing distinctive going for itself: an LCD show. The show is used to turn details about your smart home equipment, or most likely will ship up calendar appointments and e-mail notifications.
The built-in speaker is extensively utilized as a verbal exchange software for the ones occasions while taking a look on the show isn’t all that handy. It even performs tunes for you in case you don’t have already got a higher home audio setup.
The very best factor concerning the hub is that LG isn’t protecting it unique to their very own smart home merchandise. The corporate helps any software that’s made atop the AllJoyn Alliance’s smart home framework. Members of that alliance come with Sony, Sharp, Haier, Panasonic and HTC.
[by means of LG]