Following on the heels of Amazon’s announcement of prepackaged bundles of Echo Dot devices, Canadian company FABRIQ offers an alternative that like the Dot feeds voice commands to Alexa-compatible devices like lights, window shades, A/V equipment and more.
The FABRIQ adds a few cool new features, like the ability to link multiple FABRIQ devices together so that the same piece of music can stream throughout the house. Using the FABRIQ app, you can tap into Apple’s iTunes store and Google Play. The speaker is also battery-operated, which means it’s easy to move around the house. The rechargeable battery lasts for up to five hours. The maximum sound level is 92dBA, with a frequency range of 60Hz – 18kHz, and 5 watts of power.
“We are starting to see more and more consumers put Alexa at the center of their homes, and we’ll start to see the magic of what an Alexa-powered smart home can do,” says Jordon Sansom, director of marketing at FABRIQ. “There is no doubt the Alexa technology is powerful and will change the way we live. With the launch of FABRIQ, I’d like to think that we’re accelerating the widespread adoption of the smart home.”
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatible, and compatible with both iOS and Android devices, the baseball-size speaker comes in three unique styles of color and fabric: Jack Plaid, Earl Grey, and Splat. An LED ring around the base can display an array of colors and sync with any song you choose to play through it.
Want your music to move with you?
If you plan to distribute audio and video content throughout the house, you need to make sure you have the TVs and the technology to accommodate your system.