3 Intelligent Assistants for your home

Arathi Nair
Arathi Nair June 5, 2022
Updated 2022/06/23 at 3:16 PM
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Voice assistants might be a fantastic place to start when it comes to creating a smart home on your own. They provide an easy way for communication and interaction among everyone living under the same roof. With the addition of smart technologies, modern homes are becoming smart homes. Human existence is becoming more pleasant and comfortable as technology and household gadgets progress. You won’t have to rush around your house to operate the various smart gadgets in separate locations if you have smart devices installed. With your smartphone, you can manage all of your smart devices.

A smart home assistant is your personal virtual assistant that will take all your commands like the weather updates, play music, receive and send messages, sync your calendar and much more.

The finest house isn’t simply comfortable; it’s also functional. The greatest devices to make your home intelligent are listed below.

Amazon’s fourth-gen Echo

Amazon Alexa

Processor: Amazon’s AZ1 Neural Edge

Voice assistant: Amazon Alexa

Design: 5.2 x 5.7 inches, Top panel with volume and mic mute buttons, Light ring at the base

Audio: Dolby audio, Dual firing tweeters and a 3-inch woofer

Supports:  Zigbee hub, Bluetooth Low energy, Amazon Sidewalk

Material: Recyclable

The fourth generation Amazon Echo is a power packed sound device, which is formed like a sphere for a stylish aesthetic. With a sleek design and give excellent sound quality. A variety of voice instructions can be provided to the device, giving it smart home skills. It can be coupled with even Fire TV for tv audio, and can communicate with low-powered devices like lightbulbs and door sensors without the use of an intermediary hub, as well as set them up. It is compatible with many smart home products making it the efficient choice.


Google’s Nest Audio speaker

Google Nest

Processor: Quad Core A53 1.8 GHz

Voice assistant: built-in Chromecast Google assistant

Design: 175x 124 mm, front touch panel for volume control

Audio: 75mm mid-woofer and 19mm tweeter for sound

Supports:  Android, iOS

Material: The enclosure is made from 70% recycled plastic

A voice-activated wake command with three far-field microphones, a small size, and high-performance hardware to manage smart lights, timers, alarms, and reminders, or to ask Google anything along with google sensitivity setting to trigger the “hey google” reception. It’s ideal for music and podcasts, and it can be coupled with another google nest audio source for a more powerful sound. It’s compatible with all of the major music streaming services. Additional functions such as night mode, volume for alarms, and timers can be controlled separately from the main volume in the Nest audio settings. It can work great especially if you are using other google applications like Gmail, calendars, etc. making it an excellent pick.


Apple’s HomePod Mini


Processor: S5 chip

Voice assistant: Siri

Design: 3.3 x 3.9 inches

Audio: 360- degree sound Dolby Atmos

Supports:  iOS, U1- equipped devices

Material: 9% recycled rare earth elements, 35% or more recycled plastic in multiple components

An audio output with intercom functions for a variety of duties such as alarms, weather, calendar and daily tasks, as well as smart home accessories. Members of the house can also communicate through texts using the new intercom feature. Far-field Siri has a four-microphone setup for great voice commands. iTunes, iCloud music library, Tunein radio stations, and other audio sources are accessible. A distinctive feature is spatial awareness, which recognises spaces and distributes sound equally, reducing distortion. For all iOS users, this is the best personal assistant.

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