We have just attended the first CES 2017 Keynote, presented by Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia Founder, President and CEO. The Keynote was full of great news for the world of electronics, in particular for home automation.
The new Shield
Nvidia announced the launch of the new Shield. The 4K HDR TV box is the first Android TV to announce the support of Google Assistant. You will be able to control Shield with your voice to stream your favorite movies or TV shows. Moreover, you will also be able to control your lights or your thermostat as Shield will be compatible with Samsung SmartThings. The new Shield will be available soon at $199.
Mr. Huang also introduced the new Nvidia Spot. The Spots are microphones that you plug into the wall and that let you communicate with the Google Assistant, all around your home. Equipped with echo cancelation and using triangulation to locate your voice, the Spots promise to perfectly spot your commands. The devices will communicate with the Google Assistant through Wi-Fi. The Spots will be available soon at $49.99.