THE SE­CRETS TO A SUC­CESS­FUL TECH PROD­UCT

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Maxime ex­plains two important things to keep in mind when cre­at­ing a ‘con­nected’ de­vice.

THE WHOLE FAM­ILY CAN USE IT

What I look for when buy­ing a con­nected prod­uct is whether it passes the spouse-and-kids test. Will ev­ery­one in the house­hold find it easy to use? My seven-year-old and even my four-year-old know how to use Google Home. They say, ‘Hey Google, what does a dol­phin sound like?’ They get a kick out of it and will spend an hour just ask­ing other ran­dom ques­tions. It’s like an en­cy­clopae­dia that they don’t even have to know how to read to use.

IT RE­SPONDS TO A PAIN POINT

My con­nected light switches and light bulbs solve a pain point by mak­ing sure my home doesn’t look empty when I’m away on vacation. I’ve also got a very com­pli­cated set-up with my TV, cable box, Ap­ple TV, Com­cast and a 5.1 sur­round-sound sys­tem but the Log­itech re­mote con­trol al­lows my kids to press a but­ton to watch Net­flix. It solves a real prob­lem and my fam­ily knows how to use it.

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