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Herald Sun - Switched On - - ON THE BOX - BY / JEN­NIFER DUD­LEY-NI­CHOL­SON

LENOVO SMART AS­SIS­TANT

Lenovo has bor­rowed Ama­zon’s Alexa voice ser­vices and in­stalled them in­side a Har­man Kar­don speaker. The re­sult is a dig­i­tal helper that re­sponds to your com­mands, while de­liv­er­ing high-qual­ity au­dio for pod­casts or stream­ing songs.

Due this year / lenovo.com LG HUB ROBOT

The Hub Robot con­nects to other de­vices like robot vac­uum clean­ers or in­ter­net-savvy fridges, and will fol­low voice com­mands. It uses Ama­zon’s Alexa voice-recog­ni­tion soft­ware, can record memos or play mu­sic, and is de­signed to recog­nise dif­fer­ent house­hold mem­bers.

TBA / lg.com KERAS­TASE HAIR COACH

The Keras­tase and Withings cre­ation is packed with sen­sors to as­sess the health of your hair, how well you brush it, and give you tips on how to care for it better. A mi­cro­phone is used to as­sess its level of dry­ness, frizz, and split ends.

Due in Spring / withings.com SLEEP NUM­BER 360 SMART BED

Sleep Num­ber’s lat­est bed uses a mi­cro­phone to de­tect snor­ing and gen­tly move the noisy sleeper into a better po­si­tion. It also warms the foot of the bed be­fore bed­time, tracks sleep and of­fers smart alarms.

Due this year / sleep­num­ber.com/360

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