MULTY-TALK­ING

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An­other un­usual fea­ture of the Multy X is that, when you con­nect the Multy ‘skill’ to your Ama­zon Alexa ac­count (see www.snipca.com/ 27310), it can re­spond to sev­eral voice com­mands via an Echo or the Alexa app. If your con­nec­tion seems slow, for ex­am­ple, you could say, ‘Alexa, ask Zyxel Multy to test in­ter­net speed’. Or if vis­i­tors have just left, you might say ‘Alexa, ask Zyxel Multy to turn off guest Wi-fi’. It sounds a bit like you and the Zyxel Multy are get­ting a di­vorce and Alexa is the teenager stuck in the mid­dle, but it works. They could have made the name less of a mouth­ful – af­ter try­ing ‘Alexa, ask Zyxel Multy’ a few times in a south Lon­don ac­cent, you’re more likely to get a con­tract for a rap record than a re­sponse from your Wi-fi box. Still, we like the idea of talk­ing rather than wad­ing through set­tings, and this is a good start.

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