There’s only one thing better than enjoying excellent WiFi coverage all over your home or office: having your connected devices respond to voice commands!
And that’s exactly what the new ASUS Lyra Voice makes possible. It’s a Bluetooth speaker/WiFi router combo with Amazon’s Alexa AI embedded in it; you can speak to it to get smart answers, you can tell it to play your favourite tunes, or even ask it to search the internet for you, and it’ll do all that and more.
For the price, you get three high-quality devices in a single product: a WiFi router, a bluetooth speaker, and Alexa. It’s a really easy and affordable way to consolidate your home’s devices and de-clutter your living space, as well as make an interactive speaker the centrepiece of your home entertainment setup.
Lyra Voice enhances your MESH
But that’s not all: not only does Lyra Voice work as a standalone AC-class WiFi router solution for your home, it also works as an additional node in an AiMESH network or standard WiFi repeater, further extending your network’s coverage.
AiMESH is ASUS’ proprietary mesh network technology that uses multiple WiFi routers to ensure strong WiFi signal all over your home or office, effectively eliminating annoying “dead spots” in your wireless coverage.
The jewel in Lyra Voice’s crown, though, is in its ability to also control smart connected devices. If you have anything that Alexa can interface with connected to your network, you can activate it with your voice: smart lights, smart-home temperature control systems, alarms, and more will respond to you through Lyra Voice.
ASUS has made setting everything up easy, too, requiring only a handy smartphone app and a few taps to get things configured the way you like them.
Want to see it in action? Here’s the official video:
So not only is the Lyra Voice a brilliant networking solution on its own, it complements an existing MESH network with extra coverage, it plays music from connected devices, and it gives you access to Amazon’s excellent Alexa AI, all for one price.
In closing, here are some fun things to ask Alexa:
- Alexa, what are the three laws of robotics?
- Alexa, what is the meaning of life?
- Alexa, what’s the mass of the sun… in grams?
- Alexa, can you tell me a ‘yo momma’ joke
Lastly, for a good giggle, ask Alexa if she knows Siri or Cortana.
ASUS Lyra Voice will be available in the near future from Tarsus Distribution. To pre-order one or to find out more information, contact the front desk on 011 531 1000, or give your account manager a call.