iHome Announces Google Assistant Enabled Smart Speaker

Long time accessories manufacture iHome has announced a new smart speaker powered by Google Assistant at CES 2018.  The new iGV1 looks similar in design to Google Home, albeit a bit shorter, with controls on the top of the device as well as a LED clock display on the side.

The iGV1 is equipped with WiFi connectivity as well as Bluetooth.  It also has a USB-A port for charging devices.  Unfortunately very little else was released about this new Google Assistant powered smart speaker.  It is unclear when it will be available or the pricing.

This is iHome’s first foray into building a Google Assistant powered device although the company does make an Amazon Alexa enabled clock that is similar in functionality to the iGV1.  The company has been making accessories from Android and iPhones for many years now and are not shy about bringing new technology into their products to meet customer needs.  This new smart speaker joins an ever increasing lineup of Assistant powered smart speakers and other devices, giving consumers more options for devices to fit their daily needs.

iHome iGV1 Smart Speaker

iHome iGV1 Smart Speaker

Once pricing information is available, I will update this post.  If the Alexa powered unit is any indication, you can expect around a $150 price tag for the iGV1.


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