Smart Speaker

Netgear has been enjoying market success with their Orbi line of mesh Wi-Fi routers. Today, they are launching the Orbi Voice - a mesh Wi-Fi node compatible with existing Orbi kits, that also doubles up as a premium smart speaker with Alexa capabilities. The Orbi kits have been very successful in the market, and Netgear's aim is to keep adding features on top of the existing functionality to widen the target market for the product line. On one hand, we have subscription-based services like Disney Circle that allow for recurring revenue without the sale of new hardware. On the other, we have increased functionality that adds hardware features, like the integrated cable modem in the Cable Orbi launched a few months back. The Orbi Voice...

ASUS CES 2018: RT-AX88U 802.11ax Router Gets a Date, & ASUS Adds Smart Speakers

LAS VEGAS, NV — Along with their other devices being announced today, ASUS has several new products in their Connected Devices lineup, including mesh networking with smart speakers, and...

9 by Brett Howse on 1/8/2018

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