A few years back, artificial intelligence and voice assistants seemed to be out of reach. We have seen them in movies, and now we can actually have them in our homes. While Amazon’s Alexa is by far the most popular voice assistant and the first one to reach users’homes, it is definitely not the only one. The Echo products are indeed quite famous and recently other companies have joined the race too. The Google Home is also quite popular and other manufacturers also try to get a piece of the pie. Mycroft is one of these companies. The Mycroft Mark II is the manufacturer’s latest voice assistant and is now the object of a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.
The Mycroft Mark II is a rather small device with a modern design. Basically, it does everything the Amazon Echo or the Google Home can do. It allows users to interact with all their connected devices by using their voice. All users need to do in order to get answers to their questions, play music or complete other tasks is to ask the Mycroft Mark II to do it for them. While the device is quite similar to Amazon’s Echo and the Google Home, it is also different in some ways. First of all, it is an open source device. This means that it won’t automatically sync the user’s personal information with a bunch of other accounts. Whatever users want to keep private will be kept that way. Also, users can benefit from the work of a great number of innovators who constantly improve the technology that is behind the smart speaker.
Users can easily customize the way they interact with the Mycroft Mark II. Also, it is incredibly easy to use. Anyone in your home can interact with the smart speaker without any problems. Naturally, the speaker itself is quite powerful. It doesn’t only sound great, it also hears you very well. Users don’t need to raise their voice in order for the Mycroft Mark II to hear them. All voice command will be heard and acted upon. The Mycroft Mark II is not a simple smart speaker. it also has a display so that users can see the information rather than only hearing it. It is a complex device that can offer users everything they could normally expect from a smart speaker and a voice assistant.
The device is not the company’s first product. The Mark II, however, is definitely the manufacturer’s flagship speaker. Those who wish to be among the first people to get one can back the campaign with at least $129 and expect to receive it by the end of the year. Those who want to take on a challenge can back the project with only $99 and get the Mycroft Mark II Dev Kit and build it themselves. Those who want to have several Mark voice assistants in their homes can opt for packages that offer Mark I and Mark II devices.