ivee Voice is a small and compact smart home device with voice commands that offers integration with many different aps and third-party services. You can stream media, control your smart home devices, set alarms and reminders, check the weather and ask ivee factual questions.
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Pro Fully open API allows for an open ecosystem
Ivee's ecosystem is fully open, so that developers can easily integrate their apps and services with ivee Voice. The fully open API provided by ivee will make sure developers can use ivee Voice to its fullest extent.
Pro Extensive support for third-party devices
The foundation of ivee's platform is open and flexible, which allows for seamless integration with third-party devices such as stereos, sound systems, the Internet of Things and smart home devices. The list of compatible devices is impressive: ivee supports WeMo, Wink, Hue, Nest, Fitbit, Connect, Lowe's Iris, Honeywell and Logitech Harmony devices, among others. You can also place multiple ivee Voice devices in your home.
Pro Offers unique emergency service
Ivee has announced a unique emergency service that will be a available in a monthly subscription. It will allow users to connect to a live emergency operator in times of need.
Pro Supports multiple voices and accents
The ivee Voice will be able to distuingish multiple voices and accents, for easier use with multiple people.
Pro Accessible hardware
The hardware needed to run ivee's virtual home assistant is more accessible than most competitors. It features a low price tag of $99, has a compact build and only weighs half a pound for added portability.
Pro Native integration with third-party apps
ivee Voice offers native integration with some of the most popular third-party apps such as Uber, Spotify and Instacart. Weather, traffic and calendar services are also available.
Con ivee hasn't received much support from third-party developers
Although ivee offers a fully open API, most third-party developers haven't integrated their apps with the voice assistant (yet). This will probably constantly improve, but for now third-party support is minimal. For example, support for major music streaming services such as Pandora and TuneIn is absent. Luckily, some major apps such as Spotify and Uber are already compatible with ivee.
Con ivee Voice hasn't been released yet
The ivee Voice hardware will be available in June, but reviewers and customers haven't gotten their hands on a Voice unit yet and there are no in-depth reviews about the hardware and ivee services for now.