The home smart hub war is currently split into two camps: Google vs. Amazon. That means it’s Alexa vs. Google Assistant, Echo vs. Home. Both systems have their pros and cons, but as the tech has evolved, users have had to choose either one or the other.
Now, a third-party speaker system could give indecisive smart home owners another option: Clarity, a wireless smart hub with both Alexa and Google Assistant functionality. Its makers claim its the first standalone device in which the competing smart assistants play nice.
To sweeten the deal, it has a 7-inch touchscreen system running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, giving the hub some extra visual and textile functionality you won’t find in the Amazon Echo or Google Home—at least not yet. Read more…