Speakers from Harman, Xiaomi & Synamedia’s Services – Day 2 at CES 2019

Harman Kardon, a subsidiary of Samsung which makes audio systems has unveiled a diverse range of speakers on the name of “Citation“. This series includes:-

A floor-standing speaker called Citation Tower, a soundbar called Citation Bar and subwoofer called Citation Sub.

Speakers from Harman, Xiaomi & Synamedia’s Services – Day 2 at CES 2019

CES Expo 2019
CES Expo 2019

Another bunch includes Citation One, Citation 100/300/500 and Citation Surround as tabletop speakers.

These devices are set to mid-high segment, coming with prices tags of $199 to all the way up to $2499. They are smart and that’s the reason to set such prices.

The devices are integrated with Google’s voice assistants to control it handsfree. They can ask/stream by voice commands. And even said, there’s AirPlay 2 support coming soon.

CES isn’t just for products, but also an expo for services too.

A UK company called Synamedia has just rolled out a new service which could blow you up.

You purchase a subscription – You watch – Share the credentials to your friend – They watch – All happy! This technique may not be sustainable anymore. ‘Coz the Synamedia has some unique plans to shoot you down. Calling it as “Credentials Sharing Insight“, the service uses machine learning to track people using the same passwords. Several metrics like usage time, types of shows, a device used etc are considered to calculate a score – Infringement confirmation score.

And soon that can help the platform admin to warn/ban you.

These are from CES, and there’s a lot more. But we don’t want to leave others.

Xiaomi launched AirDots Pro and XiaoAi Speaker HD.

These AirDots got clever with touch controls for music change, voice assistant and calls. Has Type-C USB for charging and compatible with Android and iOS.

Price – ¥399.

The next one is a triangular tower which can blow sound in 360 degrees. XiaoAi Speaker HD is embedded with Xiao Ai voice assistant to control and got Bluetooth, WiFi etc.

Price – ¥599.

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