Amazon Alexa is a very handy voice-controlled assistant to have around. However, adding an Amazon Echo Dot in to your kitchen or office can be tricky due to the cables. Also, even the tiny Dot needs space to sit.
Thankfully, the i-box Ellipsis plugs directly into a mains power socket, immediately freeing up surfaces. Furthermore, it stays well away from worktop grime, as well as eschewing unsightly wiring.
The Ellipsis delivers an uplift in audio performance whilst being compact enough as not to intrude on its electrical neighbour. Armed with a powerful amplifier, the Ellipsis also cleverly uses the surface of the wall it’s plugged into. This helps further amplify the audio, boost bass and spread the sounds. The result is a smart speaker easily capable of sonically punching above its diminutive weight.
Voice control is a key feature in today’s tech and Alexa-enabled devices are being released almost every day. With Alexa, you can ask to play music, hear the news, check weather, control smart home devices, and more. Alexa lives in the cloud, so it’s always getting smarter, adding new capabilities that are automatically delivered to the device.
The i-box Ellipsis provides the ideal, and affordable, black spot solution. Simply plug Ellipsis into a power outlet located in the out-of-reach area – say, a corridor, hallway, or landing – and you can ensure that Alexa will now hear your every command, including those given as you move through the house.
Because I’m appy
Naturally, this new smart speaker comes complete with a dedicated app. Compatible with Android and iOS, the app helps with the initial set-up (an Amazon user account is required).
Additionally, the app also controls of one of the world’s dinkiest ever multi-room speaker systems. You can connect up to eight Ellipsis speakers in one network, giving you music all around the home with minimal impact on floor-space and interior design.
The i-box model also works with the streaming services that smart speaker users are familiar with, including: Amazon Music, Pandora (Date TBC), Spotify, Tunein, iHeart Radio and locally stored music.
Price and availability
The i-box Ellipsis goes on-sale at the end of August. Priced at £59.99, the smart speaker will be available to buy direct from Amazon and iboxstyle.com.