LG says that the SmartThinQ Hub will allow you to control and monitor washing machines, refrigerators, ovens, robotic vacuum cleaners, air conditioners, as well as sensors around the home. It’s not just its looks that recall the Echo, like Amazon’s device it can keep you up to date with your personal calendars and stream music.
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What’s particularly notable here is the LCD screen, which indicates that voice control won’t play much (if any) role here. Instead, it looks like you’ll be checking the screen and pushing buttons.
LG will be revealing more about the SmartThinQ Hub at CES next week. I wonder if any other manufacturers will be channeling Amazon’s Echo with their own devices?
➤ LG advances smart home ecosystem with SmartThinQ Hub at CES 2016 [LG Newsroom]