Baidu and Teenage Engineering’s smart speaker is a stylish Chinese Echo

The prevailing design trend with smart speakers like the Amazon Echo has been to make them look as minimalist and unassuming as possible, presumably so they can be placed anywhere around the house. The Raven H, however, looks like it spilled out of a kid’s toy closet. I love it.

It’s the result of a collaboration by Chinese internet giant Baidu and Swedish tech design house Teenage Engineering. The Raven H has a colorful stacked design that culminates in a posable, detachable, touch-sensitive top panel that displays simple status information through a cute LED array.

The speaker runs DuerOS, Baidu’s conversational AI system, and hooks into services like Baidu Music and iQiyi, a video platform that can be controlled by the Raven H on...

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via The Verge - Tech Posts ""


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