Voice Interactive Alarm Clock By Moshi

The Voice Interactive Alarm Clock uses "advanced speech recognition technology" to let you set the time and alarm with voice commands alone. This clever clock will respond to verbal queries like "What time is it?"

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Moshi, the manufacturer of the IVR Alarm Clock, claims that it is the first alarm clock that is voice responsive. It responds to a total of 12 voice commands.

Just start your command with "Hello Moshi."

This rather quaint alarm clock is the first step on the way to systems like the Daily Schedule in Frank Herbert's forgotten classic The Dosadi Experiment.

The Daily Schedule began playing to McKie as he emerged from the bath. The DS suited its tone to his movements and the combined analysis of his psychophysical condition.

"Good morning, ser," it fluted.

McKie, who could interpret the analysis of his mood from the DS tone, put down a flash of resentment. Of course he felt angry and concerned.

"Good morning, you dumb inanimate object," he growled... He'd been meaning to for some time to reprogram the damned thing. No matter how carefully you set them, they always got out of phase. He didn't bother to bridle his mood, merely spoke the words in full emotional spate: "Now you hear me, machine: don't you ever again choose that buddy-buddy conversational tone when I'm in this mood!"

As an aside, I really liked this one review I read of the Moshi Voice Interactive Alarm Clock, saying that "it will appeal to all people that want to interact with their alarm clock." And don't we all? I wonder how it responds to verbal abuse early in the morning...

Take a look at four different clever alarm clocks that are determined to get you up!. From Gadget Reviews.

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