Would you buy one?
A Chinese firm, Beijing Linglong has unveiled the countries first ever voice-activated smart home speaker, much like Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home.
The DingDong, uses voice interaction to get tasks done such as playing music and switching on home appliances.
The device can understand two languages, Mandarin and Cantonese. It can also decipher some basic English.
A study by Juniper Research found that the Chinese smart home market could be worth a huge $22.8bn (£18.3bn) by 2018.
The DingDong is being sold for 698 yuan ($100, £81).
Like both the Echo and Home the device can also control light switches, thermostats and home appliances.
Makers of the DingDong have also been promoting its educational side, the device is programmed with simple English lessons.
Outside of China the name of the device has attracted some attention.
The person that named this product is in an office laugh hysterically right now… #linglongdingdonghttps://t.co/02Q4po8VGK
— Zachary Barker (@ZacBarker) November 22, 2016
It may sound like an extremely late April Fool’s joke, but LingLong has released the DingDong… https://t.co/PsDbfDqF55
— LAPITH (@bhumharit) November 24, 2016
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