If you’re one of those technology geeks who can’t survive without their gadgets and always looking to Bluetooth speaker for the kitchen that can respond to voice commands, then this Invoxia Triby is just for you. A Bluetooth speaker designed for use specially in the kitchen. It can play Internet radio stations without a connected device, you can write notes on its E Ink screen, and use it to make VoIP calls to family members. The two Phone buttons can be assigned to individual members of your group through app, and the two additional buttons under the Phone and Radio buttons can be assigned to additional users, or even used to scroll through the list of users in your group. Voice quality on these calls is surprisingly good, and you can call from the Triby even when you’re not on the same Wi-Fi network.
It can respond to voice commands like Amazon Echo devices by just using Amazon’s Alexa voice service. It’s the first non-Amazon device that has this capability, previously only available on the Amazon Echo£44.99 at Amazon and other Amazon products like the Echo Dot, the TapC$279.99 at Amazon, and the Fire TV.
The Triby has two custom-made 35mm transducers that sit on either side of a 63x52mm passive radiator that used for bass amplification. There’s a four-microphone array and a Bluetooth radio onboard too, allowing the Triby to respond to voice commands and perform as a VoIP speakerphone. Invoxia says that the Triby’s mics eliminate the background noise, enabling it to pick up your voice from as far as 15 feet.
The Triby features what Invoxia calls In Vivo Acoustic tech. Vivo Acoustic, in a nutshell, is the combination of a driver array and 3D algorithms which address a loudspeaker’s directivity—the manner in which it radiates sound into a room.