CES 2019 is just about to kick off, and as in the last few years, you can expect an output of product news for hardware that supports one or more of the various voice assistants.
It's no secret thatfor smart home supremacy. As the market share leaders, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant will make the bulk of the voice support news. We have . Here we'll run down all the new Google Assistant devices.
You'll see many of the same products on both lists, thanks to savvy third-party device makers who want to give customers choice. Keep reading to see exactly where Google stands in this war of voice assistants. We'll update this post often as well as CES runs its course, so check back frequently for new developments.
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C by GE smart lighting
GE's current line of smart lighting will enjoy tight integration with Google Assistant. Called C by GE, the lineup contains LED bulbs, light switches and dimmers, plus smart plugs and sensors. While you can also control the devices with Alexa, that requires setup in an additional hub. Owners or Google Home devices won't need one, however. Instead they can operate GE lights directly through Assistant. Apple HomeKit support will arrive later this year as well
Read CNET's preview of C by GE lighting products.
D-Link Battery Wi-Fi Sensor
Get alerts for home water leaks in real time with this $ 50 D-Link sensor. It talks to the cloud wirelessly, and comes with a 6-foot probe. It's also battery-powered so you can deploy it in lots of spots around the house.
D-Link also has a pair of new smart plugs – all three devices support Google Home products and Google Assistant.
Read CNET's preview of D-Link's Wi-Fi Water Sensor and smart plugs.
Kohler smart bathroom
Have lots of money to burn, and crave a bathroom remodel that puts Google Assistant within easy access? Consider Kohler's smart bathroom collection. Within the line are an intelligent toilet, a free-standing bath, a lighted mirror and a lighted three-piece vanity. All have accent lights you can control through voice commands to Google Assistant. There's a Further Voice Lighted Mirror, which comes in either Google Assistant or Alexa models.
Read CNET's preview of Kohler's smart bathroom products.
Gourmia 11-in-1 Deluxe Multicooker
Appliance maker Gourmia unveiled a new, smart kitchen appliance. The $ 150 11-in-1 Deluxe Multicooker works with Google Assistant voice commands. It will also respond to voice instructions you give to Alexa, plus Gourmia's Mia mobile app.
Read CNET's preview of the Gourmia 11-in-1 Deluxe Multicooker.
Klipsch Bar 40G sound bar
Most home theater rigs do not provide much free space to add extra components. Create a little more room with the 40-inch Klipsch Bar 40G sound bar. It's designed to offer the sound of multiple speakers in one. It also boasts native support for Google Assistant. That will help you avoid additional clutter by not having to squeeze in a smart speaker.
Read CNET's preview of the Klipsch Bar 40G sound bar.
The $ 999 Vuzix Blade might be the first pair of Alexa-compatible smart glasses. Its creators also say they will add compatibility with Google Assistant in the future too. The headset takes video and photos, and plays audio through integrated headphones. It can also display images, videos, apps and messages, right on the lenses.
Read CNET's preview of the Vuzix Blade.
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