If you've never talked to robots for fear of Will Smith yelling at you while inexplicably hanging out with Shia LaBeouf, then you'll probably have a hard time adjusting to life with ivee, a "personal voice-activated, bedside assistant" that acts like a Siri-esque alarm clock and responds to 43 different voice commands. Still confused? Well, you're not going to be once ivee answers these FAQs:
I've been to a Brookstone and read several Skymalls, so I know that most of your voice-thingies must be trained to recognize my high-pitched NorCal accent. Do you?
Ivee [in futuristic lady computer voice]: No sir. I need no training and can understand you and your variety of hilarious accents right out of the box, somehow thanks to my ability to process 72 million instructions per second, making me 5x more powerful than other voice rec devices, and 72 million times smarter than Paul Walker.
How do I talk to other people in the room if you're always answering all my inquiries?
I'll only interact with you after you say "hello ivee". Before that, I will just sit silently, judging you.
What sort of commands are we talking about?
I respond to everything from "time" and "temperature", to "set alarm" and "night light", to "turn off radio", which I'll gladly do, especially if you're listening to KOST.
You don't like adult contemporary?
Ivee doesn't understand question.
What are your other features?
I've got a 5" LED display, six alarms, a 10-hour timer, and six scientifically derived soothing sleep sounds ranging from babbling brooks to subtle piano.
I can play chopsticks!
Ivee doesn't understand question. Going into sleep mode. Goodbye.
Wait, ivee, don't go, I'm so very lo--
[Powering down noise]