As you can see in an introductory video detailing the device (shown above), many of its functions are powered by a new AI assistant called Albert, which you can customize by changing its name, gender, and accent, according to a report by Mashable. Like other virtual assistants, you can ask it for the current weather, the latest news, and upcoming events on your calendar. The device has nothing on J.A.R.V.I.S., though.
It's worth pointing out, though, that this is all based on the product's official video and details on the company's website, as Duo has yet to appear in the wild for extensive hands-on demonstrations. Nevertheless, the company started taking pre-orders for the device on Tuesday and plans to ship its first batch to customers sometime this October, according to the Mashable report. The first 5,000 people to order one will get it for $399, but after that, the price will increase to $500. As a comparison, the Google Home will set you back $130 while Amazon's Echo costs $180, although those devices lack a screen.