By now it’s pretty clear that Alexa is the winner of the personal assistant category but that doesn’t mean that we can’t point out other neat options. The Sony Xperia Hello! Robotic Assistant, the personal home assistant that gets to know you and your family.
This little robot has expressive eyes that convey emotion while you are using it for everyday things as well as an LCD display where it’s body is. It responds to voices and facial expressions as well as gestures. It can be used for making Skype calls, taking photos, and handling reminders as well as pushing notifications for certain events like weather and traffic. The most exciting feature (beyond the cute as a button face) is the ability to track family who are away from home.
Still, this isn’t going to beat out the current front runners in this market as for one, it just doesn’t seem to have the functionality as a home hub and for two, the price. For the cost of those cute eyes, it’ll be $2,228.