Adhering to the Citizen’s release of the Alexa-powered clock last year, the company is releasing yet more timepieces with a technology bent. At CES 2020, Citizen flaunted not only a multipurpose olfactory alarm but a new Alexa-powered smart speaker also.
The Alexa-powered wise speaker is the much more intriguing of the two, even though it had not been officially revealed. It’s called, well, the Citizen Smart Speaker. It sort of appears like a slightly fancier Sonos One, with a Citizen watch wedged on the front. All of the controls will resemble those with Alexa speakers, such as a mute mic switch, quantity controls, and also an Alexa wake switch. The Citizen Smart Speaker will be available in different designs and also colorways, though a representative said they’re not wrapped up right now.
Like other Alexa-powered speakers, you can use it to play music from sources such as Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora, Apple Music, Sirius XM, and more. I do not understand the complete specs of the Citizen Smart Speaker just yet, yet from what I could distinguish my brief experience with it, the noise originating from it is very outstanding. Even though I was on an existing show floor, I can still hear the flourishing bass and loud songs originating from the little speaker. Just like all Alexa speakers, you can additionally utilize it to power various otherwise tools in your home that is compatible with the Alexa ecosystem.
Also, the contrast to the Sonos One is a rather appropriate one. A representative I talked with claimed the business benchmarked the noise with the Sonos One speaker, as well as claims that a Citizen is equivalent and extremely comparable to the other. Indeed, you can not make use of the Citizen Smart Speaker as part of the Sonos system, but you can at least pair 2 Citizen Smart speakers with each other to produce stereo sound if you like.
The olfactory alarm line, on the other hand, is called the Sensory Time collection. Each tool houses a scent diffuser, a Bluetooth speaker, a 24-hour digital alarm as well as an LED light. There’s additionally a USB charging port readily available in case you want to utilize it to charge your phone on your nightstand. Just like the SensorWake olfactory alarm clock, you can choose to establish your alarm to make sure that it wakes you up with the aroma. Indeed, you can likewise select routine alarm beeps too, in case you have a stuffy nose.
According to a Citizen representative, the Sensory Time clock is very reliable at filling a room with fragrance. While a lot of scent diffusers utilize a mix of oil as well as water, the Sensory Time makes use of merely the oil, therefore optimizing its effects. You can also establish a diffuser timer of 30, 60 or 120 seconds, so you can keep your space continuously scenting like a rose yard if you like. The spokesperson did state that diffuse can cover a 500 cubic foot location somewhat correctly, so you could just need to set the timer to every pair hrs if in a little space.
The Sensory Time Clock will retail for $100 as well as must be out in March of this year, while the Citizen Smart speaker is priced at $149 and also is set to ship by June.