Harman Kardon Allure Integrates Amazon Alexa With 360-degree Lighting: IFA 2017

Harman Kardon Allure

Harman has announced the launch of an Amazon Alexa-enabled speaker named Harman Kardon Allure at the IFA 2017. Touted as an intelligent speaker with Amazon Alexa Voice Service, the Harman Kardon Allure is manufactured using a stunning and refreshing design coupled with a 360-degree Harman Kardon sound alongside multicolored lighting.

The Allure speaker combines the refined and powerful audio performance of Harman Kardon with Alexa’s award-winning voice technology. The Allure provides a premium listening experience around the home.

Integrated and controlled by voice commands, the Harman Kardon Allure works even in extremely noisy environments with the help of the proprietary far-field voice technology. The purpose of this mechanism is to enable the speaker to accurately listen to the command even from a long distance. The Allure speaker is more or less identical to Apple HomePod, which make use of Siri. The Allure speaker provides you with answers fetched directly from Amazon Alexa for a wide range of tasks and functions.

Harman has designed the Allure speaker in such a way that it blends into any environment with a subtle touch of delicacy and ease. You just need to place the speaker and it will deliver a powerful 360-degree ambient lighting Harman Kardon sound.

Commenting on the launch, Michael Mauser, President, Lifestyle Audio Division, Harman disclosed that they are excited to integrate the complete features of Amazon Alexa with a beautiful speaker with rich and compelling audio. Meanwhile, Steve Rabuchin, VP Amazon Alexa added that the Allure smart speaker will be capable of bringing 20000+ skills paired with a premium audio technology of Harman. The speaker will meet all the expectations of not only music lovers but also all those tech enthusiasts who love to work with a digital voice service from the comforts of the home.

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Harman Kardon Allure can be easily connected to Alexa via dual-band Wi-Fi. The integrated 4-microphone array coupled with advanced noise cancellation technology enables you to experience hands-free voice control from across the room. The speaker ships with Transducers and a built-in subwoofer to produce 360-degrees of rich and powerful audio. Moreover, the 360-degree responsive and multicolored lighting enclosed in an iconic design enhances the user experience. It is also possible to stream music from any mobile device via Bluetooth.

Harman Kardon Allure powered with Amazon Alexa will be available for purchase starting winter 2017 at a price of $249.95 either from the official store or via Amazon.

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