LG Launches XBOOM AI ThinQ Speaker
The demand for smart home devices and AI-powered speakers is on the rise. In order to capitalise the upcoming sector, South-Korean electronics giant LG has launched a new Smart Display. The new device is the XBOOM AI ThinQ WK9 and is a hybrid between a smart display and speaker.
Design & FeaturesThe XBOOM AI ThinQ has a pretty ‘unique’ design. It looks like a titled cuboid. The smart device measures 370 x 244 x 145 mm and weighs in at 1.51 kg. LG states that the smart speaker was made in partnership with Meridian Technology. Meridian Technology is an English manufacturer that is known for making high-performance audio and video components. LG also collaborated with Google to bring Google Assistant to the smart speaker.
The XBOOM AI ThinQ has an 8-inch touchscreen display which is flanked by 2 channel 20 w audio drivers on either side. It also has a 5 MP camera which is built into the top bezel that can be used for video conferencing. The Smart Display runs on Android Things operating system which is developed by Google. It also supports applications from Google’s ecosystem like YouTube, Google photos, Google maps and many more.
The XBOOM AI ThinQ can also remotely control other appliances the company manufactures. Other smart devices from the company include smart TVs and connected air conditioners. Additionally, the smart speaker can be used to control more than 10,000 smart devices from over 1,000 brands that work with the Google Assistant. The Smart Display only consumes 5.6 watts of power and for connectivity, it has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology.
The XBOOM AI ThinQ WK9 is currently available at 199 USD which includes a 100 USD introductory discount. The Smart Display can be directly ordered from LG’s North America website and is available in the black colour.