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The Hive Trio smart system promises to make connected homes more vocal

Pulkit Chandna | Feb. 4, 2015
Too few connected-home systems take audio into consideration. Hive doesn’t make that mistake.

Why this matters : The whole idea of a bunch of connected speakers assuming the role a smart home setup's mouthpiece (and ears) is nothing new; for instance, you can pull off something similar with the SmartThings hub and a Sonos sound system . But with the same vendor being responsible for both sets of devices as well as the software that's on them, this particular implementation might end up reaping the many benefits of tight hardware-software integration.

 

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