Vision helps you run an intelligent home

Smart speakers have many uses, but not everyone is convinced by their abilities. Vision provides a cheaper and less intrusive alternative for your intelligent home or smart office.

  • What are the best smart home devices in 2019? Take a wander through our smart home category to see the latest and greatest devices.
  • How do you control a smart home? You can use a smart speaker, a smart display, automation platforms, or smartphone apps.
  • What is the easiest smart home control system? Vision for Android lets you control smart devices by speaking to your smartphone or tablet.

Smart speakers provide an easy way to control your devices and appliances. With a couple of quick voice commands, you can easily turn up the thermostat or turn off the TV.

But suppose you don’t want a smart speaker. How do you control your smart home then? Vision is a new mobile app that brings the same functionality to your smartphone.

The app lets you control devices around your intelligent home or office with voice commands, and make manual adjustments using on-screen menus. It’s smart, fast and very affordable.

What is the best smart speaker alternative?

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Meet Vision, the smart home app

Smart speakers are the most popular new devices in years. But not everyone is convinced. The idea of paying hard-earned money so that Google or Amazon can listen to your every word is not appealing to everyone.

What’s more, most smart speakers aren’t really suitable for controlling smart devices in a working environment.

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Ask Vision questions or control your devices

In contrast, Vision is well suited to any smart home or office. This Android app puts the intelligence of a neural network at your fingertips.

Smartphone assistant

Vision appears on your smartphone or tablet as a simplistic android face. This design makes the AI appear more human than most voice assistants.

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Vision works at home or in the office

Down the right-hand side of the interface, there’s a small list of touch controls. When you can’t speak or you need access to detailed settings, these on-screen buttons are really useful.

The design is very basic, but easy to understand. If you don’t like the default white on black, you can easily switch the color scheme.

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Vision plays nicely with kids

Vision can connect to Philips and TP-Link devices, while Bluetooth support opens up other brands. The app doesn’t rely on Amazon or Google technology, and it provides many useful standalone features.

For instance, Vision can answer questions using online data, and remind you about scheduled tasks. It also works as a calculator, a shopping list, and even a digital recipe book.

In addition, Vision integrates Spotify to pipe your favorite playlists on demand. You can either listen on your device, or stream the sound to a Bluetooth speaker.

Lifesaving app

Even if you don’t use Vision for any other purpose, the Rescue feature is worth the price of admission.

If you ever find yourself incapacitated, you can shout to Vision. The app will ask whether you want to alert the emergency services, and then place the call on your behalf. It could just save your life.

“A real smart home without making holes in walls and pulling cables. Vision is a cheap and effective solution available to anyone who has a smartphone or tablet.” — Vision on IndieGoGo

The best parts

Setting up an intelligent home can be expensive, but Vision makes it affordable. In addition, this smart app is really easy to use.

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Vision is smart and affordable

Future upgrades

While the launch design is functional, it could use a lick of paint for version two. We would also like to see more integrations at some point.

Availability

– IndieGoGo: Until April 22nd

– Pledge: $19 USD

– Delivery: May 2019

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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