Otherwise check the $100 voice control solution from Accenda expected in September.
Update: DirectVoxx responded to our concern with the price. While they won't be offering any discounts they've at least offered an explanation which we've posted in whole after the break.
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"There has been some feedback regarding the price of the muso. The most interesting comment is that it is actually more expensive than a 4 Gb Nano. The reason is that the device itself is, basically, a computer.
The muso contains a 600 Mhz Analog Devices Blackin DSP processor, 256 Mb of SD and 512 Mb of NAND memory plus an additional 300–odd components on the main board (approx 1.5x1.5") so it's pretty packed. In order to make the form factor we are using extremely small components (some are barely visible – easier to inhale than see) including the memory chip which contains both the SD and the NAND in one package. Add to this the gymnastics involved in building in the power management features to get to a ten-hour-per-charge duty cycle. All this horsepower is what delivers the muso natural-language experience and it's, well, expensive, next-level stuff.
While we can't tell you what it actually costs to build the muso we can say that it is comparable to the cost of a motherboard you would find on a typical smartphone."
- Key specs
- Reviews • 13
- Type Audio / video player
- Media type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Audio playback time up to 30 hours
- Video playback time up to 3.5 hours
- Audio codec support AAC, MP3, WAV
- Dimensions 3.01 x 1.56 x 0.21 in
- Weight 1.1 oz
- Released 2012-10