The world is already obsessed with smart speakers aka virtual assistants. We know almost all tech companies that have some ambitions have their own products in this niche. But we should also state they design smart speakers with certain goals in mind. Say, Amazon Echo should be made to boost the sales. The Google Home is ideal for making searches. The Apple HomePod provides superb sound quality and works perfectly with Siri. Xiaomi has launched its own speakers to make it easier control the Smart Home appliances. There are also some manufacturers that are doing the first steps in this market. But when talking about such giants, we forget those that have been in the market for a while and really know what they’re doing. One of the best samples is eMeet. This manufacturer has been in this market for a long time. But this doesn’t add its value. But there is an interesting product coming our way from this company that is the first of its type. If you guess, we are talking about the OfficeCore M2. The latter outruns all of its competitors including the Jabra 710. And below we’ll try to showcase why.
Also Read: eMeet OfficeCore M2 Review
The OfficeCore M2 made a huge stir at its launch. The reason is obvious – it’s the world’s first AI conference speaker. Those who have been familiar with the first-gen OfficeCore M1 may think this is a regular upgrade. This is not the case.
This model comes with a more compact size. All operations are implemented through touches and taps. No physical keys are put on it. At the same time, all function keys are on the top central part. The one on the top is the intelligent assistant button. On the opposite area, we can see the power on/off button. The input source switch button and the volume down button are on the left area. The answering/hanging up telephone button and the volume up button are on the right. There is also a status indicating light above the power button. Finally, the mute/recording button is in the very center.
Apart from this, a few interfaces are placed on the side. They include a lock hole, an AUX audio input, a 3.5mm audio jack input, a micro USB port, and four microphone holes placed around the perimeter. The speaker grill is on the top. So the sound comes not from the bottom. This also means you can put in on any surface without worrying the sound will be muffled.
Though the eMeet OfficeCore M2 is small enough, there is a built-in 2500mAh Li-ion battery, which allows users to easily move anywhere. The battery provides 12 hours of continuous talk-time and fully recharge in 3-4 hours. By the way, it supports OTG charging.
All these features sound quite attractive, but there are not selling points. The eMeet OfficeCore M2 is packed with 4 high sensitive MEMS digital omnidirectional microphones that can catch the sound from all sides. Unlike its competitors, this model is able to recognize the origin of the sound due to the intervention of AI. These microphones accurately identify human voice positions to only capture vocal sound to a distance up to 33ft away with 12 people in one room.
Our protagonist can also count on Artificial Intelligence and a DNN-based VoiceIA algorithm (Deep Neural Network) to effectively eliminate background noise and to deliver natural two-way conversations. It’s very important because the eMeet OfficeCore M2 is compatible with multiple software and platforms, including Skype, Avaya, Gizmo Project, Wechat, Google Gtalk and many others.