iHome's iGV1 alarm clock packs Google Assistant Credit: IHome

iHome's iGV1 alarm clock packs Google Assistant

The bedside alarm clock is going high-tech with a model from iHome that will enable you to plead from your warm bed: “OK Google, just five more minutes.”

iHome’s iGV1 comes complete with Google Assistant, so you’ll be able to play music, set alarms, get news and weather forecasts, and control smart home devices with voice commands. 

A Google Home device can do all of this already, but the iHome adds an LED clock display, physical buttons for snooze and music player control, and a USB charging jack for replenishing your phone overnight.

The iGV1 borrows the plastic and fabric styling of Google’s Home device and the soft white LED display of Sony’s smart wireless speaker.

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IHome’s iGV1

The clock needs to be connected to a Wi-Fi network to operate and will keep accurate time through a link to internet time servers. It can also be used as a speaker for Bluetooth playback and is compatible with Google Cast.

The iGV1 will be available in the second half of 2018 and will cost $140.

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