Monster isnt precisely regarded as the most innovative force in tech, but it has decided to get in on the voice assistant game by cooking is supportive of a helper called Melody directly into their headphones.
Speak Music, which stimulates the Melody voice assistant included on this model of Monsters Elements headphones line, has basically designed the featurearound Siris musical deficiencies in supporting services other than Apple Music, something it doesnt even do that well to begin with.Speak Musics chief revenue officer was VP of Product at Monster for a while so there seems to be some logic behind how this deal came to be.
Melody stimulates sense as an addendum to standalone audio products that dont wishes to get trapped in the weeds of voice assistant dumbness by jumping on Amazons Alexa or Microsofts Cortana platform. Theoretically, at least, through restriction expectations, you arent left disappointing customers by adding voice capabilities. For Bluetooth speakers, it could be great, for headphones that are already connected to your phone, its a much harder sell.
Melody can be downloaded onto your telephone via app but voice assistants genuinely need to be there at a few moments notice so hardware integrations were somewhat of must. The fact that a headphone maker would even have to include this showcases the sorry state of voice assistant supporting in 2017 and how the multitude of platforms out there are actually fracturing the limited utility they all offer in the first place.
Monsters wireless Elements headphones, which come in black slate, black platinum, and rose gold are going on sale later this monthfor $350.