ThinkGeek bringt nächstes Jahr einen Controller für Apples Spracherkennungs-AI-Digital-Assistant-Dings Siri raus. Das Teil heisst Iris 9000 und sieht aus, wie die Schwester von HAL. Jetzt muss ich mir ja doch wieder ein iPhone zulegen, damn!
Having an artificially intelligent computer at our beck and call has long been the fantasy of every green blooded sci-fi fan amongst us. Finally Siri on the iPhone 4s has given us a tantalizing taste of this promised future... and we're lapping it up.
However it's not all roses in our 2011 A.I. future tech fantasy. Sure Siri can schedule appointments, make funny quips and answer inane trivia questions with the help of Wolfram Alpha but she has one failing... to get her to listen you've got to have your hands on your phone and push a button. Somehow when we imagined the future of smart computer companions we assumed that shouting at them from across the room to do our bidding was part of the package. Apparently not.
Therefore you can see why we were forced to create the Iris 9000 voice control module for iPhone & Siri. Simply place your iPhone into the Iris 9000 cradle and use the included micro remote to trigger Siri up to 50 feet away. Just tap the Iris 9000 remote button once, listen for the Siri chime, and speak your command. The built in mic on the Iris 9000 picks up your voice from across the room and the embedded speaker amplifies Siri's spoken responses. You can also make and receive calls using the Iris 9000 like a standard speakerphone. Oh and did we mention that Iris 9000's glowing eye flickers along with Siri's voice? How's that for amazing Buckaroo Banzai future tech?