The Elari SmartBeat speaker with Alice has become another smart device that supports Russian-language voice control. Detailed instructions for using this device talk about how to configure and connect equipment. But it does not talk about what features of a “smart” speaker with “Alice” inside deserve special attention - this issue should be taken into account, because the device has significant advantages in its class.
The portable Elari SmartBeat speaker with Alice inside is not just a smart technique. It has a stylish design , all high-tech components are packed in a black streamlined body, the controls do not interfere with enjoying the sound of music, and the presence of a contrasting “bezel” gives the device a special appeal. The column is of high build quality, is produced by the Russian brand (with production at factories in China), takes into account the needs of users who do not want to overpay for competitors' offers or sacrifice the functionality of the equipment for the sake of its cheapness.
Among the main features of Elari SmartBeat with Alice we can note the presence of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules that allow you to establish a wireless connection, a built-in battery, with which you can use the capabilities of a smart speaker even outside the walls of the house.
Built-in speakers of 5 watts have a broadband format, they sound better than their counterparts. Included with the device is 3 months of free subscription to Yandex. A plus". Accordingly, it will be possible to search and find tracks directly in the proprietary application.
The Elari SmartBeat column has become a kind of intermediate link between the Yandex station and cheaper devices with Alice. This device is also equipped with a full-fledged voice assistant, but does not broadcast content directly to Smart TV.
The device has compact dimensions, but is already supplemented by a built-in battery - Irbis A and its other analogues have no such component.
According to its characteristics, the Elari SmartBeat column is fully consistent with modern standards. The model has compact dimensions - a diameter of 8.4 cm at a height of 15 cm, streamlined shape with rounded corners. The built-in lithium-polymer-based battery has a capacity of 3200 mAh, and is capable of operating more fully autonomously for over 8 hours. The “smart” speaker from Elari is equipped with an AUX output, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi wireless modules. The weight of the device is only 415 g.
In the Elari SmartBeat column with Alice, the device is located within a radius of 10 m from the connection point. The range of the signal received by 4 directional microphones is 6 m. The 5 W speakers provide an acceptable sound quality when listening to music, the volume is limited to a range of 71-74 dB.
An overview of the Elari SmartBeat column with Alice inside allows you to better understand exactly what features this portable technology has. All controls are located on the upper, beveled face of the device. There are physical sound control buttons, you can turn on the device or deactivate the microphone. In the center there is an element for calling a voice assistant, this function is also activated by voice on the command "Alice". Among the features that the Elari SmartBeat Alice column has, the following can be noted.
- Work away from home . The built-in battery is enough for 5-8 hours of operation of the audio system or voice assistant, if you distribute Wi-Fi from the phone.
- Use as an audio speaker . You can distribute a wired signal or connect broadcast via Bluetooth channel. If you have access to Wi-Fi and Yandex. Music "listen to get whole collections. In addition, you can search for tracks, ask what is playing, set the mood for searches.
- Listening to the radio. This feature was added relatively recently, you can choose any of the radio stations.
- Reading news, weather forecasts, traffic information. The voice assistant successfully performs all these functions.
- Activation of skills from the catalog. Their "Alice" is added by the users themselves. The feature list is updated regularly.
- Communication with a voice assistant. You can ask questions, play, conduct conversations.
- Search for information. When data is detected, the voice assistant will read the necessary information.
- Functions of the timer, alarm clock. The device will remind you that it’s time to turn off the oven or wake up in the morning.
- Search for products. So far, implemented mainly through additional skills. You can listen to the purchase guide or use the direct connection with the service provider.
- Order food . With the help of special skills, you can make an order in a particular institution. For those who like to cook, the assistant will offer the best recipes.
- Management of elements of the "smart home" system. For some time now Alice has been able to turn off the lights and other devices. You only need to install compatible “smart” sockets.
Using the built-in capabilities of the voice assistant "Alice", the device easily finds the necessary information, acts as a personal secretary, helps to calculate calories or calculate the ideal body weight.
Connection and operation
The main setting of the Elari SmartBeat column is to connect to Yandex services. The instruction manual is attached to the device and allows you to get an idea of the basic functions of the equipment. After removing from the package, the device must be connected to the network. To do this, use the cable included in the kit, as well as a microUSB input on the back of the speaker. Next, you can press the power button and hold it to turn on for 2 seconds.
To set up Elari SmartBeat, the first time you turn it on, do the following.
- Make sure the battery is fully charged. On average, the process takes about 30 minutes.
- Turn on the device by waiting for the indicator ring on the wireless speaker to light up.
- Download and open the Yandex application , it is adapted for mobile phones or tablets. There are versions for iOS, Android. Log in to your account, if it is not - start. This is necessary for the correct operation of the device.
- Find the name of your column in the "Devices" section .
- Activate the connection and follow the on-screen instructions. You will have to enter the password in the application, specify the network to which the column will be connected. This is only possible in the 2.4 GHz band, you should be careful when choosing.
Upon successful connection to the home Wi-Fi network, the device will emit a sound signal. Sometimes connecting devices takes some time - it is needed to update the software. You can restart the wireless speaker using the same power button. It is worth paying attention to the indication. When the speaker is on, it emits a white blinking signal. Red indicates loss of Wi-Fi connection, green indicates volume control. The purple rim lights when the voice assistant is active and ready to chat.
You can enable Bluetooth only from voice mode with the command "Alice, turn on bluetooth." This phrase allows you to activate the desired module, and the functions of the device itself also remain available.
You can call the voice assistant and communicate with him. In cheaper speaker models with smart functions, this cannot be done.
In the next video, you will find an overview of the Elari SmartBeat column with Alice.