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IVEE Sleek Wi-Fi Voice-Activated Assistant, Black

IVEE Sleek Wi-Fi Voice-Activated Assistant, Black

Item: 286329    Model: IV3B

IVEE Sleek Wi-Fi Voice-Activated Assistant, Black
3.0stars
( 14 reviews)
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Interactive VoiceIVEE Sleek Wi-Fi Voice-Activated Assistant, Black
 
3.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Efficient (4)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • High-end shopper (5), Midrange shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

I Love it!!!

First off, I need to correct the negative reviewers in that is DOES have home automation capabilities. I have a Nest and it works great with it. I will admit that voice recognition...Read complete review

First off, I need to correct the negative reviewers in that is DOES have home automation capabilities. I have a Nest and it works great with it. I will admit that voice recognition is not 100% accurate, but even humans aren't 100% accurate at voice recognition. How many times have you heard someone say 'What?' when spoken to. However, if you enunciate your words and make sure you're saying the correct command, it works 9 out of 10 times (depending on background voices).

They will also be adding more devices in the future. It may not work with everything now, but eventually it will (I hope). And the devices it does work with, function very well.

The weather feature also works well, and is awesome! You can get current weather or a forecast (within a week).

Other neat features are Stocks and this 'Tell me Something' command I just found out about that gives you random facts.

Bottom line is if you speak clearly and say the proper commands, ivee works great. I see huge potential in this product. They are releasing updates all of the time and I am noticing it get better and better. This is just the beginning of this whole 'Home Automation by Voice' and ivee is a great fit for that. A nice, friendly voice (better than Siri's voice) to assist you.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

HORRIBLE!

I got mine a couple weeks ago. I was soooo excited to receive my IVEE. It was advertised to control a dozen or so home devices like those here in Staples, Philips Hue,...Read complete review

I got mine a couple weeks ago. I was soooo excited to receive my IVEE. It was advertised to control a dozen or so home devices like those here in Staples, Philips Hue, and Belkin Wemo. Well guess what? It is currently (allegedly) ready to control only the Nest thermostat. I say "allegedly" since it can't do anything correctly (at least for me & hundreds of others complaining on their KickStarter page). Lets hope it doesn't use its own internal thermometer since it is about 10-15 higher than the actual temp in your room.

Some days, it will NEVER respond to the "Hello Ivee" command; but other days, it does. When it does, it only has a 5% accuracy rate. For example, I will say "Hello Ivee" and then ask "What is the weather like?" (a command it was programmed to answer). The answer, 95% of the time, is something like the weather in "Zimbabwe South Africa" (I kid you not), the time, setting the alarm, or anything else (that you didn't request). It is infuriating!

Bottom line. This $200 device doesn't do anything it was says it does and it so full of bugs and issues, it is insulting that this Company (not Staples) is selling them. Do not buy! There will be repercussions and it isn't going to be positive. If you got yours from Staples, they will be happy to refund your money.

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2.0

Quirky start hoping it gets better.

By GARY

from LAS VEGAS

Verified Buyer

Comments about Interactive Voice IVEE Sleek Wi-Fi Voice-Activated Assistant, Black:

unit was bought to be used with my iris smart system. The voice activation feature is very quirky. I am a male with a very clear well under stood voice. 9 out of ten time when I ask ivee to turn on my light it turns on the alarm. When I as for the tempeture I get the temIture in China, Japan, or some other place. I find if I wiser from across my bed room it tends to understand me better. The unit has been active for about a week and I and the unit may have a learning curve (i hope so.).

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1.0

Not Ready for Primetime

By Techie

from Boca Raton, Fl

This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Interactive Voice IVEE Sleek Wi-Fi Voice-Activated Assistant, Black:

I very rarely write reviews but felt that I had to communicate my frustration with this product. I am a tech guy and was excited to set this product up for the first time.. Out of box experience was solid and the look of the product was nice.. but that was it... I created an online account, setup to my network , etc... I have a Nest thermostat and was unable to get IVEE to connect. I would ask questions from the card that was provided and they worked maybe 25% of the time.. The funny thing is that its supposed to get smarter over time and I feel as it it actually got worse. It would randomly start talking "saying it cannot connect to the server", the auto-dim does not work, it was frustrating shutting off the alarm clock and the list goes on. I would ask whats the weather? and it would respond with the time or something else...

In summary, this product is not ready for primetime, the voice recognition needs a lot of work. The connected home technology is not existent, the wireless signal is unstable, etc.... I am returning to Staples and will continue to use my iPhone for these functions. Much easier and it works...

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1.0

Don't Buy....Yet

By Stolli

from New York

This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Interactive Voice IVEE Sleek Wi-Fi Voice-Activated Assistant, Black:

This is a beta product. Does not work as advertised. Even basic functions are practically useless. The radio itself is unusable. Reception on the strongest stations in my area (major NYC area) are nothing but static.
States it has an auto dimming screen but this function does nothing but dim the screen to an almost unreadable state no matter the ambient light around it. This device is not cheap. We should not be paying this much to Beta test a product. It's pretty much a paper weight that tells you the time.

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5.0

Ivee works for me

By Jason H

from Valencia California

About Me High-end Shopper

This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy to Use
  • Efficient
  • Quality Construction
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Interactive Voice IVEE Sleek Wi-Fi Voice-Activated Assistant, Black:

      She is a God send. Meaning A gift from God. To be able to turn on alarms and set the alarm without having to touch her is fantastic. She is the future and the future is great.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      4.0

      Very promising product thus far!

      By Redmond_Dave

      from Redmond, WA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use

        Comments about Interactive Voice IVEE Sleek Wi-Fi Voice-Activated Assistant, Black:

        I purchased my Ivee Sleek in January and have had a positive experience thus far. I ordered it online via Staples.com and picked it up at my local Staples since I was traveling at the time.

        The out of box experience was decent. Setup was pretty easy. The only challenge was having to manually enter my WiFi password. Perhaps adding the option to use your voice to speak the password letters/numbers would make connecting to WiFi easier.

        The WiFi connection, once established, has been reliable. Setting alarms is a breeze. I listen to multiple radio stations so changing stations using your voice is also easy and responsive. The speakers on the Ivee Sleek are also surprisingly good.

        Checking Stocks and Weather: For the most part, Ivee returns current stock quotes and weather for either my hometown or desired city accurately. Accuracy seems to drop if I don't follow the specified command phrase, or if I'm requesting a stock price of a company that has a challenging name.

        I have purchased a Nest thermostat and can't wait to connect to Ivee. Just need to install the Nest! For future versions of Ivee, it would be nice to have a USB option for charging my iPhone however.

        As a whole, I think the beauty of Ivee is that it will only continue to improve over time. My understanding is that more enhancements and new features will be added, so I'm definitely looking forward to testing them out.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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