Apologies as I didn’t know you had an Amazon Echo but that’s as far as
the apology goes.
Remembering skills? I have skills on my Amazon Echo and yes, its
probably not used as much as yours would be given the Amazon echo is not
fully supported in Australia but I do indeed know what skills I have on
my system and - if I’m in any doubt - then I can look up and manage what
I have installed on the Amazon Echo web page.
I don’t buy the argument about small company’s and lack of resources
these days, I’ve been using hearing instruments for over 30 years and -
over that time - the price has changed radically along with the
technology which suggests to me that - unlike Humanware - small
company’s in the hearing instruments market - once again a very small
and specialist market - want to put their clients - those who have
hearing difficulty’s and need to use their products - first.
In recent years of course we’ve seen a huge shift in the hearing
instruments market to using the instrument as such as a secondary device
and something more substantial - Mobile phone - as the primary
processing device which in tern has both brought more power to the
instrument and brought the price down.
I’m not suggesting for one moment that the latter point of using two
devices be used in the case of Humanware as one “Stand-Alone” device is
what’s required here however Humanware are not acknowleding changing
technology, not keeping up with the mainstream.
Accessibility should be all and not just for a few.
On 10 Nov 2017, at 8:48 am, Mary Otten <maryot...@comcast.net
Yes, I have an Amazon echo. It’s of limited utility in my opinion,
partly because although there are so many skills, finding them and
then remembering what you have is well, not easy. But I do have one.
Now why would I want to repeat that whole thing with a device from
humanware, which, given the small market, would probably cost at least
twice or three times as much? Who is argument is ridiculous here? Add
voice input to something for sure. But for a small company like
humanware to make a single use voice activated speaker would be the
height of stupid.
Sent from my iPhone
On Nov 9, 2017, at 1:27 PM, Dane Trethowan <grtd...@internode.on.net
That argument is just ridiculous, have you ever used an Amazon Echo
or a Google home? you can only interact with those devices the one
way, with your voice!
Obviously you use an App or a Web Page to set these devices up but
once that's done? Well you either talk and use the device or you fall
silent and the device drops dead too.
On 11/10/2017 7:59 AM, Mary Otten wrote:
I never said that voice input wouldn't be good, just that having it as
the sole method would not be a good idea; not at all practical.
"Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life"
Those of a positive and enquiring frame of mind will leave the rest of
the halfwits in this world behind.