One of the themes of the CES 2016 just around the corner, is home automation. Not only consumer electronics, wearable, automotive, security, drones, robots and other gadgets controlled, but also appliances and devices that make our home more smart. And LG is at the forefront, announcing at this time SmartThinQ Hub, a cylinder with 3.5 inch display at the top to view the notifications and a speaker on the body for voice or music playback. In essence, it is a clone of Amazon Eco with a screen instead of voice commands.
LG SmartThinQ Hub also acts as a controller to access all the devices of the “smart home”, manage them with just one click. It can connect to smart appliances such as refrigerators, ovens and air conditioners, but may also include information on the environment and household launch alerts, reminders and calendar appointments if properly set.
It has a metal frame, black and gold, supports WiFi networks, Bluetooth and Zigbee to connect to non-intelligent devices that are connected to sensors SmartThinQ. You can also use it to stream music, with iHeartRadio or coupling it to a tablet / smartphone and using it as a Bluetooth speaker. Last trick: SmartThinQ Hub in the “home automation” will be compatible only with devices AllJoyn Alliance, then with other models in the range LG SmartThinQ and with the platform Lowe Iris