Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Home yesterday, a Bixby-enabled speaker, which garnered public attention not for its arrival, but for its bewildering design. The device is supposed to be Samsung’s entry into the high-end smart speaker market, meant to take on the Apple HomePod. And while there’s still a lot we don’t yet know, such as price and availability, one thing’s for sure: it doesn’t look like a speaker.
Some might say it looks like the Google Home’s cousin that got held back a few years in school. You might also say it’s evil-looking. Why is it so dark? Why does it have three legs? Is it to possibly protect Samsung against the debacle with Apple’s HomePod launch, where speakers were reportedly staining wooden tables with white rings?
Whatever the case, it’s going to be fine, Galaxy Home. Why look like a speaker when you can be any of these wonderful things?
A barbeque grill
A rocket ship
A beauty blender with its top cut off
So what if you’re a three-legged, upside-down gumdrop? You’re fun for the imagination.
Have other suggestions for what the Galaxy Home looks like? Tell us in the comments, or let us know at our Tumblr blog, Bixby is a dog that wears shoes and is also a butler.
Google: we made a virtual assistant speaker
Amazon: we made a virtual assistant speaker
Apple: we made a virtual assistant speaker
Samsung: bixby is a dog with shoes and we enjoy smoking meats with this new Galaxy Home
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— Patrick Mea (@PatrickMea_) August 9, 2018