The Galaxy Home looks like everything but a speaker

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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


Photo by Chris Welch, Illustration by Dami Lee

A rocket ship


Photo by Chris Welch, Illustration by Dami Lee

A beauty blender with its top cut off


Photo by Chris Welch, Illustration by Dami Lee

A cauldron


Photo by Chris Welch, Illustration by Dami Lee

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.