Invoxia has a new smart Bluetooth Triby speaker that works with both Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s HomeKit. Triby IO is similar to its predecessor physically, featuring an adorable retro inspired design with a handle, rechargeable battery, and a magnet on the back so it can be attached to places like a refrigerator. Most importantly, it now adds HomeKit support for anyone that’s bought into Apple’s smart home ecosystem.
“The Triby becomes one of the first portable HomeKit switches,” Invoxia CEO Serge Renouard told VentureBeat. “You don’t need to have your iPhone with you anymore.” The device has five buttons on the front that are customizable — users can program certain lights to turn on or off, set the thermostat at a certain temperature, or even group multiple functions together onto a single button. The front display can also show the time, weather, doodles, messages, and other information you choose. It does not appear to support “Hey, Siri” requests, however.
The new model brings over some old features from the original Triby, like sending short messages and doodles, streaming Spotify music, and making phone calls to pre-set numbers.
The Triby IO is available for preorder now for $199.