In-built voice control in your home speaker is not a new concept, as demonstrated by the Amazon Echo. With Sonos rumoured to be adding a similar feature to its products, more are doubtless on the way. However, a new Kickstarter campaign looks set to go one further, offering voice control functionality to any and every device with a 3.5mm headphone jack input.
Once plugged in to your audio device, the Seeed ReSpeaker connects to your wi-fi network and can then be controlled through an app or browser. For offline playback, the ReSpeaker can also keep audio command files and music in local storage.
The company reached its $40,000 (£30,000) target in under 12 hours, with 29 days remaining before the Kickstarter closes. Seeed says that it will begin working on stretch goals for the product.