Terminator-style smart speaker is Kickstarting now

If the headphone amp of mortality was a little too tepid for your tastes, then gaze upon the unholy alliance of metal and flesh (not really) that is... the T-800 smart speaker and camera.

The Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton speaker, to give it its full title, stands 45cm tall. In its left eye-socket is a motion-detecting camera which, when triggered, lets you view what the camera is seeing via an app on your smartphone.

If you detect an intruder (or perhaps your pet doing something amusing), hit 'record'. Your videos will be backed up to the cloud.

On the speaker side, this imposing device has Alexa functionality, similar to the Amazon Echo. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a custom Arnold Schwarzenegger voice - it's difficult to imagine Alexa's tones coming from something so threatening.

Those desperate to get their hands on this speaker can back it on Kickstarter. It'll set you back around £275 for one of the first batch of speakers, but those paying more can get a personalised speaker. Or even the special limited-edition ‘white gold’ unit.

Boots, clothes, and motorcycle not included.

Read more:

Buy 'Terminator 2' UHD Blu-ray, get life-sized robot arm

Samsung's Bixby personal assistant could soon sound much more human

Fender launches two new Bluetooth speakers

This radio reads your expression and plays music based on your mood

25 Amazon Echo tips, tricks and features

Atari launches a hat that's also a speaker - it's Speakerhat

Adam was a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?, reviewing consumer gadgets for online and print publication, as well as researching and producing features and advice pieces on new technology in the hi-fi industry. He has since worked for PC Mag as a contributing editor and is now a science and technology reporter for The Independent.