VLND designed WAVE, a voice-controlled smart speaker. It connects with Clova, Naver's AI platform, to provide various services such as voice search, music recommendation, news reading, morning alarm, weather information, book reading, and language translation. A good performance woofer and two tweeters provide 360° omni-directional sound, and the lights enrich the interaction between user and this product.
Designed by VLND.
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ICONIC DESIGN, OPTIMIZED FOR PERFORMANCE
VLND designed the iconic cone shape for optimizing its performance. The heavy modules such as woofer and battery are located at the bottom and the lightweight tweeters are at the top side. It lowers the center of gravity and makes sound better. The circular shape in top view is for improving the performance of far-field voice recognition in any direction and omni-directional sound.
With simple and stable design, it fits well with most interior spaces. To provide stable feeling in home, the body is covered with fabric and external parts are minimized for simple appearance.
WAVE can be used without power connection for 5 hours because it has a built-in 5000mAh battery. It also equipped with 8 IR blasters to operate TV or air conditioner by voice. Thanks to far field voice recognition of an array of six microphones, it can hear user's voice.
Lights Enriching Interaction
The lights, comes out from the fine holes on the top which create an impression of "Continuation", indicate various feedback and enrich the interaction.
VLND puts a lot of effort into bringing out the details even in hard-to-recognize places, such as small prints, rear buttons, cable head, and underside.
Red Dot Award: Product Design Winner, Germany