Wave (smart speaker)

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Wave
WAVE Logo (korea).png
Logo used in Korean markets
DeveloperNaver Corporation
Line Corporation
TypeSmart speaker
Release dateJuly 2017 (Japan)
August 2017 (Korea)
CPUQualcomm APQ8009
InputVoice commands
ConnectivityWi-Fi 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 4.1
Mass998 g (2.20 lb)
SuccessorFriends
Websiteclova.ai/ko/ (Korea)
clova.line.me/wave/ (Japan)

Wave (stylized as Clova WAVE in Japan or WAVE in Korea) is a smart speaker developed by Naver Corporation and Line Corporation (a subsidiary of Naver).[1] Wave was the first speaker to be powered by intelligent personal assistant Clova. The product has a cylindrical shape with colored status LEDs on the top and bottom of the device and touch buttons on the top. Voice commands is currently only available in Japanese and Korean.[2][3]

Wave speaker

Launched in July 2017, Wave was promoted with Line Music as a bundle package in Japan.[4] In August 2017, Wave was launched in Korea.[1] Just like other similar smart speakers, Wave are capable of doing tasks such as reading text messages, creating memos, online shopping, calling taxis and controlling home appliances. The speaker is currently available in Japan and Korea.[5]

In December 2017, Naver Corporation released their second smart speaker that is also powered by Clova – Friends.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Naver rolls out AI speaker Wave in Korea - Pulse by Maeil Business News Korea". pulsenews.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  2. ^ "Line launches $125 Clova Wave smart speaker in Japan ahead of Amazon and Google | VentureBeat". venturebeat.com. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  3. ^ "Line's Alexa and Google Home-challenging Wave smart speaker up for pre-order". Digital Trends. 2017-07-18. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  4. ^ "LINE Launches Smart Speaker 'Clova WAVE' | LINE Corporation | ข่าว". LINE Corporation. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  5. ^ "Naver's Wave AI Speaker Looks Nice, but Performance Doesn't Stand Out | Be Korea-savvy". koreabizwire.com. Retrieved 2018-02-14.

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