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DirectVoxx Muso offers voice control of iPod

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, July 18, 2008
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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DirectVoxx has introduced its muso Voice Control for iPod. The muso is a small dock-connecting accessory that allows users to access their music with natural voice commands. According to the company, the device “synchronizes with the user’s iTunes library directly on first use and requires no training to understand requests such as ‘Play me some Led Zeppelin,’ ‘How about some Rolling Stones,’ ‘Gimme jazz’ or ‘Go to My Broadway Tunes playlist.’” With current support for a wide variety of English phrases, DirectVoxx says non-English multilingual support is coming in 2009. The device is self-powered by an internal rechargeable battery offering ten hours of use under “normal operating conditions.” It includes a sync/charge cable and a remote control, and will be available for the iPod nano in December for $159, with a future iPod/iPhone compatible model planned for release “as soon as possible.”

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Thanks to everyone for their interest. If you are interested in becoming a beta tester for the muso, you can sign up at: http://www.directvoxx.com/beta.asp

Posted by directvoxx on July 20, 2008 at 9:45 AM (PDT)

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Looks nice! I do wonder if the device is able to parse the voice of a person who has a thick accent? I had a phone with voice dialing once that failed on me for this reason.

Posted by hoshieBIOTpod in Havelock, NC USA on July 21, 2008 at 12:14 AM (PDT)

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