While our smartphones or tablets are perfectly capable of listening to voice commands and performing actions based on them, it would also mean that we will need to carry them with us all the time. If you like the idea of hands free computing around the house, then this Kickstarter project dubbed Ubi might be worth taking a look at. It plugs into your wall outlet and will connect to your home’s WiFi, letting you dictate voice commands while reading your book or while watching television, or even better while cooking so you don’t have to pause and look at your recipes.
Some of the features that its creators are planning to ship with Ubi includes a speakerphone, home speaker system, a virtual assistant, voice memos, an alarm clock, intercom system, a baby monitor and even the ability to control your home’s climate (although it might need web enabled thermostats like Nest). Ubi will be based off Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and will be powered by an 800MHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor with 1GB of RAM. It will sport an omni-directional microphone, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, temperature, humidity and air pressure sensors and an ambient light sensor as well. If Ubi sounds like something you wouldn’t mind hooking your home up with, then head on over to its Kickstarter page for the details or to pledge your donation.