KitchenAid debuts Google Assistant smart display with IPX5 water resistance
Smart speakers and smart displays have found a natural home in the kitchen. It only makes sense as this communal area is often where you need hands free assistance the most. In particular, smart displays such as the Echo Show, Google Home Hub, JBL Link View, and Lenovo Smart Display have gained popularity with the ability to not only tell you recipes but show them to you.
Now, the Whirlpool owned KitchenAid is ready to take back their domain from tech giants with its very own smart display. The 10-inch smart display doesn’t share the style or colors you’ve come to expect from KitchenAid’s ever-popular stand mixers, but it does include IPX5 water resistance. A feature that is quite important when you’re working in the kitchen. However, that’s only slightly better than the JBL Link View’s IPX4 water resistant rating.
What truly makes the KitchenAid smart display stand out from the crowd is the integration with Yummly. With a voice command, you’ll be able to open Yummly, choose a recipe, and get step by step instructions. If you’re a fan of the Whirlpool owned service this could be a big deal for you because Yummly will offer personalized recommendations based on your past choices. There is even going to be a Yummy Pro service with a video walkthrough of recipes from celebrity chefs.
Beyond that, the KitchenAid smart display will be like any other Google Assistant smart display on the market. With the ability to show you videos from the web, set timers, play music, control your smart home and more.
KitchenAid’s smart display is expected to hit the market sometime in late 2019 with a price between $200 and $300 dollars. Putting it directly in competition with Lenovo’s own similarly priced 10-inch smart display.