Wave (smart speaker)

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Wave

WAVE Logo (korea).png

Logo used in Korean markets
Developer Naver Corporation
Line Corporation
Type Smart speaker
Release date July 2017 (Japan)
August 2017 (Korea)
CPU Qualcomm APQ8009
Input Voice commands
Connectivity Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 4.1
Weight 998 g (2.20 lb)
Successor Friends
Website clova.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]

A smart speaker is a type of wireless speaker and voice command device with an integrated virtual assistant that offers interactive actions and hands-free activation with the help of one "hot word". Some smart speakers can also act as a smart device that utilizes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other wireless protocol standards to extend usage beyond audio playback, such as to control home automation devices. This can include, but is not be limited to, features such as compatibility across a number of services and platforms, peer-to-peer connection through mesh networking, virtual assistants, and others. Each can have its own designated interface and features in-house, usually launched or controlled via application or home automation software. Some smart speakers also include a screen to show the user a visual response.

Line Corporation a subsidiary of the Korean internet search giant Naver

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Clova (virtual assistant) AI platform by Naver

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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]

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

Friends (smart speaker)

Friends is a LINE character-themed smart speaker developed by Naver Corporation and Line Corporation. The device is the second smart speaker that is powered by intelligent personal assistant Clova. Introduced in December 2017, Friends has a cylindrical shape and has the appearance of the characters in LINE Friends – Brown the bear and Sally the chick, providing two versions – Friends BROWN and Friends SALLY. The "Action" button, which activates the device, is placed on the nose of the character, while a LED indicator and other buttons such as volume and bluetooth settings are placed on the back. The LED ring are placed at the bottom of Friends.

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