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Meet ivee! The Voice Controlled Talking Alarm Clock {Review}

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Ever since I have had children, I rarely have to use an alarm clock. THEY are my alarm clock. Those of you with children know exactly what I mean here. :) I remember the days of having to use an alarm clock and believe me...I don't miss those days one bit! There are so many different types of alarm clocks on the market today, it can be difficult to find one that fits you perfectly. I have always wanted an alarm clock that plays relaxing music or sleep sounds but finding one that doesn't cost a fortune isn't easy. My husband is the one who uses an alarm clock now and I sometimes dread hearing the loud "BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP" in the mornings. He has been elbowed once or twice because of it. :)
Today, I am going to introduce you to my brand new friend, ivee. ivee is a voice controlled talking alarm clock that comes in several sizes and is so neat!! If you are looking for a new gadget that will help you get through your day with a smile, check out ivee! Here is a bit more about ivee and their innovative technology...

ivee is one of the most advanced and intelligent speech recognition devices available. She listens and responds to your verbal commands, telling you the time, date, temperature, and much more. To get started, simply say "hello ivee" and she'll take it from there.

ivee is equipped with the latest generation NLP with speed and accuracy never before seen in a product like ivee. The NLP's processing power allows for quick and accurate recognition of commands. You're never kept waiting. It just works.

I have never owned a clock quite like ivee before and so I was very excited to receive one and see how "she" worked!
So, for this review I was sent a digit ivee to review and share with all of you. If you haven't heard of this company before, I would strongly encourage you to read on and see just how much fun this gadget is! Also, be thinking ahead towards Christmas...this would make an awesome gift for that person who has everything.
My ivee digit is black in color, with a white base. To get started, I simply plugged the clock in. It has a usb port for the plug, and can also run on 3 AAA batteries if you are travelling or going somewhere and you need an alarm clock.  It also has a clear plastic over the screen when you first take it out of the box and has clear instructions on how to get started. Really, it isn't that complicated. Here is a brief video that I created introducing you to ivee and showing you her basic functions.
As you can see, it is not difficult to use. Like I say in the video, you need to make sure that you are in a quiet environment so other noises won't interfere with the technology. ivee comes with multiple functions including sleep sounds, timers, alarms and a night light. I love the relaxing sounds that can be played at night to help soothe and get you to sleep faster. When you try to set the sleep sounds, ivee first suggests that you set the sleep timer so the clock will turn off by itself when you want it to. I love that! She also contains 30 different voice command options, which are given to you in the instruction manual.
ivee contains a National Language Processor that can understand a wide variety of accents as well as voices. My husband was hysterical when he was trying to get ivee to understand him. He didn't understand that you don't have to SHOUT at ivee to get her to work...I was in stitches listening to him interact with the clock!! :) If you look on the back of the clock, there are a number of switches that you can use to control the volume of the voice and alarm and also you can choose to touch or speak to the clock. If you don't want to use voice activation, you can turn it to Touch and press down on the top of the screen. This would be great if you are using the alarm clock and don't want to wake your spouse  by speaking...especially if you are my husband and think you have to yell at ivee.
All in all, I was impressed with ivee. It honestly took some getting used to and I was frustrated at times because she could not understand/didn't respond when I wanted her too...but it was my fault, not the clocks. I am really looking forward to replacing my current alarm clock with ivee and getting to know her better. She seems nice and I think we will get along well. :)
ivee is available in three different models: Digit, Flex and Flex Night. The Flex models have radios and 6 different sound options rather than 3.Check out their website to see which model would be best for you. Prices range from $39.99 to $59.99.  You can order directly from their website or find ivee clocks at the following stores: Brookstone, The Sharper Image, Staples, ThinkGeek and Amazon.com.

I would also like to remind you to check out ivee on Facebook and also on Twitter...stop in and visit! They will be pleased to meet you. :)

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a free ivee alarm clock for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the ivee website and email. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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