Use your voice to play a song, order groceries, and check the news, then switch between music, calls, and real-world conversations, without skipping a beat or touching your phone
Boston, MA (December 14, 2016) – ONVOCAL™, a software and hardware innovator focused on enhancing mobile entertainment, communication and commerce experiences, launched OV today, the first intelligent headphone that connects you to the physical and digital worlds through the power of voice and sound.
With the tap of a button, OV allows you to easily interact with your favorite voice assistants including Amazon Alexa, Siri and Google, unlocking a world of entertainment, communication, shopping, on-demand services, information and more. Plus, you can use OV with Amazon Alexa to access Amazon Music Unlimited, Prime Music, Audible, Kindle books, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn Radio1, all controlled by the sound of your voice.
“We’re excited to work with ONVOCAL to bring Alexa to the all-new OV headphones—the first headphones available with the Alexa voice service built in,” said Aaron Brown, Director, Amazon Voice Services. “Now customers can use their OV headphones to access over 5,000 Alexa skills such as Lyft, Domino’s, and 7 Minute Workout. Plus, if they’re on the go, they can use Alexa to quickly check for nearby movie show times, manage their shopping lists, control their smart home and much more—all just by using their voice. We can’t wait for our customers to try this out.”
OV’s patented and patent pending innovations include a unique and useful suite of intelligent Sound Controls. OV is the only headphone to offer Ambient, Voice and Chat sound controls so you can boost, block, mix and customize exactly what you hear. The Ambient control allows you to hear what’s happening around you in true binaural 3D sound. The Voice control allows you to hear your own voice in real time for better calls, voice commands and even for singing along to your favorite tunes. A double-tap of the Chat button automatically dips music volume and turns on Ambient and Voice, which means you don’t need to remove earbuds to have a face-to-face conversation with the fight attendant, barista, friend or colleague.
OVfeatures the finest audio components including balanced armature speakers tuned to deliver rich, powerful bass, smooth vocals, and crystal clear detail. And when you need to be heard, a pair of beam-forming microphones reduces background noise when making calls or talking to voice assistants.
“We created OV to make daily life easier and more enjoyable,” said Bob Spaner, President of ONVOCAL. “We’re passionate about sound and driven by creating seamless user experiences that connect us to each other and a vast array of cloud services. OV doesn’t just let us listen to high fidelity music on the go, OV empowers us to control a world of content, information, services, and communication with the sound of our voice.”
For the best OVexperience and access to Amazon Alexa, download the free OV app, available for Android and iOS. Use the OV app for fine adjustments of Audio, Ambient, and Voice levels for music and phone calls alike.
ONVOCAL is a company who builds advanced acoustic software and hardware solutions for mobile entertainment, communications, and commerce, and is headquartered in Northborough, MA. In 2016, ONVOCAL debuted OVTM, the world's first intelligent headphone available with untethered access to Amazon's Alexa Voice and Music Services and ONVOCAL’s patented and patent pending intelligent Sound Controls. Everyday, ONVOCAL’s seasoned team of engineers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs are singularly focused on delivering innovations that make daily life easier and more enjoyable.
Contact: Moon Vitiello
1. Access to Amazon Alexa Voice Services on OV, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn Radio requires a free Amazon account. Access to Prime Music requires an Amazon Prime account. Access to Amazon Unlimited Music, Audible, and Kindle on OV requires a subscription to any or all of these services.