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Meet Kevin virtual roommate, which simulates someone being at home

Meet your latest roommate, Kevin. For the people that neglected san francisco tech conference this year, a Swiss team has brainstormed a new speaker supposed to serve as a “virtual roommate” however normally designed to make it appear to be someone is at home, so burglars don’t break in — a virtual technique to Kevin McCallister’s dilemma in Home Alone, if you Will.

Kevin’s usefulness lies in the smart software program that lives within the Mitipi container software that permits it to broadcast programmable ambient sounds, emit light, and generate shadow effects. In exercise, Kevin simulates a actual person shifting around a household doing everyday tasks.


Kevin Smart Virtual Roommate Specs

First IoT device equipped with full sets of custom simulation data made with matching and corresponding visuals to ward off burglars
Simple and convenient to use – allows you to connect and control Kevin via the app or use the three physical buttons to operate all core functions (no prior tech knowledge needed)
Home-owners can record their own audio clips for Kevin to utilize – be it music from a piano, sounds of pots and pans, people talking, etc.
Core features all work in offline mode should the user prefer and device is energy efficient (peak consumption will be 60W or less)
Chipset: 32-bit Dual Core CPU for low power consumption
Storage: 4GB (Final Storage TBC)
WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/e/i, 2.4GHz up to 150Mbps
Supports: WPA/WPA2/WPA2-Enterprise and WPS
Bluetooth: Compliant with v4.2 BR/EDR and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
Light/Sensors: 2200lm in warm white (2700K), plus an additional 900lm full-color RGB Illumination Sensor
Audio: 5W (RMS) Speaker
Power Supply: Support of voltages 110-240V, 50-60Hz
Dimensions (width * height * depth): 21.2 x 10.2 x 9.2 cm (8.4 x 4.0 x 3.6″)

Kevin Smart Virtual Roommate Price

Mitipi is looking to raise $50,000 USD in its all-or-nothing campaign with Early Bird units starting at $149USD each with shipping anticipated in December 2018.