Smart speakers continue to explode in popularity, opening up all kinds of new ways of turning your home into a smart home environment. They allow you to control thousands of potential devices, including light bulbs, switches, outlets, power strips, computers, speakers, cameras, door locks, thermostats, TVs, appliances, vacuum cleaners and so much more. Since you can add a smart speaker to just about every room in your home, you never have to go far to use your voice to control these things.
Finding a place to put these speakers shouldn’t be too difficult, as they blend quite well into their environments (just as a lamp would). However, what if you want a cleaner approach, by building them into your walls or ceiling? No wires running around, just a nice flush install. It would be perfect for replacing older in-wall installs of iPod docks that nobody uses anymore.
Now thanks to Vanco, a company known for its AV products for custom installs, you will easily be able to do this using their new “Spot for Dot”. Not only is it an in-wall box and plate to house the Amazon Echo Dot with, but it is also an amplifier that can power connected speakers with. So if you already have a distributed audio system running around your home, you can use Spot for Dot to easily tap right into it without having to run any new wires through the wall.
It is around the size of a double gang outlet, helping to minimize the footprint with, and you can add as many as you want throughout the home. It keeps both aux and power connections hidden behind the plate so that everything looks neat and flush.
Now you can get rid of those old annoying static iPod solutions and replace them with the ability to tap into the internet for streaming, or the ability to Bluetooth into your audio setup from a mobile device.
It will become available in third quarter of 2018 (later this year), and you will be able to find out more by contacting one of your local custom installers. They are marketed toward these companies directly, where they will be sold to the consumer along with professional instal services. There is of course a chance that you might find it on Amazon as well, come time, if you’d like to buy it direct. Else, you can also learn more at Vanco’s website, once the information and product becomes available.