The Ubi is an always-on voice-activated computer ready to help. Just plug it in, talk to it and it’ll help you connect with your world.

Ubi is short for ubiquitous computer because it’s always on, always listening, always ready to help. It can scribe, listen, analyze. Ubi will either talk back to you the information you seek or indicate information through multi-color lights.

What can it do?

Ubi can be used for potentially hundreds of applications. The applications we plan to ship with the Ubi are:

  • Voice-enabled Internet search
  • Speakerphone
  • Indicator light (light changing based on events, e.g. weather, stock, email)
  • Home speaker system with sound piping
  • Virtual assistant (audio calendar, feed reader, podcast etc)
  • Voice memos
  • Alarm clock
  • Intercom system
  • Baby monitor
  • Noise pollution monitor
  • Controlling the climate of your home perfectly (through web enabled thermostats like Nest)

Ubi tech specs:

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 800 MHz ARM Cortex-A8 Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 802.11 b/n/g Wifi Enabled (WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption)
  • Hi fidelity speakers and omni-directional microphone
  • USB 2.0 with 5 V power supply
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Temperature, humidity, and air pressure sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • RF Transceiver Module
  • Plugs into a standard NA 110 V, 15A power outlet (world versions to be forth-coming) ¬†UPDATE: NA two-prong plug, but 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz support!
  • Dimensions (approximate): 4.0″ x 4.0″ x 1.1″

Looks awesome to us!¬† It’s a kickstarter project, but it is already funded – so sign up now and get one once it is built!