pointerAirPods e Siri

A Ben Bajarin le nuove AirPods di Apple sono piaciute molto; non solo come cuffiette con cui ascoltare la musica, ma soprattutto come metodo d’interazione con Siri:

It is remarkable how much better Apple’s Siri experience is with AirPods. In part because the microphones are much closer to your mouth and, therefore, Siri can more clearly hear and understand you. I’m not sure how many people realize how many Siri failures have to do the distance you are from your iPhone or iPad, as well as ambient background noise and the device’s ability to clearly hear you. Thanks to the beam forming mics and some bone conduction technology, Siri with the AirPods is about as accurate a Siri experience I’ve had. In fact, in the five days I’ve been using the AirPods extensively, I have yet to have Siri not understand my request.

Going further, the noise canceling built into the AirPods is impressive as well. I’ve intentionally created noisy environments to test the AirPods and Siri to see how it handles loud situations. Perhaps the most intense was when I turned my home theater system to nearly its peak volume, blasted Metallica and activated Siri. Remarkably, it caught every word and processed my request.

Come nota Ben, Siri suppone tuttora che l’utente si trovi vicino o abbia a disposizione uno schermo – dato che a molte richieste risponde di dare uno sguardo all’iPhone.

Sarà interessante osservare gli sviluppi futuri di Siri, che dovrebbe somigliare di più ad Alexa e Google Home: due sistemi privi di alcuna interfaccia grafica, che prevedono che l’utente non venga distratto da schermi. Mentre Siri su un Mac o un iPhone è infatti un’aggiunta interessante, su AirPods è l’unico sistema d’interazione.