Enhancing our lifestyles is something that many of us are looking to do, and a lot of people have already begun investing in smart devices and systems for their homes. The current world we live in is changing because of the pandemic, and many of us have to stay indoors and work from home. The more we’re at home, the more we’re looking to our devices to help us out, which is why voice control has become increasingly popular in the last couple of months.

Germs are at the forefront of everyone’s minds at the moment, so it’s no surprise that people are looking for new ways to avoid them. Frequent hand washing and surface disinfecting are necessary, but people have begun wondering if there are other ways to protect ourselves.

Previously, voice control was seen as something handy and convenient in other ways – for example, if someone is cosy in bed and had forgotten to turn off the lights, they can verbally ask the system to switch them off for them. Another example is cooking; when your hands are full from cooking or they’re too sticky to touch your device, voice control was seen as the handy way to get things done.

Currently, many people are investing in voice control systems and home assistants to reduce the amount of contact members of the family will have with surfaces. It might seem strange, but think about how many things you touch every day – light switches, remote controls, tablets and smartphones, door handles, tables, and more. Voice control enables you to turn the heating on, turn off the lights, turn up the music and whatever else you need, without ever having to touch a thing. By touching your devices and surfaces less frequently, you are lessening the risk of transferring germs and viruses.

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