Meet Milo, the First Combination Smart Speaker and Home Hub with Z-Wave Plus and the Google Assistant

The Milo Smart Home Speaker (Milo) by Hogar Controls claims to be the first combination smart speaker and home hub to include support for Z-Wave Plus; it also adds multi-platform access for Zigbee, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices. Milo’s integrated smart hub feature also works with the Google Assistant, so you can ask questions, control devices throughout your home, stream music and more.

Milo leverages the Z-Wave ecosystem for control of smart home devices including lights, shades, locks, thermostats, garage door openers and more; Milo also works with the Google Assistant, so it can stream music, news, weather and more. Milo can be both a hands-free speaker or one-touch controller of a user’s favorite scenes.

Milo is an all-in-one device with Z-Wave Plus hub functionality that works with the Google Assistant for voice control and streaming and on-board one-touch scene control built into the glass top. Features include:

  • Smart speaker with built-in Z-Wave Hub featuring on-board touch controller
  • Works with the Google Assistant
  • Connectivity: Z-Wave Plus, Zigbee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Z-Wave, featuring latest Z-Wave Security S2 framework and ability to connect hundreds of devices
  • Zigbee 1.2Hz  — connect with popular Zigbee devices
  • Bluetooth 4.0-audio streaming
  • Integrated three-microphone array for superior far field hands-free use voice recognition
  • Integrated amplified high excursion speaker with 2″ driver and dual 2″ passive radiators to deliver clear highs and deep bass
  • Controls hundreds of smart home devices through cloud to cloud integration within a home
  • Glass top with back lit one-touch scene control buttons and volume slider
  • Mic mute and unmute, configuration button
  • Lux Sensors on top of device for triggering different scenes
  • Rolled with fabric, with aluminum brim and black touch glass — available in light gray and black with other colors to come
  • DC 12V Powered
  • Compact 3.94” height x 3.35” width lightweight — less than 450 grams/1 pound
  • Includes all-in-one mobile app for control of locks, lights, sensors, thermostats, music and more

Milo by Hogar Controls will be available in Q1 2018 for $149. Here are the details.