The gear has a music library of three million songs, can take memos and share updates regarding news, traffic and weather in what the firm calls ‘cinema-like sound quality’
It speaks Cantonese and Mandarin, which means it can roll into the lucrative Chinese market and get a head start on its Western rivals.
It costs $118 and answers questions, gives directions and plays music in high quality 320Kbps format
The device comes in four colours: red for prosperity, white for purity, black for money and purple because it is pretty.
In the west, Amazon is the leaders in this space. It released its Echo in 2014 – smart speaker powered by Alexa. Users can ask Alexa to do a range of activities such as request an Uber or order their usually from Dominos – and there is more than three million units in the world.
Most DingDong owners use the technology as a music player, or as someone to talk to.