Arnold Schwarzenegger must lend his voice to this Terminator-inspired, Alexa-powered smart speaker

In 1984, when Terminator was first released, who would have known that exactly 33 years later the fearsome T-800 would return to us as an Alexa-powered multimedia speaker?

T 800 will be powered by Amazon's Alexa. Kickstarter

T 800 will be powered by Amazon's Alexa. Kickstarter

AC Worldwide, known for making licensed speakers in the image of iconic sci-fi characters, is coming out with a Terminator home assistant called the T 800. As you might have guessed, the speaker is inspired by the T-800.

The speaker looks like a bust of the T-800 (endoskeleton only), and isn't the first of its type. The company has previously modeled a speaker after Star Wars' Darth Vader and Halo's Master Chief.

Claiming to be its biggest project the company is seeking funds for building this speaker, which would be built to a height of 45 cm. In a video seeking funds, the founder of the company, Karl Grimsey, elaborated on the speaker, mentioning that it would have an exterior made out of polished alloy. For the hardcore Terminator fans, it will have a built-in HD camera with a red filter and placed behind one of the eyes, which glow red, by the way.

Grimsey even insists that the camera supports night vision. The streamed data can be stored in the cloud as well.

The speaker would have a 3 W tweeter and a subwoofer. Alexa will power the speaker, and, sadly, voice it as well. It's disappointing that such a cool speaker isn't to be voiced by the Terminator himself. What's the point of a Terminator-inspired speaker that doesn't say, "hasta la vista, baby" to you?

The speaker supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. An auxiliary speaker can also be paired to it. Android and iOS devices are supported.


Published Date: Jul 29, 2017 01:10 pm | Updated Date: Jul 29, 2017 01:10 pm