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Amulet Support in VoxCommando

Mon, November 15, 2010 by

VoxCommando is an independent software application that adds voice control to a number of popular media player and home automation applications — not only Windows Media Center, but also XBMC, iTunes, MediaMonkey, MediaPortal,  and EventGhost.

We’ve been working with VoxCommando’s author, James Richards, to help add direct support for the Amulet Voice Remote when used with VoxCommando.

His additions allow VoxCommando to automatically detect when the Amulet radio link is idle and turn off voice recognition to save CPU cycles. It also automatically lowers the music volume when the Amulet microphone is active, to avoid loud music interfering with spoken commands. On-screen indicators track the current microphone state to provide additional visual feedback.

If you’re interested in Amulet, but not using Windows Media Center, or using a language other than English, this is great news — you can now use VoxCommando with Amulet and get all the benefits of voice control through a convenient hand-held device.


The Digital Lifestyle Video Review

Thu, October 28, 2010 by

After seeing a demo of the Amulet Voice Remote Control at the UK Media Center User Group event in June, Ian Dixon from The Digital Lifestyle was really keen to try the remote for himself. You can see his video review of our unique Windows Media Center Accessory here.

I enjoyed watching Ian’s video and his experience with our Voice Remote. He seems cautious and formal at first, carefully unpacking and showing the viewers the details of the system. But after he has it up and running for a while, you can see his style change to one of excitement and pleasure at seeing his voice commands instantly recognised, allowing him to control his Media Center system. This follows the trend I have seen at various presentations and demonstrations. People are curious but a little sceptical, but when they see it work, and when they use it themselves, they become excited and enthusiastic about the possibilities. Seeing is believing!

Our First Review

Tue, September 21, 2010 by

It’s great to finally have the product shipping, and you know it’s hit the real world when you see the first review. Mike Garcen over at was quick out of the blocks and got his hands on the first of the first of a kind Amulet Voice Remote Control. He seemed pretty happy with the performance and quality, but that’s perhaps to be expected for a keen user. Still it’s great to get feedback and see someone enjoying a new way of interacting with their Media Center. I’d like to comment on a few of the points he made during his review.