Our intelligent speakers are constantly listening to us. This is not real espionage, they are waiting for orders so that they can respond when we ask a question. However, we fully understand if you feel a little uncomfortable and know that a company may be listening to every word and you are not sure if this is not the case.
Enter Alexagate. This is a $ 100 device that will fit most Amazon Amazon Alexa speakers. The idea is that it sends out ultrasound frequencies so Alexa can't hear what you're saying. If you want to summon Alexa, just tap the top of the device three times to stop the ultrasound frequency, and you can use your smart speaker easily.
Because the frequency used is outside the range of human hearing, you cannot hear it, which means that it does not interfere with your daily activities. Of course, this could negate the whole reason for using a smart speaker. However, if you are someone who really values their privacy, it may be worth taking a look.
If you want to get your hands on Alexagate, you can go to their website to find out how to buy it. At the moment, it only seems to work with Amazon's Echo devices. For other digital assistants or speakers, at least for the time being you are out of luck.
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