hayo

  • Hayo’s Kinect-like sensor for your home now has an API

    Hayo’s Kinect-like sensor for your home now has an API

    Sometimes I miss the Kinect. It was such a breakthrough device, yet it didn’t go anywhere. But it inspired a lot of entrepreneurs, including the team behind Hayo. This new device lets you set up virtual buttons on a table to control all your connected objects. Hayo recently announced there will be an API so developers can play with the company’s image recognition technology. Read More

  • Hayo’s motion-controlled smart home hub hits Indiegogo

    Hayo’s motion-controlled smart home hub hits Indiegogo

    Hayo’s pitch video is much better this time out. The New York-based startup had a bit of a misfire last time with a goofy and confusing promo tied to the announcement of an otherwise fairly compelling connected home product. As it readies it Indiegogo campaign, the company is doing so in much more straightforward fashion with a quick promo clip that involves bringing outsiders into… Read More

  • Hayo is what you get when you cross an Amazon Echo with a Kinect

    Hayo is what you get when you cross an Amazon Echo with a Kinect

    Hayo’s pitch video could use some work. It’s stilted and strange and has some trouble conveying precisely what the product does, owing in part to holographic representations of the product’s functionality. It’s clear that the product is different and probably compelling — but it’s not exactly clear what it does. Earlier this week, I sat down with the… Read More