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  • "I can’t get enough of Fire HD 10’s hands-free Alexa feature."

    Jeffrey Van Camp,
  • "Last year, we introduced Alexa hands-free on the Fire HD 10 and customers are loving it—in fact, the Fire HD 10 is now our highest-rated Fire tablet"

    Kevin Keith, Amazon Devices General Manager
  • "Faceprint and Voiceprint on the LG V30, they both work really well. I especially like the ‘Face Unlock’ feature."

    Joe Fedewa, Phandroid
  • "The most exciting addition to the Fire HD 10 is the "Alexa Hands-free" mode."

  • "Using Alexa on the Fire HD 10 (2017) is just as easy as it is on the Echo, simply utter her name and then ask or command."

    Simon Hill, TechRadar
  • "The Ecobee4 is the new smart thermostat to beat (Nest who?) "

  • "Even with music blaring, the Sonos One will recognize the Alexa hotword without you having to shout"

    Chris Welch, The Verge
  • "LG has provided various security options so you don’t have to use the fingerprint scanner if you don’t want. You can also unlock the phone with your face, the old school Knock Code or even your voice."

    Chris Martin, TechAdvisor
  • "The Moto Z2 Play takes voice commands a step can do things with a “show me” command...without unlocking or even touching the phone. It only works with my voice for security."

    Dan Seifert, The Verge
  • VoiceGenie users will be able to chat with Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, or Alexa anywhere -- totally hands-free. You just speak the wake word.

  • Ecobee4 Review: The First Smart Thermostat with Alexa

    Tom's Guide
  • VoiceGenie, a solution that allows most wireless headphones to utilize the power of Amazon’s Alexa on the go

    Android Headlines
  • VoiceGenie delivers low-powered speech recognition technology to wireless headphones and headsets.

  • VoiceGenie could change the way we interact with the devices already firmly embedded in our lives -- and it could make voice assistants just as integral.

  • Amazon is relying on voice models that are key components of Sensory’s speech recognition suite.

    Business Intelligence
  • Sensory is enabling what it calls “wakeup words” — that is, terms and phrases that trigger the always-on listening that is a hallmark of assistants like Google Now and Siri — on devices that integrate Amazon’s Alexa.

    Digital Trends
  • Sensory, which focuses on voice recognition, teams up with Alexa's creators to make it easier for third-party developers to create voice-activated devices.

  • Sensory won Best Innovation in Deep Learning at the Alconics awards; First Place in Mobile Security and Privacy at the CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards; and Star Performer at the Speech Industry Awards, where CEO Todd Mozer also won a Luminary Award.

  • Samsung Partners With Sensory For Face/Voice Biometrics
  • Say out loud 'GoPro, start recording' and the camera starts recording, no fuzzing with buttons.

    Geoffrey Fowler, Wall Street Journal
  • …it works well even at a distance. You just shout "okay Garmin," the lights on the camera will blink, and then you can tell it to do things like start or stop recording, or take a photo.

    The Verge
  • Huawei also created this cool feature to help you find your phone more quickly. It’s called voice wake up, and you can ask your phone “Where are you?” or some other phrase, and your phone will respond, saying, “I’m here,” and play music until you find it.

    Malarie Gokey,
  • The best upgrade to the controls, though, has to be voice control...The Hero5 Black understands seven languages.

    Brent Rose, Wired
  • Most notably though, this new shooter supports voice commands, letting you control it via phrases such as, ‘Okay Garmin, start recording.’

  • GoPro added voice controls for starting and stopping recordings, snapping photos and even tagging highlights in your clips by saying "That was sick!" and "Oh sh*t!" It works really well, and there are currently 10 commands and support for seven languages.

    Sean O'Kane, The Verge
  • So if the cloud’s not private, how can your TV respond to voice commands? Simple. Use speech-recognition services that are baked right into the TV – no cloud required.

    Ted Kritsonis, Digital Trends
  • Voice commands are where both Hero 5 cameras flex their smarts.

    Geoffrey Fowler, Wall Street Journal
  • One of the coolest features on the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 is the ability to use your voice to control the camera.

  • Of particular interest is the fact that TrulySecure is an on-device biometric identification system that does not rely on a connection to the cloud. Many users prefer this approach because they do not wish for their biometric data to be replicated and stored outside of their personal devices.

    Max Maxfield, EE Times
  • TrulySecure works by watching and listening as you repeat a passphrase a couple times. The system tracks the way your lips move and registers the unique attributes of your voice.

    Josh Ong, The Next Web
  • Given Qualcomm’s prominence as a mobile technology developer and the technological advancement on display in its latest offerings, the partnership reflects very well on the confidence the company has in Sensory’s technology.

    Alex Perala, Mobile ID World
  • With touchless control, Motorola and Google upped the ante.

    Eric Mack, CNET
  • Speech recognition company Sensory is expanding into the computer vision space with a new smartphone security client that uses both voice and face recognition to lock down your phone.

    Kevin Fitchard, Gigaom
  • MotoX is a fantastic phone with many great features. My favorite is Touchless Control… Ask it the weather, to call a friend or do a Google search, and it'll just do it, and you never have to touch the phone.

    Pete Pachal, Mashable
  • Sensory is continuing to exhibit leadership in handsfree control by allowing a secure multimodal biometric that doesn’t require touching devices to make them work.

    Dan Miller, Opus Research
  • Touchless the most useful feature [on Moto X].

    David Pogue, NY Times
  • The defining feature of the Moto X is it’s a virtual ear, always straining to hear its owner’s voice say three magic words that will rouse it to action: "Okay, Google Now."

    Steven Levy, WIRED
  • The phone [Moto X] has all the standard features expected of today’s top smartphone, with a twist: the ability to control the phone by talking to it, without lifting a finger.

    The New York Times
  • The voice-response system, called BlueGenie is surprisingly accurate for such a small device. It's better than the voice system in my Blackberry phone.

    US News and World Report
  • [BlueGenie is] an intuitive voice control system...the finest voice recognition user interface we've seen.

    Good Gear Guide
  • Sensory is trying to revolutionize voice and speech recognition by creating TrulyHandsfree, which looks to evolve our interactions with our smart devices.

    Talk Android
  • It may not seem like much, but that little detail of getting the phone to wake up via a voice command - which Sensory calls ‘TrulyHandsfree’ - is one of the trickiest.

  • With its dual biometric factors, AppLock comes closer to the security-and-convenience ideal than I've ever seen.

    Mike Feibus, usatoday

International Sales

Sensory is represented globally by a group of highly qualified and carefully selected sales consultants. Our certification & training process through our Sensory, Inc. University is designed to ensure that our customers receive the highest level of support for all their voice recognition project needs.

Our International Representatives can advise customers on all of the Sensory product lines; from hardware to software, application specific ICs, to custom design products such as the RSC-4x. Sensory Sales representatives operate from the same pricing structure worldwide, which helps guarantee pricing consistency.

Sensory is not only represented globally by sales consultants, but also by groups of *Sensory Authorized and non-affiliated design houses. These uniquely qualified representatives help provide assistance in managing your voice recognition project from concept to production.

If you  are interested in becoming a Sensory partner, please contact:


Sensory, Inc.
735 SW 20th Place, Suite 120
Portland, OR 97205
Tel: 503-546-6378


Contact: Gianluca Donnini
Tel. +5511981793843
São Paulo (SP) – Brazil

China & Hong Kong

Contact: San Yuen
Unit D, 9/F, Por Yen Building
No. 478 Castle Peak Road
Lai Chi Kok
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Mobile : +852-9670-7228
Direct : +852-2776-1848
Tel : +852-2776-1229
Fax : +852-2776-1680

Cyberworkshop Limited
Contact: Stanley Chan
Unit D, 9/F, Por Yen Building
No. 478 Castle Peak Road
Lai Chi Kok
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel : +852-2646-2727
Fax : +852-2776-1680


Redtree Solutions Ltd
Contact: Mark Taylor
PO Box 3445,
SL6 2YY,
Tel: +44 (0) 7785 330321


Nugenix Systems
Contact: Aditya Marathe
11/418-1-2, Marathe Bunglow
Near Laxmi Process
Ichalkaranji – 416115
Cell: +91-88888 53821
Fax: +91-230-2435103


Verbal Machines Ltd.
Contact: Nir Dvash
Gallery 16, Aniam, 1249500, Israel
Tel: 972-54-4413636

*Sensory Authorized Design House


Sensory Design House Only
Contact: Nicola Canelli
Largo Ciardelli
56122 Pisa (PI)
Tel: +39.050.960519
Fax: +39.0587.670936

*Sensory Authorized Design House


Contact: Osamu Kurihara
1-26-28 Nakashirane, Asahi-ku
Yokohama-shi, Japan 241-0004
Phone: 045-958-1730
Fax: 045-958-1731
Mobile: 090-8018-0677


ReignCom Tech Ltd.
Contact: Peter Jeong
H/P : 82-10-9472-3776
#A-1201, Woolim Lions Valley 5,
144-3, Sangdaewon-Dong, Jungwon-Gu, Sungnam-Si,
Kyunggi-Do 462-739 Korea
Tel : 82-2-525-7942
Fax : 82-2-525-9172

Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia

Contact: Sales Manager
2 Ang Mo Kio Street 64
Econ Buidling #02-01E
Singapore 569084
Tel: 65-6282 0070
Fax: 65-6555 6782