With all new categories, a lot of this is throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks. With this device, I'm not sure what that will be. The price point has seen quick adoption — 40,000 pre-orders so far — so there is every chance this is the first device to gain some traction in the public eye, and from there, the floodgates could open for more and more standalone devices.
But will any of them answer the critical question: what is the use case? I'm skeptical, at best.
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