Originally published at: Last Chance to Grab a Discounted Mark II - Mycroft
As a special introductory price, the Mark II has been on sale for $349, but the discounted price is ending in 24 hours!
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Mycroft Mark II is a state-of-the-art, privacy-respecting smart speaker designed for you and your family, from kids to grandparents. At the same time, it is open hardware and software for developers and makers.
The Mark II provides a great voice experience without sacrificing privacy. Mycroft never collects any data from you unless you ask us to (opt-in rather than opt-out).
With active noise cancellation, a bright full-color touch-screen and 10W of room-filling audio, the Mark II can go head-to-head with other high-end smart speakers offered by the big-tech companies.
By default it comes with our most robust software known as Dinkum. However we are firm believers that if you buy a piece of hardware, then you should be able to do whatever you want with it.
To this end, we have released a range of Mycroft Sandbox images providing everything developers and more advanced users need to customize their Mark II, and even create their own voice projects. Mycroft Sandbox images start with a Raspberry Pi OS Lite base that can be built upon to fit your specific development needs.
We’ve also been hearing from other open voice projects about their efforts to package their software for use on the Mark II hardware as well. You can expect future blog posts exploring some of these.
Whether you want a great Mycroft experience, or are looking for an open voice development platform – you should snap up a Mark II before this sale finishes.