Harnessing the Power of Pocket to Google: An Article by Red Szell

Jun 02, 01:50 PM
In this week’s blog, Red shares his experience of getting to grips with the new RealSAM smart speaker service. As a self confessed ”technophobe”, he’s put our sign up processes to the test!

A few months ago, if you’d told me that I would be happily using cutting edge technology, and writing articles about it, I would have laughed and said, ‘in my dreams!’! But such is the transformation that the arrival of Pocket has made to my life. Its simple to use voice commands have revolutionised the way I enjoy my audiobooks, podcasts and radio stations and reintroduced me to the joy of newspapers and magazines. But more importantly it has made me feel more included in our increasingly digital world. The change has even been noticed by my colleagues at RNIB Connect Radio, where in meetings I feel, and act, far less like the analogue dinosaur I used to be.

So, when RealSam asked me whether I would like to test drive a new Google Home device for them I leapt at the chance.