The Smart Kitchen Dock from Siemens is basically a fairly simple product that should make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable. The dock is suitable for all types of tablets and smartphones, which can be placed firmly in a slot. You can then comfortably read recipes and view information about the meal or the Home Connect appliances.
However, that is the simplest use and of course also possible with your own/cheaper dock. The added value of the Smart Kitchen Dock lies in two things; gesture control and voice control. When the tablet or smartphone is connected to the dock, you can navigate in the recipes using hand gestures in front of the dock. So you can operate your smartphone or tablet even with dirty hands.
In addition, the dock has Amazon Alexa, so that you can also request information about recipes or operate the Home Connect devices via voice. Of course it is also possible to watch YouTube videos, play music or keep an eye on the Home Connect washing machine.
The Siemens Smart Kitchen Dock is expected to hit the market sometime in the coming months for a price of around 180 euros. For the time being, the dock will not yet appear on the Dutch and Belgian market, as Alexa is only supported in German, English and soon French. There are also no plans for Google Assistant support yet.