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The Ubi is an always-on voice-activated computer ready to help. Just plug it in, talk to it and it'll help you connect with your world.
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Spring Ahead


Hello Backers,

We're almost there!

We're now eeking out the final shipments of Ubis, particularly to outside of North America, where it's taken us a longer to get the adapters and arrange shipping. We haven't forgotten about you and while it may still take several more weeks to finish up with these orders, know that we hold you dear to our hearts. Merci pour votre patience! Ich danke Ihnen für Ihre Geduld.


More and more of those who have signed up for the SmartThings Beta several weeks ago are having their accounts activated with access. Once this occurs, you'll get an email acknowledging you have access. You'll then be able to connect your SmartThings accounts and be able to instantaneously activate any of your SmartThings modes just by saying them to your Ubi! You'll also be able to get your SmartThings to talk - announcing changes in state of different sensors - and being able actuate switches and outlets through voice.

We've been having fun at the office with our SmartThings integration, getting announcements when we leave or arrive at our desks. If you've been playing with the Ubi and SmartThings integration, we'd love to hear your feedback!

Some applications we've seen being built so far:

  • Announcing through the Ubi when the garage door is open 
  • Turning off lights 
  • Getting alerted whenever a cabinet door opens
  • Announcing presence

Beta API Sign Up

What if you could get your app to talk? What if your Ubi could be the voice of any Internet connected service or device and what if you could control almost anything online without having to get your phone or a computer? The API we have in the works is going to make it really easy to do this and we're getting set to give early access to those eager to test it out.

If you're interested, fill out this quick form and we should start giving access in the coming weeks.

Here's a sneak peek at what we've built:

Remind me in 5 minutes...

If you haven't tried it out yet, your Ubi can remind you of things throughout the day. Just try "Remind me in five minutes to take out the garbage" or "Wake me up at 8 AM"

Some other things to try if you haven't yet...

  • Tell me a joke (and if it involves a punchline, re-trigger and ask it about the punchline, e.g. "Why did the chicken cross the road?") 
  • Play some Daft Punk
  • Tell John he's wonderful

The best place to get quick help with the Ubi and join the forums is at

Our favorite quote:

"Ubi represents freedom from wires and devices." - Steve Wozniak

Quick Question

Would you help us answer this?

I wish my Ubi could [x]?

New videos of the Ubi

Project Ubi Odyssey

You're automatically a part of Project Ubi Odyssey. We've already granted priority access to a few people who have added their referrals. If you're interested in getting your friends to the top of the list, just fill out this quick form at

More features and updates are in the works and we're excited that you'll be a part of it!


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    1. Creator Team Ubi on March 7, 2014

      @ Grimoire: Thanks for the question. We're working to resolve this in a way that gets you your Ubi soon. We'll connect with you via email shortly.

    2. Creator Grimoire on March 7, 2014

      Can we get an update on the IC approval for Canada? Are IC approved units going to be shipping out soon?


    3. Creator CJ Siano on March 7, 2014

      >>I wish my Ubi could [x]?

      integrate with IFTTT