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Los Angeles – December 4, 2013 – Interactive Voice, a pioneer in voice-controlled electronics, is excited to announce that its newest Internet-connected device, ivee Sleek, is now available for retail purchase, shipping to Staples nationwide this month. 

Unveiled at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, ivee Sleek is the first Wi-Fi voice-activated assistant for the home that answers questions, obeys commands and controls other Internet-connected devices. Via the exclusive “my ivee” portal, users can easily connect ivee to their favorite Wi-Fi devices and view them through their computer, tablet or smartphone.

With more and more devices entering the steadily growing connected home market, which houses the potential to hit a global market value of $10 billion by 2014, according to ABI Research, ivee Sleek’s hit the ground running with an innovative and untapped niche. ivee offers users the ability to create a true connected home, one in which multiple devices run synchronously, but she doesn’t stop there. ivee Sleek expands upon the beginnings of voice recognition and personal assistant technology experienced through mobile phones and takes it to unprecedented level to create an artificial intelligence system that allows users to control their connected homes through simply the use of their voices.

At launch, ivee Sleek will understand and answer questions within 33 categories ranging from time and weather to stock prices, radio settings and more.  Just say "hello ivee," and ivee Sleek will prompt you for a command. As soon as you start talking, ivee begins turning your words into actions. And, because her technology is cloud-based, she will continuously grow, becoming smarter and more personalized to both her owner and her surroundings. 

ivee Sleek currently works with platform solutions from iControl Networks, through which she has the ability to control other internet-connected devices, such as Wi-Fi thermostats, locks, smart plugs, security cameras and more. Come January, ivee Sleek will become integrated with Staples Connect. ivee is also currently working on partnerships that will allow her to control even more devices on her own.

For additional information on ivee Sleek’s exciting capabilities, please visit: http://www.helloivee.com.

To purchase ivee Sleek ($229.99 MSRP), please visit helloivee.com to preorder or visit your local Staples. 

About ivee

ivee (Interactive Voice Inc.) was founded in 2011 as a consumer-focused, voice-control electronics company. ivee works at the intersection of artificial intelligence, speech recognition, natural language understanding, and the Internet of Things. Since 2011, ivee has made voice-activated alarm clocks, which can be found at stores like Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, and Brookstone.

For more information about ivee, please visit the company's website at helloivee.com.

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Los Angeles – June 26, 2013 – She’s alive! Interactive Voice, a pioneer in voice-controlled electronics, is thrilled to announce its Kickstarter campaignlaunched on June 18, 2013 surpassed its $40,000 fundraising goal for ivee Sleek in less than 30 hours. ivee Sleek is the first Wi-Fi voice-activated assistant for the home that answers questions, obeys commands and controls other Internet-connected devices. Entering the ninth day of the campaign, ivee Sleek has more than doubled her original goal with nearly 500 backers and more than $86,000 already pledged.

Fans of voice-activated technology might remember Moshi, the original voice-activated talking alarm clock from the same innovators who now bring you ivee Sleek, Moshi’s way cooler and smarter little sister.

“We were proud of Moshi’s success, but ivee Sleek finally fulfills our true vision of a connected virtual assistant device for the home,” said Jonathon Nostrant, founder of ivee. “Hitting our new stretch goal will give us the resources to connect ivee with so many more Internet-connected devices and smarthome platforms.”

Since ivee Sleek reached her original goal, Interactive Voice announced today a stretch goal of $150,000 for the campaign along with a new $249 Voter’s Choice pledge reward!

Announced today, the new $249 pledge reward will allow backers to vote for which products ivee Sleek will connect with first.

“In the last year we’ve seen so many Internet-connected devices and platforms come to market. Because there are so many choices, we decided to let our backers choose which devices ivee will connect with first,” continued Nostrant. Backers of the new $249 pledge will be able to vote for ivee’s connectivity by choosing a list of their top three choices. Products like FitBit, Lockitron, WiThings, and SmartThings, have already been listed, but if there is an option that’s not on there, no problem, the ivee team is open to making any device work with ivee, as long as it has an open API (application programmer interface).

ivee Sleek ($199 MSRP) will begin shipping in October 2013. When she ships, she will come equipped with her first batch of applications, including: alarms, weather, stocks, sleep sounds, bedtime stories and much more. Additionally, ivee’s online dashboard will allow users to personalize their experience with ivee and connect ivee Sleek to many third party smart home devices like thermostats, locks, lights, plugs, vacuums, and more.  

The funding period for the ivee Sleek Kickstarter campaign ends on Sunday, July 21 at 1:46 a.m. EDT and, at this funding rate, she is slated to raise an estimated $383,000.

Read more about the exciting features of ivee Sleek by clicking on the following links:

Kickstarter Page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ivee/ivee-sleek-wi-fi-voice-activated-assistant

More information about ivee and the company's line of voice-controlled electronics can be found at www.helloivee.com. Connect with ivee on Facebook at www.facebook.com/helloivee and on Twitter at  www.twitter.com/helloivee.

For media inquiries, please contact Jessie Barrett at jessieb@lotus823.com.

Los Angeles – June 18, 2013 - Interactive Voice, a pioneer in voice-controlled electronics, today launched a Kickstarter campaign to gain support for its newest Internet-connected device, ivee Sleek. Unveiled at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, ivee Sleek is the first Wi-Fi voice-activated assistant for the home that answers questions, obeys commands and controls other Internet-connected devices.

After a successful unveiling at the 2013 CES in January, Interactive Voice got to work on delivering the virtual assistant experience that tech enthusiasts have been waiting for.

“Our customers have been asking us for a smart, Internet-connected ivee for years,” said Jonathon Nostrant, founder of ivee. “We now have all the technologies in place to launch ivee Sleek, and we saw Kickstarter as the best platform to bring her to life.”

Kickstarter supporters will gain early access to product availability and backer-only updates as ivee Sleek makes her way to market. Pledge packages range from $1 to $10,000, offering benefits like sample products and free shipping. The first 50 supporters who pledge $199 or more will have their names and bios entered into ivee’s knowledge bank! This means when those 50 pledgers ask ANY ivee in the world, for example, “who is John Smith?” ivee will respond with a short bio that John Smith has written about himself.

The first five backers who pledge $10,000 or more will get to experience an all-inclusive seven day trip and factory tour in Asia! ivee will fly these select backers out to meet the ivee team in Hong Kong for dinner and a night on the town. The next day the group will head to Shenzhen to visit the ivee factory and tour the manufacturing floor. Backers will then have a chance to pick any ivee (in either pearl white or night black), as she is being made right before their eyes!  

ivee Sleek ($199 MSRP) will begin shipping in October 2013. When she ships, she will come equipped with her first batch of applications, including: alarms, weather, stocks, sleep sounds, bedtime stories and much more. Additionally, ivee’s online dashboard will allow users to personalize their experience with ivee and connect ivee Sleek to many third party smart home devices like thermostats, locks, lights, plugs, vacuums, and more.  

Read more about the exciting features of ivee Sleek by clicking on the following link:
Kickstarter Page
: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ivee/1042353389

More information about ivee and the company's line of voice-controlled electronics can be found at www.helloivee.com. Connect with ivee on Facebook at www.facebook.com/helloivee and on Twitter at  www.twitter.com/helloivee.

For media inquiries, please contact Jessie Barrett at jessieb@lotus823.com.