Cortana is great, especially in the car, but activating the digital assistant can be tricky some times.
No need to worry however, as gadget company Satechi has the solution.
Their new dedicated Bluetooth Cortana button will bring Cortana constantly within a finger’s reach, with the self-adhesive button being powered by a CR2016 battery which will last up to 2 years in normal use.
The gadget will work for both Windows phones and Windows 10 and only costs $22.99 , which is a lot cheaper than buying a new laptop just for a Cortana button.
“In conjunction with the highly anticipated launch of Windows 10, Satechi is excited to announce its new BT Cortana Button. The palm-sized BT Cortana Button is the ideal solution for those needing to access their Windows smartphone or computer remotely. The small device allows users to access Windows’ new virtual personal assistant, Cortana, to schedule meetings, check the weather, send text messages and more, all while remaining hands-free. Instead of users needing to turn on the ‘Hey Cortana’ feature, which actively listens to the environment and therefore drains battery, users can opt to use the BT Cortana Button to conserve battery life and stay hands-free”.
Satechi makes a similar button for Siri, so we know the device is not vapourware. It should show up for sale in August at Amazon here.