Comcast Received A Patent For This Smart Speaker Design

The device seems to have playback controls on the side of the speake

Online records show that Comcast first filed for the patent last year

Comcast made sure to emphasize that it was not a smart speaker.

This device looks more like a router than a smart speaker.

Comcast was reportedly looking into making some sort of health-focused speaker.

Comcast didn’t immediately respond to The Verge’s request for comment.

If the device is ever released, I’d like to see how its design translates into a tangible speaker.

Spherical shape that comes with the Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod Mini