@mike What's your experience so far? Reading the Amazon review about the Mic+, some people are very happy and some are very disappointed, apparently. Not sure what to think...

@jonasvautherin So far I've been happy, but my expectations weren't that high. You're DEFINITELY not going to want to use it for recording of any kind. The audio quality just isn't good enough with the integrated microphone. It seems to work perfectly fine to run an assistant off of though. There's a little bit of a hiss on the integrated speakers, but you really have listen for it. The audio output on the integrated speakers isn't great, and I haven't tried pulling in external speakers yet.

@mike Sounds good! Feel free to share more feedback as you go :-). I am honesty considering a similar setup to try Mycroft!

@mike very nice!

But doesn't Mycroft also ship your voice samples to their cloud for processing? Or is it completely on-board the Pi? I.e., could it run without any kind of internet connectivity?

@fedops By default, they do use cloud services for processing. There's just too much stuff for a Pi to handle on its own. They also have an open source version of their backend, so you can install it on prem and not use their cloud services. That requires a lot more than a Pi to run, and I've never tried it myself, but theoretically you can run it on your Intranet without outside connectivity.

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