Mailru Group started selling its smart speakers Group Wednesday opens sales of smart speakers "Capsule" with voice assistant "Marusia". About TASS reported the press service of the company.

"Capsule" is able to find necessary information in Internet, tell the weather forecast, to report the cost of air and railway tickets and which movies go to the movies, to tell fun facts or a quote of the day, transfer to the company. The column is integrated with the smart house systems: it can be used to control electrical appliances, sockets and other equipment.

In "Capsule" contains elements of augmented audiorealism. "When reading aloud certain fairy tales, which we regularly update, selects the appropriate column under the story sounds, special effects and background music. Function is enabled by the command: "Mary, come together to read a story" – told in the company. In addition, "Capsule" provides the function of online calls, which allows the user to account "Vkontakte" to call your friends in the social network.

According to the Vice-President Group Anna Artamonova, the company took the decision to publish a column on public sale now, even despite the closure many offline stores because of the quarantine. In such conditions, said Artamonov, users will be able to see the device that may help to organize your home-time during the isolation.

Sale limited edition "Capsules" start online in online stores "M. Video", "Coherent", "Rostelecom", "MegaFon" in the Internet-shops Ozon and AliExpress. Speaker is sold at a price of 7 990 rubles and 6 990 rubles – for those who pre-ordered on the official website of the device until April 21.

In 2018 the Russian market of smart speakers left "Yandex" with "Yandex.Station". In addition to the "Yandex" and Group, develop their own "smart" speakers in Russia are Sberbank and MTS. The column outlet from MTS is planned for the first half of this year, said earlier in the company.