Capsula Mini

Get Smart

CAPSULA MINI is a highly affordable compact smart assistant with a softly rounded visual language that sits comfortably in the home. The donut-shaped form of the smart assistant is driven by the need to incorporate an intuitive LED feedback display and a physical touch interface. The voice- and touch-activated device acts as a hub for the smart home, and can be used to control other smart products, play music, and interact with a variety of Mail.ru applications.

Capsula Mini revolutionises the smart assistant experience by creating a fun, friendly presence in the home. This is mainly achieved by the seven-segment display that anthropomorphises the device to express the emotions of the Mail.ru voice assistant Marusya through two eyes and a nose. By creating a character that users can seemingly befriend and communicate with, the high-tech device becomes engaging and intuitive to use for everyone from children to adults.

Client

Mail.Ru

Sector

Audio

Year

2021

Disciplines

Strategic research
Industrial design
Colour, material and finish
Engineering
Design for manufacture
Art direction