Example of bad user experience: 5 am, voice says “recharge battery soon” loudly enough to wake me up. Repeats at random intervals.
I spent 5 minutes in the garage trying to find *which* device was doing this (and smash it with a hammer). There are all sorts of devices (drills, saws, welder, etc) and it could come from anywhere and I cannot *quite* locate the stupid voice. But nor could I easily get back to sleep as I would be reminded every few minutes with *bzzzzz* “recharge battery soon”.
- Who thinks we want non-essential rechargeable devices to speak to us? Sure, the smoke detector is a good candidate for a voice telling me to change the batteries.
- Why wouldn’t it say “Hey, it’s the drill, recharge me”
- 5am? Smart enough to talk to me but not smart enough to wait to a decent hour?
This is the kind of thing that assures me that the makers of whichever device woke me up have *never* in fact had the device in their own homes.