Actually I think it’s really good idea. Think about it form a user ‘workflow’ perspective.
Option A) a $50 dumb dock with power delivery and speakers, no assistant UI because it doesn’t exist for windows 10. Basically a pointless device unless it also functions as a PC dock (hdmi out etc)
Option B) a $100-150 smart speaker dock, all of the above (Inc hdmi out) and also a fully functioning standalone smart speaker that can also ‘project’ an assistant Ui onto a tv (via hdmi out) and also to the mini tablet via magnetic attachment and usb-c.
The smart dock although expensive if far more useful and can be used without the tablet. Basically we could build a smart speaker than when you look at it looks just like an ordinary smart speaker but the mini tablet can seemlessly be attached to it. You end up with a modularly extensible smart speaker rather than a smart dock. It’s the same thing just marketed and designed from a different angle. If the smart speaker(dock) is given the opportunity to be a self sufficent device that is part of a larger ecosystem rather than just an accesory for the tablet then it makes sense. Imagine a google home hub with detachable screen
This is why i keep saying that Eve has to make many affordable highly interoperable devices that create an ecosystem. If they muddle from one form factor to the next without any commonality apart from the logo and black colour then theyll be just another oem. If they want to be like apple then they have to think different. Eve can only work form factor at a time so there needs to be common thread so existing customers adopt new devices as well as new customers.