◎2019年5月，Spotify展示了其首個消費類硬體：一種稱為“ Car Thing”的車載語音控制揚聲器，正在美國進行測試。
◎根據向美國聯邦通信委員會（FCC）提交的文件（所有消費類電子設備均需要此文件）接露最新版的(Car Thing)。它過去看起來有點像鑰匙扣，帶有圓形螢幕，但是新版本更像是iPod Mini：細長的矩形設備和螢幕。
In May 2019 Spotify showed off its first consumer hardware: a voice-controlled speaker for in-car use called ‘Car Thing’. It was being tested with a small group of motorists in the US to get feedback for further development of the device. Now we’ve got a sense of where that feedback has led Spotify.
A filing with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – something that’s required for all consumer electronics devices – has revealed the latest version of Car Thing. It used to look a bit like a key fob, with a circular screen, but the new version is more of an iPod Mini: a slim, rectangular device and screen.
The FCC filing does not necessarily mean Car Thing is going on sale soon: Spotify told The Verge that “we’re continuing tests of a voice-controlled music and podcast device to help us learn more about how people listen to audio in the car”. But it does raise the prospect of Spotify launching its first hardware perhaps as soon as this year – although Car Thing may need to wait until more people are back commuting to offices in the US.