Paranoid health home – Does This Gadget Prevent Alexa From Spying?

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Paranoid health home – what is it?

Paranoid health home is a gadget that is available in three versions and is designed to make Alexa devices bug-proof. During the health home button is attached above the microphone off button and does not switch the speaker on until you say “Paranoid” health home Wave Interfering signals that are intended to prevent undesired data transmission. With the Paranoid variant health home Max however, it is necessary to send in your own Alexa loudspeaker or to hand it in to an American service center. There experts cut the microphone cable and replace it with a paranoid blocker.

According to the manufacturer, all three gadgets evaluate data offline and, as an alternative to using Alexa devices, are also suitable for tapping protection on Google Assistant devices.

Paranoid health home Review: How Good Is The Anti-eavesdropping Gadget Really?

We think: The makers of Paranoid health home are purposefully fueling consumer fears and giving the impression that only their device can bring absolute security. The means to an end is the following promotional video, in which an aggressive alien tries to manipulate people from a smart speaker.

While, on the one hand, existing data protection fears are intensified or even caused in the first place, the Paranoid health home manufacturer announces astonishing things in the small print: There you can read that the high privacy level it specifies for the health home button only applies to people who use the Trust smart speaker mute buttons. So anyone who doubts the muting function in principle will not be able to do anything with the much-vaunted bug protection gadget.

By the way, using health home Max as an alternative is not an alternative for German users, since in this case it has to be handed in to an American support center or sent to the manufacturer in Edmonton (Alberta).

Overall, Paranoid health home’s data protection offensive sounds very tempting and is also surprisingly cheap, but it has some pitfalls, which is why we advise against buying it.

Instead, we recommend that you use proven data protection measures. Our tips for more privacy are easy to implement, protect the entire smart health home and are for the most part free of charge.

Our two specials Alexa data protection and data protection for voice assistants also offer more information on the safe use of voice control at health home.

Paranoid health home pricing and availability

All three Paranoid health home Gadgets are currently only available in the US. Its regular price is US $ 49, the introductory price is US $ 39 (approx. 34.60 euros).

More information is available on the Paranoid health home website to find.

Paranoid health home Alexa eavesdropping protection – technical details

Our comparison table shows how the three versions of Paranoid health home differ and with which devices they are compatible.

health home button

health home Wave

health home Max

Working method

Mechanical operation of the mute button

Disturbance of microphone signals

The microphone cables are cut after the device has been sent in and replaced with Paranoid Blocker

compatibility

  • Echo Dot (2nd, 3rd Gen, Kids Edition)
  • Echo Dot with clock (3rd Gen)
  • Echo car
  • Echo Show (2nd Gen)
  • Echo Show 5, 8
  • Echo Flex
  • Echo Plus (2nd Gen)
  • Echo Studio
  • Echo (1st, 2nd, 3rd Gen)
  • Echo input
  • Echo spot
  • Google health home (Mini, Max)
  • Google Nest Mini (2nd gen)
  • Google Nest (Hub, Hub Max, Wifi Point)
  • Echo Dot (2nd, 3rd Gen, Kids Edition)
  • Echo Dot with clock (3rd Gen)
  • Echo car
  • Echo Show (2nd Gen)
  • Echo Show 5, 8
  • Echo Flex
  • Echo Plus (2nd Gen)
  • Echo Studio
  • Echo (1st, 2nd, 3rd Gen)
  • Echo input
  • Echo spot
  • Google health home (Mini, Max)
  • Google Nest Mini (2nd gen)
  • Google Nest (Wifi Point)
  • Echo Dot (2nd, 3rd Gen, Kids Edition)
  • Echo Dot with clock (3rd Gen)
  • Echo car
  • Echo Flex
  • Echo Plus (2nd Gen)
  • Echo Studio
  • Echo (1st, 2nd, 3rd Gen)
  • Echo input

Privacy level according to the manufacturer

9.5 / 10

9/10

10/10

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