- The ability to change the “hot-word” to a word/phrase of my own choosing.
- The ability to “train” the device to specifically respond to only specific individuals — especially if there’s any kind of “smart-home” remote activation shit set up. (Hint: I don’t want some (B)advertising shit-clown creating a campaign based around hijacking my lights, or some shit like that.)
- The iron-clad ability to get the device to NOT be “listening” to everything – either for a predefined period of time (IE: “OK Google – go dormant for 2 hours” – or until such time as a manual key-press/code-sequence is entered.
In other words: a reasonable amount of control over the device itself.
Otherwise: fuck that noise.