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iLuv Aud Click Review

Pros  Small size  Integrated Alexa Cons  Alexa only works on home network  So-so audio performance  Comparatively short battery life Key Features Review Price: £37/$50 Amazon

Pure Siesta Home Review

Pros  Big, bold sound  Diverse features  Very clear, big display Cons  Bass not as deep as some wireless speakers  USB charge sockets are weak Key

Sonos Beam vs Sonos Playbar: What’s the difference?

Sonos announced a new smart speaker, the Sonos Beam. The new device is half the price of existing Playbar, it’s previously offering for boosting your TV’s sound. What

Nissan Altima Edition ONE reservations launch June 15

Nissan is gearing up for the launch of the all-new Nissan Altima sedan. To celebrate the all-new vehicle, Nissan is offering a special launch version

Ring Floodlight Cam vs Maximus Camera Floodlight Comparison

Ring’s Floodlight Cam and the Maximus Camera Floodlight are two of TechHive’s top picks for outdoor smart home surveillance. They’re both great choices, but there

LG WK7 ThinQ speaker hand-on review: LG’s speaker has the smarts

With smart speakers taking many of the tech headlines in 2017, it’s no surprise to find that LG wants a slice of this pie in 2018. Say hello to

Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus and Home Assistant Pack review: A middling tablet is a poor Alexa speaker

It’s safe to say that Android tablets will never be a thing. It’s safer to say the Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus and the Home

2019 Toyota Avalon: 5 things you should know

Toyota is betting big on the 2019 Avalon, debuting controversial new styling, lashings of cabin tech, a frugal hybrid, and safety features you might otherwise

Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier review: Ingenious design, lacklustre performance

Pros Intelligent design IoT enabled with app support Doubles as a fan with good airflow Easily replaceable filter Cons Slow air purification and odour removal Body

Best Bluetooth speakers under $100

What can you do with $100? You can get some great Bluetooth speakers Bluetooth speakers under $100 are hard to shop for. Most people don’t mind

Panasonic GA10 review: Google Home, but better

The beauty about Google allowing its voice-controlled Assistant to be added to third-party speakers and headphones is great for multiple reasons: it widens the market

Motorola Focus 68 Review

Pros  Low cost  Decent mobile app Cons  Sound-detection triggers constantly  Poor website  Image quality is so-so Key Features Built-in microphone and speaker 720p sensor 110-degree

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo showdown

With the launch of the Apple HomePod, and pending the launch of a Bixby speaker, if there will ever be one, the major pieces on

Best Bluetooth Speakers 2018: The 15 you should consider

Offering a quick and easy way to stream music from your phone or tablet, Bluetooth speakers are an essential purchase for any music fan who’s

nCube Home Review

Pros  Unifies control of multiple devices into one app  Smart automation via ‘Cubes’ routines Cons  Manufacturer-provided apps are generally better  Slightly buggy interface at times

Apple HomePod: Here’s how easy getting started is

If Apple gets anything pitch-perfect with HomePod, its new smart speaker, it’s the setup process. We’ve got our hands on the Apple Music streaming speaker

Apple HomePod review: The smart sounding speaker that’s just not smart enough

The Apple HomePod is a £319/$424 speaker with Siri built-in. It plans to take on not only the much-cheaper Amazon Echo and Google Home but systems like Sonos too. Apple wants to deliver not only

Can anyone beat Amazon in the smart speaker game?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you You don’t

10 Awesome Amazon Echo Accessories You Need

Discover how to pimp your Amazon Echo with everything from Nebular Skinz to Automated Toast Making… So you’ve just got to grips with your new

Which Amazon Echo smart speaker should I buy?

Amazon is spoiling us for choice with its wide range of Echo smart speakers – we explain which Echo is best for you Amazon’s family

August Doorbell Cam Pro 2 review: This is a good-looking video doorbell

August’s latest smart doorbell is impressive, but it’s not perfect. The August Doorbell Cam Pro 2 provides a sharp, clear picture of what’s happening on

Ring Floodlight Cam review: An excellent choice—if you’re living in Ring’s ecosystem

If you’re already using one of Ring’s doorbell cameras or spotlight cams, this porchlight replacement will be a great addition. The Ring Floodlight Cam is

5 ways HomePod will beat Amazon Echo and Google Home (and 5 ways it won’t)

The battle lines are drawn. Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is finally almost here. After a month-long delay that caused it to miss the all-important holiday-shopping season, Apple

Best Smart Speakers of 2018: the Pros and the Cons

At CES 2018, the usual circus of new products, experimental devices, and moonshot projects seem to have a common undertone: AI assistants. At almost every

Amazon Echo Spot vs Echo Show: Which is the best Alexa smart display?

The Amazon Echo Spot is finally on sale in the UK. A cross between the Echo Show and Echo Dot, the Spot is intended as an Alexa-powered

Jabra Elite 65t hands-on review

Key Features Review Price: £149.99/$204 Four-microphone array Truly wireless design Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri support 5-hour battery life and 10 hours from the

Maximus Camera Floodlight review: Brand X is trying harder

It’s been around for years, but now it’s doing more to earn your attention. Pros High-quality security camera Floodlights illuminate a large area Two-way communication,

Lenovo Smart Display hand-on review: Google Assistant takes on the Amazon Echo Show

It was only a matter of time before Google answered Amazon’s call in the screen-based smart home market. The Lenovo Smart Display is exactly that: the first Google

Google Assistant could own 2018 with speakers, displays, headphones and auto integration

The Amazon Alexa platform might have been the undisputed star of CES 2017, but this year the Google Assistant is taking its own shot at

Samsung SmartThings Link for Nvidia Shield TV review: A cheap smart home hub with one inherent shortcoming

The SmartThings dongle for the The Nvidia Shield TV is less expensive than a full-sized smart home hub, but it’s capabilities aren’t quite equal. Pros