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Alexa Cast: What it is and how to use it

Amazon’s Alexa Cast is a new streaming protocol that makes it even easier to stream media to Amazon’s entertainment devices. Alexa Cast is a new

Phorus PS10 review: Easily one of the best Alexa speakers out there

I’d go as far as saying it’s the best sounding Alexa speaker of its size. NAILED IT One of the best Alexa speaker designs out

Ruark Audio MRx review: Classy design with a sound to match

British audio company Ruark Audio is best known for its range of DAB digital radios, such as the rather excellent R1 MkIII. However, with more of

Amazon Echo Dot vs Google Home Mini : Here’s what to know before choosing a smart speaker.

You’ve just noticed a great price on an Amazon Echo Dot or Google Home Mini smart speaker. Should you buy one? The prices are intended

Sonos Beam review: the smart soundbar to rule them all

Pros  Excellent sound  Integrated Alexa works like a charm  Controls TV  Lovely design Cons  Not the last word in bass output Key Features Review Price:

Sonos Beam first look: The smart soundbar to rule them all?

Key Features Review Price: £399/$399 HDMI ARC Amazon Alexa support Google Assistant support (soon) Apple Airplay 2 support (soon) Sonos Beam smart soundbar – what

1More iBFree Review

Our Verdict With the launch of the 1MORE iBFree, the maker of affordable headphones has managed to produce a promising debut product for itself in

HEOS Bar Review

Pros  Plenty of connections  Nice design  Excellent sound  Easy to use Cons  Not the last word in effects steering  Could do with a little more

Havit M22 review: Rugged, outdoor Bluetooth speaker with dual 10W drivers

The Havit M22 Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker offers pretty decent bang for your buck as long as your device has an equalizer to ramp up the

Electric Jukebox Roxi review: Turn your TV into a music machine

Built for families and parties, Roxi can be slow on the draw, but it makes up for it in versatility. This music appliance connects to

JBL Link 300 review: A smart value

POSITIVES FLAC and WAV support Far-field voice recognition Google Assistant integration Great value Good sound NEGATIVES No aptX support Must be plugged in BOTTOM LINE

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 sports watch 2018: Top GPS watches for running, cycling and swimming

Whatever your needs, check out our selection of top running watches Deciding on the best sports watch for you is an extremely personal choice. Each

5 ways to get the best out of Amazon Alexa

Amazon’s Alexa turned out to be the holiday guest in millions of homes this year, and that means plenty of people getting to grips with everything their

5 must-have accessories for your new Amazon Echo

So you found an Amazon Echo under the tree, and now you’re wondering what to do next. Amazon’s best-selling smart speaker line-up was its star

Ultimate Ears Megablast and Blast Review: Alexa cuts the cord

PROS Loud, rugged speakers withstand rough treatment Alexa without the power cord is great Megablast lives up to its name in volume Charging dock is

Vinci 2.0 is a standalone hearable designed to be your perfect running partner

Hearables are a bit of a thing now. More and more companies, even big ones like Google and Apple, are looking to create voice-based devices that can help

Polk Omni S2 review

The Good: The compact Polk Omni S2 is one of the least-expensive Play-Fi multiroom speakers yet. It offers a big soundstage and lots of bass. The

Denon HEOS AVR 2017 Review

Pros Slim, elegant design Smooth, detailed sound Excellent app and polished multiroom performance Clutter-free wireless rears and sub Cons Limited scale and muscle No auto-calibration

Amazon Echo Plus review

The Good: The Echo Plus keeps the original Echo’s design (and its beloved volume ring) while adding in an aux-out jack, a Zigbee radio to control

Sonos One vs Amazon Echo: What’s the difference?

If you’ve considered buying a smart speaker in the last two years, you’ll undoubtedly be aware of Amazon’s Echo and its Alexa assistant and if you’ve ever

Smart speakers – everything you need to know

2017 will be seen as the year of the smart speaker. But what is a smart speaker? And what does it do? We give you

Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast hands-on review

Right on trend, Ultimate Ears’ new smart speakers are another portable alternative to Amazon Echo and Sonos One. We’ve long been fans of Ultimate Ears’ portfolio

Sonos One vs PLAY:1 – The 411 on the newest Alexa speaker

It’s the season of smart speakers, but the Sonos One has a strong pitch for being your voice-driven media player of choice. As we found in

Sonos One review

Pros Great sound Small and convenient Proper Alexa integration Supports Google Assistant (in 2018) Cons Alexa not fully compatible with Spotify at launch Key Features

Denon HEOS 1 & HEOS 3 Hi-Fi Wireless Speakers Review

What we liked: * Portable (we can fit both speakers in a backpack) * Powerful sound * Good design What we didn’t: * Cumbersome setup

KitSound Voice One review

Amazon appears to be taking the same approach towards its Alexa voice assistant as the Borg did in Star Trek. In that series, the alien race

Riva Festival Review

Pros Can sound better than a Sonos Play:5 Excellent mids Lots of wired and wireless options Cons Needs to be positioned carefully Subwoofer-style bass, not

Google Home Mini Review: The First Great Echo Dot Rival

THE GOOD Attractive design Inexpensive Great audio quality for size Can control Android TVs and Chromecast THE BAD Hard to see status lights from across

Sonos One vs Sonos Play:1: What’s the difference?

Sonos has announced a new speaker to its portfolio in the form of the Sonos One. The smart speaker brings integrated voice control with Amazon’s Alexa