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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

Sonos One hands-on review

Key Features Review Price: £299/$398 Sonos multiroom audio Trueplay room calibration Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility Sonos One hands-on: first look at Sonos’ first

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast and more

A lot of TVs nowadays have some variation of streaming service built in, but there are still plenty of us that still have “dumb” TVs.

Amazon Echo (original) vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show vs Echo (2017) vs Echo Plus vs Echo Spot: What’s the difference?

Amazon’s Echo lineup is insane at this point. It wasn’t long ago that a voice-controlled speaker and smart home assistant was the stuff of science-fiction,

Amazon Fire TV (2017) hands on review

The streaming device to beat them all? Amazon’s new Fire TV box has a fresh design, supports 4K HDR video and Dolby Atmos sound, and

Fiio X7ii review

Fiio’s X7ii is a Jack-of-all-trades. Want something that can handle high-resolution audio and also streaming services? Check. What about streaming applications and digital inputs? Check. It

Fitbit Ionic review : Meet Fitbit’s smartwatch riposte to the Apple Watch

There’s a lot that we really like about Fitbit’s first smartwatch, but ultimately the software niggles make it difficult to put it in the same

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) Review

Key Features Review Price: £169.00/$253.5 Hands-free Alexa Android with Fire OS 5 1080p screen What is the Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)? This is an

Kitsound Voice One speaker preview: First impressions of the £130 Amazon Echo competitor

Consumer electronics show IFA sees a lot of product launches, but speakers with built-in assistants, whether Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, have been announced in abundance. Panasonic and Sony have both launched

Samsung HW-MS750 Sound+ Soundbar review

OUR VERDICT Audio enthusiasts will find a lot to love with the Samsung HW-MS750 Sound+ Soundbar. With cutting edge technology like Ultra High Quality 32-bit

The Top 20 Loudest Bluetooth Speakers of 2017

Here are the top 20 loudest bluetooth speakers of 2017 that deliver some serious audio performance when it comes to thumping bass and volume output.

Marantz NR1508 review

The Good: The Marantz NR1508 offers a plethora of features and commendable performance in a compact package. Despite its small size, the receiver sounds completely

HTC U11 Alexa hands-on: What works and what needs work

This past week we’ve had some time with the HTC U11’s newest feature boost: HTC Alexa onboard. That’s Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant, but placed on

Amazon Echo: First 7 things you should do to get Alexa started

Your Amazon Echo has just arrived and you might have glanced at the quick-start guide, but beyond the basic setup, do you know what Alexa

Amazon Music Unlimited vs Prime Music: What’s the difference?

Amazon Music Unlimited Unlimited vs Prime Music: What’s the difference between Amazon’s two music streaming options? We take a look. Not only are CDs dying,

Amazon Echo Show Review: Alexa’s screen shows promise

PROS Alexa is as useful as ever Hardware is solid and soberly handsome Touchscreen-enabled apps show some promise CONS Short list of touchscreen-enabled 3rd-party Skills

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What’s the difference?

Back in November 2015 Amazon released Amazon Echo, its all-in-one speaker and assistant with Amazon Alexa voice control. And it’s not taken long for other