Echo Dot

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Pros Contemporary form factor Audio upscaling of 16-bit sources Wide, musical soundstage Cons Unconvincing bass response Ineffectual Space Tune EQ CD playback can sound a

iHome iAVS16 Alarm Clock with Amazon Alexa review

The Good: The iHome iAVS16 is a functional clock with a USB charging port and near-full Alexa functionality, including music playback, traffic and weather, and —

Amazon Echo 2 review

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 was Year of the Rooster – but we’re inclined to suggest it’s also been the year of the smart speaker.

Mobvoi TicHome Mini review

OUR VERDICT A Google Home Mini alternative that you can bring anywhere, the TicHome Mini justifies its slightly more expensive asking price. FOR Portable All

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

Amazon Echo Review (2017)

Amazon couldn’t have hoped for a better response when it created the smart speaker market three years ago with the original Amazon Echo. What once seemed

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

Multi-room audio: everything you need to know

It’s easier than ever to fill your home with music, thanks to simple, affordable wireless speakers that can combine to make feature-packed, voice-controlled multi-room music

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

Amazon Echo Dot v Google Home Mini: The affordable smart speaker brouhaha

Which impulse-buy speaker is for you? For the longest time, the only affordable way to get into the smart home game was to lean onto

Google Home Max vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home: What’s the difference?

After releasing a lone Home smart speaker in 2016, Google added two new products to the mix in 2017 in the form of the Home

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

Amazon Echo vs Sonos One: Battle of the smart speakers

The Amazon Echo was the original smart speaker. There have been countless rivals and imitators, but it remains one of the most popular options for anyone wanting

Google Home Mini hands-on review

Google’s line-up of smart speakers has trebled and now offers small, medium and large options. We’ve been hands-on with the baby of the bunch, the

Amazon Echo Spot preview: Smart alarm clock or so much more?

Amazon has revealed its new Echo Spot as it makes a major refresh of its portfolio of Echo devices. Not only is there a new Echo and

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 Echo (2017) and Amazon Echo Plus hands on review

Amazon is aiming to major on sound quality despite an ultra-low price with its new Echo and Echo Plus speakers. Amazon’s continued effort to put Alexa

And finally: Apple Watch Series 3 is selling faster than expected

The odds and ends of the week In the wake of Apple’s big week, we got a whole bunch of new product revelations – both

And finally: Blackberry and Timex might be working on a smartwatch together

All the other news of the week Welcome to the end of Apple week. The Cupertino company came out and announced the Apple Watch Series

Google Home and Chromecast vs. Amazon Echo and Fire TV: Which is the best hands-free TV experience?

Watching TV no longer requires a remote–at least in certain circumstances. Let’s be honest: Reaching for the remote while watching TV isn’t a major inconvenience.

Yamaha YAS-706 MusicCast soundbar review: A perfect addition to any MusicCast setup

You’ll love this soundbar if you use the MusicCast app and have other MusicCast speakers. It’s slightly less compelling when judged soley as a soundbar.

iHome iAVS1 Bedside Speaker Review: Don’t Make Time for This Echo Clock

THE GOOD Works with first- and second-generation Echo Dots Includes a USB port for charging a phone THE BAD Battery backup is not for Echo

Amazon Echo Show vs Amazon Echo: The battle of the Alexa-powered flagships

It’s time for show or tell For a long while, Amazon Echo speakers were just that – speakers. All you could do with Alexa is

The Top 20 Best Wireless Speakers of 2017

Here are our top picks for the best wireless speakers that deliver superb sound performance, long lasting battery life and high quality wireless music streaming.

iHome iAVS1 Bedside Stereo Speaker for Echo Dot Review

PROS Easy to setup Second USB port for charging a phone Alexa is louder CONS Audio quality isn’t a huge step up Expensive Black version

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

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Element EL4KAMZ17 series (Amazon Fire TV Edition) review

The Good: The Element Fire TV with Alexa delivers better built-in voice controls than any TV available, including search, playback control and smart-home command. It

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 Dash Wand review: A home shopping device made for a not-too-distant future

The Amazon Dash Wand won’t solve your pantry problems just yet, but it’s a cool device at a killer price. Pros Compact, refrigerator-friendly design. The