Echo Dot

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

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

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

Amazon Echo vs Show vs Dot vs Tap: which is best smart home speaker for you?

Honestly, not everyone needs an Amazon Echo. Sure, it’d be nice. But most of us don’t have $179 (£150, around AU$230) burning a hole in

Amazon Dash Wand: What you can and can’t do with this Alexa device

A few years ago, Amazon quietly announced a new gadget, the Dash Wand, but it’s taken until now to give it a wider, official launch.

Best Smart Speakers: Amazon Echo, Google Home and More

Put a Virtual Assistant in Your Home There’s a good chance that your first smart home device will be a smart speaker. For one, it

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

Tivoli Audio Model One Digital review: Big sound from a small footprint

It’s a little short on extra features, but it sounds beautiful whether it’s streaming music from services like Spotify and Tidal or from your own

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

Amazon Echo vs Apple HomePod vs Google Home: the battle of the smart speakers

Apple has unveiled the new Apple HomePod, its play into the smart speaker space that’s coming later this year for $349 (about £270 or AU$460).

Apple HomePod vs Amazon Echo: How do they compare?

APPLE HOMEPOD VS AMAZON ECHO Apple has just launched the HomePod, which means it’s finally joined the AI battle for your home. It’s a bit

Ninety7 Vaux Review: Echo Dot speaker-battery cuts Alexa’s cord

PROS Affordable upgrade for Echo Dot owners Better microphone performance than Amazon Tap Volume gets loud CONS 5-6 hour battery life is only average Audio

HTC U11: Everything you need to know

While you were probably sleeping, HTC took the covers off the new HTC U11. The company’s latest flagship Android smartphone borrows the style of the

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show: What’s the difference?

The original Amazon Echo lineup of tiered-speaker heights reminded us of Starbucks coffee sizes (grande, venti, and trenta), but now, it’s added a two more

Amazon Echo vs Google Home – which is better?

Two internet giants are competing to be at the heart of everything you do – from playing music, online shopping and searching the web to

Sonos Playbase review

PROS Good looks, solid build Seamless app integration Sonos app is still be best remote app ever Responsive touch keys Can be expanded with extra

Fabriq Speaker Review : Alexa to Go, for Less

THE GOOD Alexa inside 5-hour battery Good bass for a small speaker THE BAD Weak treble No waterproofing or ruggedness No hands-free voice control VERDICT

Pure Evoke C-F6 review

OUR VERDICT From its wide array of connectivity and playback options to a connected app that’s actually worth using, the Pure Evoke C-F6 is a

Control4 EA-1 Home Automation System Review

PRICE $600 AT A GLANCE Plus 50 context-sensitive programmable buttons on remote IR, serial, and IP-based control Amazon Alexa voice-control integration Minus Controller generates a

Eero Wi-Fi System review

THE GOOD: The Eero Wi-Fi system can create a large seamless Wi-Fi network with reliable internet access. The hardware is well designed, easy to use

Jam Voice Bluetooth Speaker with Amazon Alexa review : Leave this one on the shelf

The JamVoice’s speaker is better than what you get with an Amazon Echo Dot, but that benefit is negated by the need to push a

Nvidia Shield review

PROS Small, compact design Controller and remote included 4K and HDR support GeForce Now cloud streaming is great Best TV box for gaming CONS Smart