Echo Dot

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

The best Amazon Alexa devices : Our pick of an ever-growing range of connected tech using Alexa Voice Service API

If there was a theme of CES 2017 it was Alexa-enabled smart tech. If Alexa hasn’t invaded your home yet, expect her to do so

Samsung SmartThings review

PROS Simple-to-use app Incredibly flexible Powerful developer community CONS No easy way to disable alarm without the app or Presence Sensor Third-party integrations can be

Emerson Sensi review

THE GOOD: Emerson’s $160 Sensi Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat costs less than many other smart-home models, its button interface and app are thoughtfully arranged and it works

Living with Google Home review

The Google Assistant has been bundled into the browser, added into Android, and squeezed into Android Wear: now, it’s getting a sleek object d’art for

Lithe Audio Bluetooth Ceiling Speaker review

PROS Powerful with good sound quality Easy to install Bluetooth connectivity CONS Size of speaker (230mm by 95mm) may restrict where you can fit it

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

It didn’t take long for a tech company to copy Amazon Echo. Amazon’s voice-activated speaker is a critical success, and so it wasn’t too surprising

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen) Review: Alexa goes everywhere

PROS Most affordable way to get Alexa functionality Fast, accurate voice recognition Aggressive roll-out of new skills CONS No digital audio output Audio cable not

Amazon Echo and Echo Dot hands on

It’s 18 months since the Amazon Echo launched in the US, adding a wireless Bluetooth speaker to Amazon’s increasingly disparate spread of products and services