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Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo showdown

With the launch of the Apple HomePod, and pending the launch of a Bixby speaker, if there will ever be one, the major pieces on

Can anyone beat Amazon in the smart speaker game?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you You don’t

10 Awesome Amazon Echo Accessories You Need

Discover how to pimp your Amazon Echo with everything from Nebular Skinz to Automated Toast Making… So you’ve just got to grips with your new

Which Amazon Echo smart speaker should I buy?

Amazon is spoiling us for choice with its wide range of Echo smart speakers – we explain which Echo is best for you Amazon’s family

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 Smart Speakers of 2018: the Pros and the Cons

At CES 2018, the usual circus of new products, experimental devices, and moonshot projects seem to have a common undertone: AI assistants. At almost every

Amazon Echo Spot vs Echo Show: Which is the best Alexa smart display?

The Amazon Echo Spot is finally on sale in the UK. A cross between the Echo Show and Echo Dot, the Spot is intended as an Alexa-powered

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

Echo Spot vs Echo Show: Amazon’s Alexa screen showdown

It’s not unfair to say that Amazon’s Echo line-up is getting pretty crowded. The arrival of the Echo Spot brings a second display to the

Amazon Echo Spot Review: Alexa’s cutest container

PROS Most attractive Echo device so-far Alexa is as capable as ever Speaker is loud and mic-array works well Cheaper than Echo Show 3.5mm and

Technics Ottava f SC-C70 Review

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