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Echo Dot (3rd Generation) review

Research Center: Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation)
The Echo Dot has always been more smart than speaker. Originally designed to deliver cheap and easy access to Alexa, the Echo Dot was never about sound quality. Aside from making Alexa’s voice audible…

JBL Link View review

Research Center: JBL Link View
There are some things that smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home just struggle with. Since we like to give our Spotify playlists creative names, we often find ourselves in a battle of wills with the spe…

Google Home goes around the world — at least, to 7 more countries

Google Home is continuing its trip around the world. The smart speaker and its smaller sibling, the Home Mini, will be made available in seven new countries in 2018, a Google spokesperson told VentureBeat. Folks in Spain, Mexico, South Korea, the Nethe…

Spotify may be working on a stand-alone car speaker

Spotify is poised to make a major announcement on April 24, and while the company hasn’t confirmed anything, there is a chance that the event will mark the launch of the company’s first piece of hardware. There is evidence to suggest that Spotify is …

Amazon Echo review

When we published our original Amazon Echo review in November 2015, reviewer Caleb Denison was simultaneously creeped out and entranced with the strange new home assistant speaker featuring Alexa’s voice. He was uncertain about the device: Is this…

Be careful about where you place your HomePod and other smart speakers

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If you’re looking to introduce a smart speaker into your home, you best think long and hard before settling on where to place it. Because once you set it down, you’re not really going to be able to move it — that is, not un…

6 reasons you should buy an Amazon Echo over an Apple HomePod

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So the wait is over, and the Apple HomePod is finally available. We had high hopes for this smart speaker equipped with voice assistant Siri. But while the sound quality of the $350 device is incredible, to say we’re disap…