The world is getting smarter, and so are our homes.
Thus it comes with no surprise when you see more and more households having a smart speaker actively in use every day. Whether you want your assistant to set a reminder for you, play your favorite song, or look up something online, it does its best to help you.
Not just this, with these intelligent devices, it’s now easier to even turn off your lights or flip through TV channels with just a command.
That sounds like a game. Isn’t it?
If you, too, just made up your mind to get one of these smart devices home, you have landed on the right post.
With clean and precise audio, Uxbridge Voice combines the power of Marshall with Amazon Alexa to deliver you an enjoyable and as well as smart experience. It’s small and compact but is capable of creating an almost 3D-dimensional sound that’ll help you groove even from a distance.
Since it’s compatible with Amazon Alexa, you can use your voice to command and play any song from one of your streaming services. Other than music, you can get answers, manage daily tasks, and control many aspects of your schedule with this wonderful, smart speaker.
You can fine-tune your sound preferences easily from the speaker’s top panel to meet your requirements. Also, they have an amazing app for IOS and Android that allows you to set your music preferences and connect to third-party devices.
Bose Home Speaker 500
Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, Bose Home Speaker 500 can easily pick up your voice even from far away, all thanks to their 8-microphone array. Once turned on, this smart speaker has the capability to fill the entire room with wall-to-wall stereo sound, and you can even connect this to other Bose smart speakers and soundbars to further enhance the experience. 😉
The compatibility of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Apple airplay 2 allows you to stream any type of audio wirelessly, be it from Spotify, Audible, or anywhere else. You can use your voice, the Bose Music app, or just tap the top controls to adjust your hearing preferences.
Another amazing smart speaker that utilizes Amazon Alexa for voice commands, Fabriq Chorus, allows you to play music, set alarms, complete daily tasks, and so much more. It can be connected to either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi wirelessly, and you can also pair up to 10 different Fabriq speakers to create a multi-room audio system.
It’s super easy to set it up via the Fabriq app and takes no more than 5 minutes. Since it’s also Bluetooth-enabled, you can take this speaker with you on your travel ventures. Just be sure to carry the charger, which gives up to 8 hours of battery life on a single stretch.
The quality of sound is unmatched because it has 2 precision drivers that can deliver 8w of crystal clear ambiance and bass.
With great room-filling and high-fidelity sound without vibrations, Soundform Elite connects with Google Assistant for a perfect blend of impactful performance and convenience. It comes with fast wireless charging and lets you pair it with another Soundform Elite or any smart speaker that utilizes Google Assistant.
You can use it for a variety of purposes, including finding answers, managing everyday tasks, playing music, controlling other smart devices, etc. The best thing is, you get 2 years of warranty along with the purchase to cover any mishaps that happen within the given period.
The Sonos One, for starters, is an elegantly designed smart speaker available in 2 colors – black and white. At 229 Euros, you get an extremely compact, easy-to-fit speaker that gives you hands-free or voice control of your favorite music. Of course, there is more you can do with it apart from listening to your playlist.
The speaker is combined with 2 Class – D amplifiers and drivers, which are custom-built. The illuminated LED indicators give rich sound, whilst providing an indication regarding the active or turned-off status of the microphone.
Another great feature Sonos offers is its resistance to humidity.
Sonos is compatible with most of the popular streaming devices, internet radio, podcasts, and audiobooks besides your personal downloads. Controlling the Sonos One is extremely easy with your voice, the Sonos App, AirPlay, or via your music streaming device.
Google Home is the new player in the smart speaker segment. The Google Home responds to voice commands and manages your schedules, reminders, news, etc. Get access to your video streaming sites, music sites, downloaded tracks, and videos.
The Google Home also works as an alarm, gives you weather updates, and a lot more.
The mic is positioned at the top of the Home, with the mute button and power light at the front. The set-up process is really simple – just plug the power cable into Google Home, Plug the power adapter into the wall socket, and download and run the Google Home app on a phone or tablet.
Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon’s fifth-generation Echo Dot is a newly launched affordable Alexa-powered smart speaker. It looks much better, sounds a lot stronger, and still costs just $60.
The Echo dot is small like a hockey puck with a power socket at the back, and a 3.5mm analog socket for stereo connectivity. The updated version is packed with an improved speaker.
Looking at the sound quality of the Echo Dot, the mids are zestful, while the highs are mildly refreshing. This also comes in three colors – black, white, and grey. The sound quality is clear and extremely audible though it might get slightly distorted at high volumes.
Google Hub Home
Google Hub Home is another product in the smart speaker segment by a preeminent player, Google. Released in October 2018, at a price of $139, the device with a screen at an affordable price was a deal to grab. For the size in which it comes, the product is neatly packed and finished.
It has a 7-inch display, and integration with Google photos expands its usability to a greater extent than its competitors. The speakers are light-sensitive, thus turning into dimmer shades based on the outer light of the location.
Though Google omitted the camera due to privacy concerns but searching for a place becomes much easier as the Hub Home brings up a map where you can check the place before visiting.
Google Home Mini
Google Home Mini is a really cute, smart speaker. Available in four shades – blue, red, white, and black. Weather updates, information, infotainment, music connectivity across major streaming sites and devices, traffic and business information, reminders, and alarms are all put in one device.
The volume buttons are neatly tucked at the corner of the speakers, and it is equipped with wifi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Lenovo Smart Display
The Lenovo Smart Display presents you with the very best of Google Assistant supplemented with a visual experience. So your kitchen recipes, favorite episodes, latest news, location support, and integration to other smart home devices from Philips, tp-link, we-mo, and other brands.
It also allows you to make video calls with a crystal clear resolution via its 8-inch and 10-inch display and 5 MP camera. The Smart Display is powered by SnapDragon 624 octa-core processor, and the sound quality is brilliant thanks to the 10W speakers. The Lenovo Smart Display is available at $150 and $180 for the 8 and 10 inches, respectively.
Well, Apple is not far behind in the smart home system segment. At first glance, the device is elegant and beautiful from every angle. It comes with an Apple-designed woofer at the top and a six-microphone array.
These microphones allow the sound to be captured from every corner of the room and lets SIRI give you the music you want. The homebuilt A8 chip orchestrates all the remarkable audio innovations inside HomePod. It is available in 3 colors – black, grey, and white.
Those were some of the smart speakers that you might want to check out before you make a purchase. All the speakers in this list are super attractive, extremely user-friendly, and in high demand in the market.
We hope you liked the collection. Do let us know if you are using a fantastic speaker that we have missed out upon.
Kaveri is a content analyst and freelance writer. She contributes to a number of WordPress blogs and writes regularly for Geekflare.