Imagine a world where you don’t have to get up to look for remote to change the channel or to change the thermostat or on your one command the lights of your garden turned off. Sounds amazing! Some of us must be aware of this but those who are new to this world let me introduce you to this amazing world. A world where on your one command all your directed action will be completed!
Smart speakers are perfect in doing everything, it seems, but can’t help you decide which one is right for you - so, if you're not sure which smart speaker to buy, read on for our pick of the best.
SONOS One: debut Alexa speaker
- Rich sound
- Best of Alexa and SONOS
- Plays music while Alexa is muted
- Google Assistant MIA for now
- Premium price
Its speciality is, this can talk to Siri and form a multi-room pairing with apple homepod which makes it most versatile speaker. Its feature-rich and great-sounding device brings together the best of both ecosystems. This is being updated to “gen 2” which includes Bluetooth low energy, faster processor and more memory than SONOS one.
Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
- Great sound
- Great new fabric look
- Use another speaker
Just on your one Voice, it will control your music. It will Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and others. This new version is Bigger, better sound and easily Pair with a second Echo Dot (3rd gen) for rich, stereo sound. Fill your home with music with compatible Echo devices in different rooms. You can connect to your own speakers over Bluetooth or with a 3.5 mm audio cable.
Alexa has skills - With 50,000+ skills, Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills like tracking fitness, playing games, and more. Voice control your smart home - Turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more with compatible connected devices
- Get news
- Call/text to your friend
- Play music
- Control home appliances
- Set and control multiple timers
- You can locate your iPhone, MacBook, iPad etc, irrespective of the place they are
- Manage calendar events
; all with just your one voice command.
Amazon Echo (2nd Gen)
- Great new look with Fabric covering instead of metallic
- Lower price
- New Alexa features
- Alexa app could be better
- No more rotating dial
Echo connects to Alexa to play music, read the news, set alarms and timers, answer questions, control compatible smart home devices, and moreover your one voice. This consists of Powerful speakers with Dolby technology play 360° audio with clear vocals and dynamic bass response. You can also use your voice to adjust equalizer settings or pair it with another Echo (2nd Gen) for stereo sound. Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills like tracking fitness, playing games, and more. With 7 microphones, beam forming technology, and noise cancellation feature, Echo hears you from any direction—even while music is playing.
Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen)
- Better audio drivers
- Attractive fabric design
- Temperature sensor added
- Struggles with Fire TV commands
- Still won't catch the ear of audiophiles
It’s premium speakers powered by Dolby play 360° audio with amazing vocals and dynamic bass response. You can also use your voice to adjust equalizer settings or pair it with a second Echo Plus (2nd gen) for stereo sound. You can simply set up your smart home without a separate hub. With the help of Alexa, you can control compatible smart lights, switches, sensors, door locks, and more. Echo Plus has a built-in temperature sensor. You can ask Alexa for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, and more. You can even play music on compatible Echo devices in different rooms.
If you think that you can live happily without these features, then you're probably right. But once you've had them, there's no going back.