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A SMART SPEAKER is a type of wireless speaker and voice command device with an integrated virtual assistant (artificial intelligence) that offers interactive actions and handsfree activation with the help of one "hot word" (or several "hot words"). Some smart speakers can also act as a smart device that utilizes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other wireless protocol standards to extend usage beyond audio playback, such as to control home automation devices. This can include, but is not be limited to, features such as compatibility across a number of services and platforms, peer-to-peer connection through mesh networking, intelligent personal assistants, and others. Each can have its own designated interface and features in-house, usually launched or controlled via application or home automation software. Some smart speakers also include a screen to show the user a visual response.

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  • All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) with clock + Amazon Smart Plug | Glacier White: US$$69.99.
  • Amazon Echo - (4th Generation). "Meet the all-new Echo Dot with clock - Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound. Ready to help - Ask Alexa to tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, and more. Control your smart home - Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, and lock doors with compatible devices."
  • All-New Echo Dot (4th Generation) - Black: US$$59.99.
  • Amazon Echo Dot - (4th Generation). "Meet the all-new Echo Dot - Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound. Voice control your entertainment - Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and others. Play music, audiobooks, and podcasts throughout your home with multi-room music. Ready to help - Ask Alexa to tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, and more. Control your smart home - Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, and lock doors with compatible devices."
  • Amazon Echo Show: US$$229.99.
  • Amazon Echo Show - brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video content, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free - just ask.
  • Amazon Echo Spot: US$$41.80.
  • Amazon Echo Spot - connects to Alexa. Designed to fit anywhere in your home. Use 2nd generation far-field voice recognition to watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free - just ask.
  • Amazon Echo Studio: US$$199.99.
  • Amazon Echo Studio - "High-fidelity smart speaker with 3D audio and Alexa." Immersive sound - 5 speakers produce powerful bass, dynamic midrange, and crisp highs. Dolby Atmos technology adds space, clarity, and depth. Ready to help - Ask Alexa to play music, read the news, and answer questions. Voice control your music - Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and more. With Amazon Music HD, play 50 million songs in HD plus a growing library of music mastered in 3D.
  • Beosound Balance with the Google Assistant: US$2,250.
  • Beosound Balance with the Google Assistant - "Wireless, smart home speaker." A wireless speaker with a dynamic acoustic performance designed to be positioned up against the wall on a shelf or side table in your home. Impressive sound compared to its size.
  • Google Home will take on Echo to be your at-home assistant.
  • Google Home - "Always on call. Hands-free help from the Google Assistant." Google Home is a voice-activated home product that allows you and your family to get answers from Google, stream music, and manage everyday tasks.
  • Google Home Mini.
  • Google Home Mini - "Hands-free help around the house." Mini is powered by the Google Assistant. So whenever you need help, it’s by your side.
  • Google Nest Mini: US$49.
  • Google Nest Mini - "Still mini. Even more mighty." Engineered for sound. Designed for your home.
  • HARMAN / KARDON - since 1953. All models.
  • Harman Kardon Invoke: US$99.95.
  • Harman Kardon Invoke - "Voice Activated Speaker with Cortana." Intelligent, voice-activated speaker with premium sound and digital assistance.
  • HomePod mini: US$99 & HomePod: US$299.
  • HomePod mini & HomePod - since 2018. "The speakers of the house." HomePod mini takes up almost no space yet delivers room-filling sound. HomePod is a breakthrough speaker with high-fidelity audio that adapts to its location. Both help you take care of everyday tasks with Siri, control your smart home, set up multiroom audio, and send Intercom messages to every room. HomePod and HomePod mini keep everything private and secure, and only listen for 'Hey Siri.'
  • HomePod will support Apple Music lossless through a software update - "The Apple TV 4K won’t be able to play Hi-Res Lossless at launch."
  • Sonos Beam: US$399.
  • SONOS Beam - "The Smart Soundbar for Your TV." Bring room-filling sound to your movies, TV, and music, while enjoying the comfort of voice control from Amazon Alexa. Introducing Beam.
  • Sonos One: US$199.
  • SONOS One - "The smart speaker for music lovers." With Amazon Alexa built right in.
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