Amazon Alexa is one of the most popular digital assistants on the market. Even tho these devices are great voice assistants they do not the best sound when compared to Google and Seri enable speakers but with Alexa starting to spread into third-party speakers like the Sonos One you’re not able to get an Alexa speaker with great sound quality. These smart speakers work with Amazon Prime Music, Spotify and most other services (apart from Apple Music) for streaming music via voice, TuneIn radio, on-demand information such as news, weather, and traffic as well as smart home control.
With the Alexa ecosystem now appearing in lamps, light switches, headphones, lights and so much more smart home tech, these smart speakers are what you need to control your smart home filled with Alexa compatible devices.
Echo Plus (3nd Generation)
Priced From $99USD
This third-generation Echo Plus is even better than before. The speaker is also now wrapped in cloth with a few different colour option to suit your style. Audio quality is also much-improved thanks to Dolby speaker hardware to deliver 360-degree audio all round with a more balanced audio experience. Whether it’s your first smart device or one you’re adding to a collection of existing gadgets, this All-New Echo will integrate well.
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Smart Speaker
Priced From $50USD
The Echo Dot is the perfect little smart speaker for those looking for a great Alexa speaker on a small budget. The great thing about the Echo Dot is that even though it’s very affordable, Amazon will still have it on sale very often so it’s quite often cheaper than any other smart speaker. This little speaker doesn’t have the best sound quality when compared to most of the more expensive Alex speakers, but you still get full access to Alexa. So you get instant access Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, news coverage, weather and so much more. If your on a small budget and want to get into the Alexa ecosystem the Amazon Echo Dot is the best around.
Sonos One (Gen 2)
Priced From $198USD
The Sonos One (Gen 2) speaker is one of the best sounding smart speakers on the market. It’s not the loudest or the most portable like some of the other smart speakers but its versatility allows it to be compatible with Apple Airplay 2 even though it comes Alexa enabled. The Sonos One is one of the only smart speakers that can easily pair with other speakers whether in different rooms or on a home theatre system. Sonos is basically unrivaled when it comes to great sounding home speakers and the Sonos One is no exception. Its versatility plus the ability to pair with multiple speakers make is a great option.
Amazon Echo Show 8 Alexa Enabled Smart Screen
Priced From $129USD
This is the latest Amazon Echo Sho, it has an 8 inch full HD touch display. The screen lets you see what music you’re playing so you can pause, or skip tracks, and even view lyrics on some Amazon Music tracks. It has neodymium side-firing drivers that provide clear vocals with ample bass. Voice and video calls are supported, though to do video calls, you’ll need to call another Echo Show. The Amazon Echo Show doesn’t offer as much user integration and features when compared to Google enable smart displays but it’s a great option for Alexa users.
Lenovo Smart Tab P10 Family Entertainment Tablet
Priced From $256USD
With the Lenovo Smart Tab P10 Family Entertainment Tablet, you will be able to experience a tablet and smart dock in one. Thanks to Alexa compatibility you will be able to use it as a smart screen. It sports a 10.1-inch FHD display captures every detail for an immersive viewing experience so you can what movie, videos, stream music, check the weather, set a timer and more without even using your hands. The P10 also gives you the option to use as a tablet by simply remove the display from the dock. Complete with 4-speaker system, this smart dock delivers a theatre-like sound experience.
Bose Home Speaker 300 Small Smart Speaker
Priced From $199USD
The awesome Bose Home Speaker 300 Small Smart Speaker delivers powerful room-filling sound in a little package. This Bluetooth speaker is only about 6 inches tall, so it won’t take up a lot of space and will hardly be noticeable on a countertop. But once you turn it on you will be overwhelmed by the incredible full-bodied sound it delivers. With 360-degree sound, you hear your music full and loud no matter where you are in a room. You get Bose classic audio signature with deep bass and strong mids and highs. Like most of the other smart speakers, this speaker will also seamlessly fit right into your smart home setup, thanks to its built-in voice assistants. So, you’re able to use either Alexa or Google Assistant to give your voice commands.
Facebook Portal Video Calling Screen
Priced From $165USD
Unlike the other smart displays on the market, Facebook Portals are all about video calling exclusively through Facebook Messenger. This means if you or the people you want to talk to don’t have Facebook or use Facebook Messenger you can’t use a Portal. Even though Portals are limited to Facebook users. These devices have some clear advantages for anyone wanting to stay in contact with friends and family that they don’t normally see.
Portal to Portal calling is much more immersive than a typical video call on a normal smart display because the cameras in the Portal actually tracks your movement and flowers you around. So, if you’re in the kitchen on a video call you will be free to carry out your cooking activities without having to constantly reposition the device. The Facebook Portal allows you to move around and not worry if the person on the other line is able to see you. These devices also have built-in Alexa speakers and Facebook’s Hello Portal voice service. You can use Amazon’s voice assistant for all of your regular smart speaker needs and use Hello Portal apps like Spotify and video calling.