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#1

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9.6
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9.3
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Popularity of the product
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10

Based on 4,930 reviews
Overall performance

9.5

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Customer support

9.5

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Connectivity

9.5

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Sound quality

9.5

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Pros

  • Built-in Alexa has tens of thousands of skills like tracking fitness, playing games and more
  • Comes in a compact design that fits perfectly into small spaces
  • Built with multiple layers of privacy controls including a mic off button

Cons

  • May offer loud notifications at night
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#2

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9.6
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9.3
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Popularity of the product
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10

Based on 4,908 reviews
Overall performance

9.5

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Customer support

9.5

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Connectivity

9.5

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Sound quality

9.4

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Pros

  • The light sensor automatically adjusts the displays brightness during day or night
  • Microphone off button electronically disconnects the mics when not in use offering privacy
  • Voice control feature allows for hands-free operation

Cons

  • May not recognize fans sometimes
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#3

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Echo Plus (2nd Gen)

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9.6
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9.3
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Popularity of the product
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10

Based on 4,999 reviews
Overall performance

9.5

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Customer support

9.3

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Connectivity

9.5

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Sound quality

9.5

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Pros

  • Voice control allows to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more
  • Multiple layers of privacy controls offer safety
  • Microphone off button electronically disconnects the mics when not in use offering privacy

Cons

  • May have Bluetooth connectivity issue at times
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#4

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9.5
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9.2
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9.9

Based on 4,882 reviews
Overall performance

9.2

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Customer support

8.8

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Connectivity

9.2

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Sound quality

9.2

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Pros

  • Features compact and space-saving design that allows easy portability
  • Built-in LED display with time, alarms and timers that make it perfect as a nightstand
  • Equipped with Alexa that makes it easy to operate

Cons

  • May not recognize the voice at times
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#5

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Amazon Echo - White (1st Generation)

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9.5
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9.1
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Popularity of the product
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9.8

Based on 5,000 reviews
Overall performance

9.1

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Customer support

8.8

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Connectivity

9.1

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Sound quality

9.0

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Pros

  • Far-field voice recognition hears you from across the room
  • 360 omnidirectional audio fills the room with immersive sound
  • Built-in Alexa offers hands-free operation for calls or messages

Cons

  • May randomly disconnect from the Wi-Fi
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#6

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Amazon Echo - Black (1st Generation)

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9.5
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9.1
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Popularity of the product
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9.8

Based on 5,000 reviews
Overall performance

9.0

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Customer support

8.8

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Connectivity

9.1

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Sound quality

9.0

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Pros

  • Built-in Alexa offers hands-free operation for calls or messages
  • Far-field voice recognition hears you from across the room
  • 360 omnidirectional audio fills the room with immersive sound

Cons

  • May randomly disconnect from the Wi-Fi
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#7

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9.5
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9.2
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Popularity of the product
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9.4

Based on 2,504 reviews
Overall performance

9.3

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Customer support

9.3

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Connectivity

9.3

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Sound quality

9.2

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Pros

  • Improved speaker quality offers richer and louder sound
  • Voice control feature allows to turn on lights, adjust thermostats and more
  • Allows to stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify and more

Cons

  • Word recognition feature may not work properly at times
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#8

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9.5
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9.2
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9.4

Based on 2,504 reviews
Overall performance

9.2

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Customer support

9.3

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Connectivity

9.2

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Sound quality

9.3

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Pros

  • Voice control allows to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more
  • Allows to stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify and more
  • Improved speaker quality offers richer and louder sound

Cons

  • Word recognition feature may not work properly at times
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#9

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9.5
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9.2
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Popularity of the product
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9.4

Based on 2,504 reviews
Overall performance

9.2

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Customer support

9.3

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Connectivity

9.2

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Sound quality

9.3

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Pros

  • Voice control allows to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more
  • Improved speaker quality offers richer and louder sound
  • Comes in a compact design that fits perfectly into small spaces

Cons

  • May randomly disconnect from the Wi-Fi at times
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#10

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9.5
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9.2
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Popularity of the product
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9.4

Based on 2,504 reviews
Overall performance

9.2

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Customer support

9.3

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Connectivity

9.2

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Sound quality

9.3

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Pros

  • Can connect with various apps to stream songs
  • Voice control allows to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more
  • Improved speaker quality offers richer and louder sound

Cons

  • Voice recognition feature may not work properly at times
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#11

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9.6
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9.3
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8.9

Based on 944 reviews
Overall performance

9.6

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Customer support

9.2

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Connectivity

9.6

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Sound quality

9.6

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Pros

  • Beamforming technology hears you from any direction even while music is playing
  • Build-in voice control offers convenient usage
  • Dolby technology plays 360 audio with clear vocals and dynamic bass response

Cons

  • Stereo pairing may be difficult
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#12

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9.5
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9.2
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9.3

Based on 2,248 reviews
Overall performance

9.3

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Customer support

9.2

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Connectivity

9.3

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Sound quality

9.4

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Pros

  • Voice control allows to turn on lights and adjust thermostats remotely
  • Features sleek design that makes it ideal for any modern home
  • Connects with Alexa to play music, read the news, set alarms and timers

Cons

  • Stereo pairing may be difficult
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Rank # 1
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BVR Rating
Based on 4,930 reviews

Reason to buy

  • Built-in Alexa has tens of thousands of skills like tracking fitness, playing games and more
  • Comes in a compact design that fits perfectly into small spaces
  • Built with multiple layers of privacy controls including a mic off button

Minor Drawbacks

  • May offer loud notifications at night
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Rank # 2
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BVR Rating
Based on 4,908 reviews

Reason to buy

  • The light sensor automatically adjusts the displays brightness during day or night
  • Microphone off button electronically disconnects the mics when not in use offering privacy
  • Voice control feature allows for hands-free operation

Minor Drawbacks

  • May not recognize fans sometimes
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Rank # 3
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BVR Rating
Based on 4,999 reviews

Reason to buy

  • Voice control allows to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more
  • Multiple layers of privacy controls offer safety
  • Microphone off button electronically disconnects the mics when not in use offering privacy

Minor Drawbacks

  • May have Bluetooth connectivity issue at times
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Rank # 4
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BVR Rating
Based on 4,882 reviews

Reason to buy

  • Features compact and space-saving design that allows easy portability
  • Built-in LED display with time, alarms and timers that make it perfect as a nightstand
  • Equipped with Alexa that makes it easy to operate

Minor Drawbacks

  • May not recognize the voice at times
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Rank # 5
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BVR Rating
Based on 5,000 reviews

Reason to buy

  • Far-field voice recognition hears you from across the room
  • 360 omnidirectional audio fills the room with immersive sound
  • Built-in Alexa offers hands-free operation for calls or messages

Minor Drawbacks

  • May randomly disconnect from the Wi-Fi
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Rank # 6
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BVR Rating
Based on 5,000 reviews

Reason to buy

  • Built-in Alexa offers hands-free operation for calls or messages
  • Far-field voice recognition hears you from across the room
  • 360 omnidirectional audio fills the room with immersive sound

Minor Drawbacks

  • May randomly disconnect from the Wi-Fi
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Rank # 7
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BVR Rating
Based on 2,504 reviews

Reason to buy

  • Improved speaker quality offers richer and louder sound
  • Voice control feature allows to turn on lights, adjust thermostats and more
  • Allows to stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify and more

Minor Drawbacks

  • Word recognition feature may not work properly at times
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Rank # 8
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BVR Rating
Based on 2,504 reviews

Reason to buy

  • Voice control allows to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more
  • Allows to stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify and more
  • Improved speaker quality offers richer and louder sound

Minor Drawbacks

  • Word recognition feature may not work properly at times
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Rank # 9
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BVR Rating
Based on 2,504 reviews

Reason to buy

  • Voice control allows to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more
  • Improved speaker quality offers richer and louder sound
  • Comes in a compact design that fits perfectly into small spaces

Minor Drawbacks

  • May randomly disconnect from the Wi-Fi at times
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Rank # 10
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BVR Rating
Based on 2,504 reviews

Reason to buy

  • Can connect with various apps to stream songs
  • Voice control allows to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more
  • Improved speaker quality offers richer and louder sound

Minor Drawbacks

  • Voice recognition feature may not work properly at times
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Rank # 11
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BVR Rating
Based on 944 reviews

Reason to buy

  • Beamforming technology hears you from any direction even while music is playing
  • Build-in voice control offers convenient usage
  • Dolby technology plays 360 audio with clear vocals and dynamic bass response

Minor Drawbacks

  • Stereo pairing may be difficult
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Smart Speakers Buying Guide

smart speakers can be great for those who already own other smart devices to enhance the effectiveness of their existing system. What are smart speakers? A smart speaker is an internet-connected speaker controlled by voice commands that can stream audio content, relay information, and communicate with other devices.

These smart speakers not only play music but can also control your smart home devices. These devices also have a virtual assistant that can answer any question you ask and can manage it over your voice command. These intelligent speakers have grown over time as the competition between tech giants Amazon, Google, and Apple has become fierce. You might have heard these popular voice assistants, which include Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. If that sounds appealing to you, then this is the right time to buy a smart speaker. 

Benefits of a Smart Speaker 

Compatible

These smart speakers are easily compatible with your smart home devices like security cameras, thermostats, TV, Light bulb, etc. 

AI Integrated Entertainment 

Your voice assistant can play anything you want, whether it is relaxing music, or you want to know sports score, movie showtimes, restaurant hours, or any other information that you want. 

Compatibility and Connectivity 

It acts like the world's smartest intercom. You can make phone calls or send messages just over voice command. It can signal friends and family not only in your house but anywhere a compatible device is connected. 

Notifications 

A smart speaker has many useful features like voice to set timers, add items to lists, and create reminders for news, weather forecast, or traffic updates before leaving home. 

Factors to Consider before Buying a Smart Speaker  

Aesthetics 

Modern shapes, interchangeable colored parts, and voice recognition capabilities make the smart speaker a must-have for today's home. These tech devices, with some lighting aspects and functional aesthetics, give a pleasing factor. 

Bluetooth 

In this time of the fast-moving internet world, having Bluetooth support can be a convenient option for any smart speaker. Streaming music directly from your smartphone to smart speakers is possible by depending on a Wi-Fi network. However, it has some limitations that Bluetooth control does not add any smart controls to this device. 

Sound Quality 

The first thing that gets under serious consideration when it comes to a speaker is the sound quality. These speakers provide impressive audio quality as compared to traditional compact music systems or many other home speaker rivals. Invest in the best sounding smart speakers.

Voice Control 

It's easy to manage your smart home using voice commands with these built-in voice assistants that include Amazon Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. Speakers for smart tv are usually equipped with voice command integration allowing you to operate it with just your voice.

Conclusion   

Improved security is another benefit of smart speakers. Smart speakers can connect to home security devices, like cameras, making them more accessible. Smart speakers can be controlled by your voice or by your phone, and schedules can be set.
All you need is, good internet connectivity, and it will automatically download the updates. Take a look above at our featured section for more buying choices. The best smart speakers are reviewed and recommended based on their performance, durability, and quality.  

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