The company’s existing smart speakers have proven their use, but the thought of one that delivers sound able to rival Apple’s HomePod is a truly tantalising prospect
Whether it’s Kindles, Fire Tablets or Echos, each new version brings small improvements that you weren’t aware you needed until they arrived.
Google didn’t spend much time bigging up the new Google Nest Mini when it launched alongside the Pixel 4, 4XL and the Pixelbook Go.
JBL’s portfolio currently stretches from pocket-money Bluetooth speakers right up to cutting-edge, no-expense-spared studio monitors but all of its products have one thing in common: they’re born of an ethos that places science and research at the heart of every product.
It’s been two years since the release of Ultimate Ears’ fully waterproof speaker, the Wonderboom. It became a fan-favourite for its fun sound signature, affordability and its ability to float in water.
Amazon’s latest low-cost Alexa-powered smart speaker, the third-generation Echo Dot, looks better, sounds better, but still costs the same at a lowly £50.
In 2017, I reviewed Ultimate Ears’ Wonderboom, the dinky Bluetooth speaker that floats on water. Its unique functionality meant you could throw the speaker in a swimming pool and not have to worry about fishing it out from the bottom.
The Hive Hub 360 offers an alternative central hub for your Hive system, replacing the regular hub (which connects to your router) with something more visually appealing, while bringing a wider range of functions, including listening ability for alerts based on audio (such as glass smashing, assuming a break-in).
The Libratone Zipp 2: is a material-clad cylindrical speaker has a warmth about it; a simplistic yet striking design that evokes feelings of comfort, while its sound strikes a chord of happiness - all staples of the 'hygge' concept.