smart speakers

Apple’s HomePod remains only a blip in the smart speaker market

A drop in the price of the HomePod hasn’t helped Apple grow its share of the smart speaker market. It still has just a tiny percentage of all the units in use in the US, according to new figures from

Apple HomePod Accounts for Just 5 Percent of Smart Speaker Sales in the U.S

Apple’s HomePod seems to be lagging behind when it comes to market share in the U.S. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has published a new report that says HomePod accounted for only 5 percent
Altice Partners With Devialet for High-End Smart Speaker

Altice Partners With Devialet for High-End Smart Speaker

Cable operator Altice wants to take on Sonos and other smart speaker makers with a Hi-Fi product of its own: Altice announced a new speaker called Altice Amplify Wednesday that combines audio
Get the Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot together for $25 off on Amazon

Get the Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot together for $25 off on Amazon

TL;DR: The Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot have been bundled together to make a seamless TV streaming experience — save $25 and pay just $64.98. It’s finally time to break up with your cable provider.
Apple halts practice  of contractors listening in to users on Siri

Apple halts practice of contractors listening in to users on Siri

Tech firm to review virtual assistant ‘grading’ programme after Guardian revelations Apple has suspended its practice of having human contractors listen to users’ Siri recordings to “grade” them,

Ikea’s Sonos Symfonisk speakers are available starting today

The somewhat zany mash-up of Ikea and Sonos ended up providing great results, in the form of the Symfonisk line of wireless speakers, including the $99 Symfonisk shelf speakers and the $179 Symfonisk
Echo Connect is on sale for $15 off on Amazon

Echo Connect is on sale for $15 off on Amazon

TL;DR: The hands-free Echo Connect will turn your home phone from a hassle to the epitome of convenience — grab one for just $19.99 on Amazon; $15 off the usual price. Believe it or not, some people
Apple HomePod vs. Sonos One: Which smart speaker should you buy?

Apple HomePod vs. Sonos One: Which smart speaker should you buy?

If listening to music matters most to you in picking a smart speaker, two choices stand out: The Sonos One and Apple's HomePod. They both sound amazing, but they're also very different on price and
Huawei and Google planned to sell a product in the US, but Trump ban happened

Huawei and Google planned to sell a product in the US, but Trump ban happened

Huawei was going to start dipping its toes into the U.S. market as soon as this year. Not anymore, though.
Google is giving away 100,000 Google Home Mini speakers to paralyzed people

Google is giving away 100,000 Google Home Mini speakers to paralyzed people

Google is teaming up with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to give away 100,000 smart speakers.
Sonos and Ikea’s Symfonisk wireless speakers are a symphony of sound and design

Sonos and Ikea’s Symfonisk wireless speakers are a symphony of sound and design

Sonos and Ikea’s Symfonisk collaboration took a lot of people by surprise when it was announced earlier this year, but the match-up is less unlikely than it might appear at first glance. Ikea’s entire
Adobe brings Alexa integration to its XD prototyping tool

Adobe brings Alexa integration to its XD prototyping tool

Adobe XD, the company’s increasingly popular prototyping and design tool, is getting support for testing Amazon Alexa voice experiences on devices like the Echo Dot and the Echo Show. This work builds
It’s your last chance to get Echo Plus with the best sound quality on Prime Day

It’s your last chance to get Echo Plus with the best sound quality on Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day’s mammoth midsummer two days of deals is winding down, but there’s still plenty of savings to be found. Before Prime Day wraps up, you can score an Amazon Echo Plus smart speaker for
Sonos One and Sonos Beam get huge Amazon Prime Day discounts up to $140

Sonos One and Sonos Beam get huge Amazon Prime Day discounts up to $140

Sonos' two smart speaker products, the Sonos One and Sonos Beam, have been discounted for Prime Day, but Amazon has also thrown in some $50 gift cards to make these deals even better.
Walmart’s got the Google Home Max for $249 just in time for Prime Day

Walmart’s got the Google Home Max for $249 just in time for Prime Day

Not to be outdone by Amazon's Prime Day shopping bonanza, Walmart has a few deals of its own -- one of the best is the Google Home Max smart speaker, at $150 off its regular price.
CTA: U.S. consumer tech sales will grow 2.2% to a record $401 billion in 2019

CTA: U.S. consumer tech sales will grow 2.2% to a record $401 billion in 2019

The Consumer Technology Association said that it expects U.S. consumer tech sales to grow 2.2% to $401 billion in 2019.
Contrary to limited reports, consumer interest in smart home tech is soaring

Contrary to limited reports, consumer interest in smart home tech is soaring

Interest in smart home tech isn't waning. On the contrary, according to the Consumer Technology Association, 2019 is heading toward a record-breaking year in U.S. consumer tech sales, hitting $400

Petcube’s Bites 2 and Play 2 amuse pets and humans alike with Alexa built-in

Petcube’s original Bites smart treat dispenser and Play pet camera with a built-in laser pointer were great for pet parents who couldn’t always be around to hang out with their furry charges, but the

Amazon’s next Echo could challenge HomePod on audio quality

Amazon’s Echo is annihilating Apple’s HomePod when it comes to smart speaker sales. But Jeff Bezos’ retail giant clearly knows a great idea when it sees one. According to a new report, Amazon is

Amazon said to be launching new Echo speaker with premium sound next year

Amazon is reportedly looking to offer an Echo that more directly competes with high-end speakers like the Sonos line of devices or Apple’s HomePod, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The