From a new Echo Show to an Alexa-powered microwave, here are the biggest announcements of Amazon's September event.
Unveiled today, the new Alexa-powered Echo Show keeps its $129.99 but adds several welcome improvements.
The Polk Command Bar, with Alexa voice control, delivers resonant dialog and good overall sound, though Alexa can be finicky.
Bang & Olufsen's new Beosound Edge delivers an eye-catching design, clever controls and impressive sound in a circular package.
The Cavalier Maverick portable smart speaker sports premium touches such as leather and aluminum, and sounds good overall—though you can get better-sounding portable smart speakers for less.
Yamaha's YAS-108 soundbar delivers plenty of features and overall very good overall sound, all for $200.
The Sonos Beam is a compact soundbar with Alexa integration that lets you control your TV and do a lot more. But is it right for you?
First Google devices, and now Roku and Sonos streaming players can be attacked via web browsers running on PCs. They won't be the last.
Because the upcoming soundbar from JBL is powered by Android TV, that means you can add Google Assistant into your home entertainment setup.
The JBL Link 500 is a good large speaker with Google Assistant inside, but you'll be better served with two Sonos Ones or the Google Home Max.
The JBL Link 300 delivers most of the features you want in a smart speaker along with above-average sound — especially if you love bass.
The Sony LF-S50G brings Google Assistant to your home with an elegant style and includes some useful features.
The Sony LSPX-S1 is a stylish Bluetooth speaker/LED light combo, but you're better off with a smart speaker (or several) for this kind of money.
Amazon's digital assistant is laughing, randomly, without users asking it to chuckle. Fortunately, Amazon says it's got a solution.
The Sound Dimension Soundots XCEL Ai-1 offers easy modularity, light customization and good audio quality in a sturdy aluminum-and-steel chassis.
After evaluating sound quality, design, smart features and more, we chose the Sonos One as the smart speaker to beat.
While the HomePod excels at audio, Siri's weaknesses, Apple Music lock-in and a wood-damaging design threaten to derail Apple's smart speaker efforts.
We've seen the first reviews of Apple's HomePod, and — minus some hiccups — the news sounds pretty good for those awaiting the Apple speaker.
Apple's HomePod might damage your expensive wooden furniture. Apple has confirmed that the speaker can leave white rings behind.
Qualcomm is tapping into its Aqstic audio technology and the MPEG-H audio standard to help deliver an immersive audio soundbar for less than $300.
The Razer Nommo Chroma is an impressive set of gaming speakers with rich, loud sound and customizable RGB lighting.