The Amazon Echo speaker with a built-in personal assistant can control your Ecobee 3 smart home thermostat. But first you have to connect the two. Here's how.
A study commissioned by Sonos suggests that sharing music with your partner could spice things up between the sheets.
By connecting your Echo to IFTTT, you can do anything from control your lights to find your lost phone. Here's how it works.
Who needs a stereo? With great sound and an easy-to-use app, the Sonos Play:5 makes a strong case for being the center of your home audio universe.
The innovative Mass Fidelity Core delivers excellent audio quality you'd expect from a wireless speaker twice its size.
Amazon's Alexa smart assistant can answer you like a Magic 8-Ball, if you know the right words to say
The waterproof Swimmer Duo improves on its predecessor, and joining two Duos together improves the sound greatly. But there are better-sounding, lower-cost alternatives.
The Mohu BeBox Speaker offers deep bass, a built-in Android tablet and several modes of use in a large, but portable package.
The Fugoo Style XL delivers big, balanced sound quality along with top-of-the-line ruggedness and battery life.
With better bass and water resistance, the JBL Flip 3 is one of the best $100 portable Bluetooth speakers available.
The $35 Chromecast Audio plugs into any existing set of speakers and streams music via Wi-Fi, just as the regular Chromecast does for TVs.
With more ruggedness and a few new features, the UE Boom 2 makes for a good all-around portable Bluetooth speaker.
With excellent fidelity and plenty of power, the portable Marshall Kilburn fills any space with great sound.
Ultimate Ears' latest speaker looks different, sounds good and isn’t afraid of the water — all for an affordable price.
JBL's Clip ultraportable Bluetooth speaker delivers excellent sound in a small package for only $50.
The rugged Braven BRV-PRO is designed to keep up with your active life, with optional accessories that make the speaker even more useful.
JBL's latest version of the Charge adds water resistance and offers better sound, making an affordable portable speaker even better.
Sony's latest Bluetooth speaker impresses with excellent sound quality for the price, but its large size and weak battery life limit its portability.
If you want some musical accompaniment in the bathroom, the iShower2 offers several convenient features, although the sound is average.
The BRV-HD delivers very good sound, but isn’t as portable or rugged as some other outdoor Bluetooth speakers.
With the power and features of a full surround-sound kit, Sony's top soundbar makes the case to stop festooning the room with speakers.
The Fugoo Tough combines extreme weatherproofing, a long-lasting battery and good sound in a portable package.
Anker's little Bluetooth speaker lasts all day on a charge and delivers decent sound, but some flaws keep it from excelling.
If you value balanced sound and an affordable price the most in a Bluetooth speaker, strongly consider the Sony SRS-X2.
Matching good audio performance and an ultraportable design with a flash of style, Jawbone’s Mini Jambox makes a strong case for a place inside your bag.