The JBL Clip 3 is a compact, waterproof speaker made for travel and sounds great for its size.
With Tivoli's Andiamo, you're paying a premium for beautiful design. Audio performance from this compact wireless speaker is solid, but not exceptional.
The most recent update to the Amazon Music app activates Alexa Cast, which will let you send, or cast, any song from an iOS or Android device to an Alexa speaker.
The Polk Command Bar packs Alexa voice control into a soundbar/subwoofer combo for a very reasonable price.
The 10-inch Lenovo Smart Display is a good-looking, decent-sounding tabletop smart speaker that lets you use Google Assistant hands-free, with visual information and streaming media support.
Smart speaker owners surveyed in NPR and Edison Research's "Smart Audio Report" use audio commands for a wide array of tasks, from checking the weather and looking up recipes to controlling their smart homes.
According to NPR and Edison Research's "Smart Audio Report," 43 million people in the US now own at least one smart speaker. And the demographics and ownership breakdowns may not be exactly what you expect.
Sonos is dealing with stiff smart-speaker competition from Amazon, Apple, and Google, but going public now lets the company cash in on its strong sales numbers and market penetration before the tech giants eat it up.
The Sonos Beam packs multi-room, multi-service audio streaming and Amazon's Alexa voice assistant into a deceptively small soundbar.
The Sony GTK-XB60 speaker offers bass thunder and an LED light show, but limited portability.