Looking to upgrade your smart speaker? Whether you want one that’s devoted to providing great sound, one that helps you manage your home, or some combination of the two, you’ll want to have a look at today’s digest. We’re highlighting smart speakers that are actually worth having at home. Check out this blog post for products that can make life at home a lot easier.
You love your smart speaker. From helping the kids with their spelling homework to playing your favorite music on command, these devices have become reliable digital helpers around the house. And when they can integrate into your smart home setup, life becomes much more convenient. But if you’re looking to upgrade or get one for the first time, you might be wondering, which smart home speakers are worth having at home?
Don’t worry; we’ve done the hard work for you. The products below include some of the best smart speakers you can buy in 2021. From speakers optimized for sound to those that can help you help you manage your smart home, you’ll find them all below.
1. The book-inspired, slim design of the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Emerge Wi-Fi home speaker is totally worth showing off indoors.
With its slim, book-inspired design, the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Emerge Wi-Fi home speaker actually adds to your home’s decoration and doesn’t take up much space. It’s a Wi-Fi speaker that delivers ultra-wide 180-degree sound, which is pretty powerful given this device’s size. Beo Emerge connects to Bang & Olufsen’s Connected speakers, a line that lets you stream music throughout your house using Chromecast or AirPlay.
You can purchase yours starting from October, 2021, directly from the Bang & Olufsen website for $699.
2. You can easily fill your room with 360-degree audio with the Acer Halo smart speaker. It also comes with DTS sound.
Compatible with Google Assistant, the Acer Halo smart speaker is worth having at home. It produces 360-degree sound and works with Google Assistant, giving you an easy way to manage your smart home. With two far-field omnidirectional microphones, the Acer Halo knows when you’re talking to it and when it should ignore background noise.
You can purchase yours directly from the Acer website for $129.99.
3. If you want to experience a complete home audio experience, it’s worth having a bunch of Apple HomePod mini smart speakers around the house.
If you’re in the Apple camp, the Apple HomePod mini smart speaker is the way to go. It produces room-filling sound, is a smart assistant for your home, and helps you control your smart home. Even cooler, it syncs perfectly with other HomePod speakers. When there’s two in a room, they’ll pair to create rich, sonorous audio.
Get yours from the Apple website for $99.
4. From immersing you in games to surrounding you with sound effects from your favorite film, the Sonos Arc smart speaker does it all.
If you’re looking for a smart speaker in the form of a soundbar, the Sonos Arc premium smart soundbar is a smart speaker worth having in your home. It features Dolby Atmos, bringing your entertainment to life. Its smart capabilities include compatibility with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, letting you manage your smart home setup, ask questions, listen to music, and more, hands-free.
You can purchase yours directly from the Sonos website for $799.
5. Google Nest Audio smart speaker works seamlessly with the Nest Mini to pull your smart home experience together
Want a smart speaker that integrates with your Google Assistant and plays great music? The Google Nest Audio smart speaker does those things. It has a 19-millimeter tweeter for more volume and a 75-millimeter mid-woofer for improved bass. It connects to the Nest Mini to complete your smart home and has a soft fabric exterior.
You can purchase yours directly from the Google website for $99.99.
6. Designed in collaboration with Devialet, the Belkin Soundform Elite provides impressive acoustics for a great listening experience.
So much more than just a smart speaker, the Belkin Devialet Soundform Elite Hi-Fi smart speaker has an integrated wireless charger that can fast charge your iPhone at 7.5 watts, a Google phone at 10 watts, and a Samsung device at nine watts. It works with Google Assistant voice commands and can even schedule tasks. It’s definitely a smart speaker worth having.
You can purchase directly from Belkin for $299.99.
7. Don’t let the small size of the Marshall Uxbridge Voice fool you: it can play music from pretty much any streaming source you choose.
The Marshall Uxbridge Voice compact Alexa speaker combines the legendary sound of Marshall with the usefulness of Alexa. Small in size yet powerful in sound, this speaker stands fewer than seven inches tall but still gives you a smooth, precise audio experience. And with its Alexa compatibility, this is one of our favorite smart speakers worth having.
You can get it directly from the Marshall website for $199.99.
8. Armed with a built-in handle, the Sonos Move smart speaker is also weather and drop-resistant so you’ll have total peace of mind everywhere you go.
For a smart speaker you can take on the go, consider the SONOS Move drop-resistant Wi-Fi speaker. This smart speaker worth having goes wherever you do, thanks to its portable design. Drop- and weather-resistant, you can even take the Move outside without a worry. It connects to Apple AirPlay 2, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Manage it, get answers to questions, and so much more with your voice.
Get yours directly from the Sonos website, starting from May 28, 2021, for €399.
9. With a redesigned look, the Sonos Five high-fidelity speaker has a monochromatic finish in either black or white.
Featuring a sleek design, the Sonos Five high-fidelity speaker gives you clear, room-filling sound for streaming, vinyl, and more. Its ultra-wide sound stage gives you rich stereo sound and optimized vocal playback. Control this smart speaker worth having with the app and Apple AirPlay 2.
You can get yours from the Sonos website, starting from May 14, 2021, for $499.
10. LG 2021 Soundbar Lineup features AI Sound Pro and is compatible with voice assistants
Another impressive smart soundbar is the LG 2021 Soundbar Lineup. It features AI Sound Pro and AI Room Calibration for audio that’s engineered for your surroundings and content. Best of all, it works with voice assistants like Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Siri, which is why it made our list of smart speakers worth having in 2021.
Pricing and availability for this product is yet to be announced.
11. The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential voice-assistant clock is a smart speaker that can serve as your complete home assistant, thanks to the multifunctional design.
A smart speaker in the form of a clock, the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential voice-assistant clock is one helpful gadget. Set it on your nightstand so it can answer your questions, tell you your day’s agenda, play your favorite song—all before you get out of bed. Oh, and it also tells the time and has a USB-A port for charging your smartphone.
Get yours from the Lenovo website, starting from $44.99.
There are a ton of smart speakers worth buying in 2021. Whether you want a more convenient audio experience, hands-free access to the internet, and home management, these speakers can make your home life easier.
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