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Q Acoustics 3020i bookshelf speaker review: A definite contender for best-in-class status

What’s the opposite of sticker shock? It’s hard to believe these speakers are this inexpensive.

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Skype is coming to Alexa devices, bringing another Microsoft service to Amazon's hardware

At one time, Skype seemed to be the one thing Microsoft was holding back in reserve from its Cortana-Alexa partnership. That no longer seems to be the case.

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Vizio Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos review: This speaker covers all the bases

This soundbar features immersive audio for movies, Chromecast for multi-room audio, and Google Assistant support for voice control.

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JBL Link 300 review: This Google Assistant-powered speaker delivers multi-room sound and smart home skills

Shake your money maker with the middle of JBL’s Link series of smart speakers.

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Anker's ultra-portable Soundcore Bluetooth speaker is just $26 at Amazon today

Amazon is selling Anker's SoundCore Bluetooth speaker for $26 today, just a few bucks off its all-time low.

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HomePod to get new Siri Shortcuts, phone calls, and other Siri features in upcoming update

A free update will let you make phone calls, set multiple timers, and use Siri Shortcuts.

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How to use Google Assistant and Chromecast to control your TV by voice

With Google's smart speaker and streaming dongle, your voice becomes the remote. Here's how to set it all up.

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Amazon Echo Show: 10 essential tips

10 Echo Show tips for putting Alexa to work on a touchscreen.

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Netgear Orbi Voice is a hybrid mesh Wi-Fi access point and Alexa-powered smart speaker

Harman Kardon collarborated with Netgear to design the speaker portion of the new Orbi satellite, which was announced today at IFA in Berlin.

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Sony reveals new noise-cancelling headphones and an outdoor smart speaker at IFA

Sony has made its WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones more comfortable, and it's showing one of the first outdoor speakers to feature Google Assistant integration.

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Soundcast VGtx Bluetooth audio transmitter review

Though it's expensive, the Soundcast VGtx can broadcast Bluetooth for a moderately greater distance than the average transmitter. It also has an optical pass-through, which can be handy in home audio systems.

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Como Audio Musica review: This lovingly crafted speaker is all kinds of music to our ears

It’s the Swiss Army Knife of micro stereo systems.

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Edifier S2000 Pro review: Bluetooth speakers on a whole other level

The excellent-sounding S2000 Pro speakers have more in common with studio monitors than your average bookshelf or Bluetooth speaker. Top notch stuff at a very reasonable price.

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Amazon is slashing prices on Echo devices and it's not even Prime Day

Amazon is running an Alexa sale today: You can get the Echo Plus with a free Hue bulb for $100 and and the Echo Show for $130.

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Denon HEOS HomeCinema HS2 soundbar review: Alexa, play 'Jurassic Park'

You’ll find Denon’s Heos HomeCinema HS2 soundbar and wireless subwoofer a solid, feature-rich package.

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Shinola Bookshelf Speakers review: Grandly waving the flag for U.S. audio technology

Compact design, excellent performance, and versatile connectivity render these monitors a must-hear collaboration.

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Punch up your PC audio! Logitech's powerful Z623 speaker system is $80, its lowest price ever

The 2.1-channel Logitech Z623 speaker system retails for $150, but it's on sale at Amazon for $80.

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Polk Audio Command Bar soundbar review: Good sound, with Alexa at your service

The Polk Audio Command Bar mixes well-balanced and beefy sound (the latter courtesy of the included subwoofer) and Amazon Alexa. It works, but Alexa can be recalcitrant when the bar is producing sound.

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Focal Sib Evo Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 speaker system review: A convenient, but ineffective substitute for in-ceiling speakers

This speaker system delivers a solid surround-sound performance, but it doesn’t provide the perception of height.

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First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound review: Alexa in a smoke detector? It's an inspired, if expensive, idea

Here's a clever way to get a smart speaker into every room without cluttering up every room with a smart speaker.

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