Xiaomi Takes On Google’s Home Hub With The XiaoAI Touchscreen Speaker

Xiaomi is a company that many of you might know as a smartphone manufacturer. However the company also dabbles in a variety of products that aren’t smartphone related, such as table lamps, kettles, screwdrivers, air purifiers, and so on. Now it looks like Xiaomi wants to take on te likes of Amazon and Google by launching the XiaoAI Touchscreen.

Apple’s HomePod Managed To Sell 1.6 Million Units Over The Holidays

According to a report from earlier this month, it was suggested that Apple’s HomePod commanded about 6% of the US smart speaker market. Clearly this is less than ideal as it means that the rest of the market is dominated by pretty much the likes of Amazon and Google with their Echo and Google Home devices.

Samsung CEO Says The Galaxy Home Will Launch In First Half 2019

Last year Samsung announced the Galaxy Home. This was Samsung’s attempt at breaking into the smart speaker market, but unfortunately, to date, the device has yet to be launched. It made an appearance at the FCC last year, but we haven’t heard anything about its release, at least until now.

HomePod Commands 6% Of US Smart Speaker Market

Apple’s HomePod speakers are currently one of the pricier options in the market today. When you compare it against other smart speakers like the Amazon Echo Dot or the Google Home Mini, the HomePod seems downright expensive, plus given the fact that Apple only has one option, it doesn’t give customers much choice.


Facebook Employees Caught Leaving 5-Star Reviews Of Portal On Amazon

Last year amidst the various privacy scandals and controversies that Facebook found themselves caught up in, the company debuted the Portal video chat device. It was an odd choice to launch a product that would have raised eyebrows any other day, during a time where there was a public outcry to #DeleteFacebook.

Sony Unveils An Outdoor Speaker With Cupholders

Looking for a nice speaker for your next outdoor party? Consider the one that Sony has unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas this week. It’s part of the new lineup of audio products that the company has unveiled at this busy trade show. The GTK-PG10 outdoor speaker is unique in that it has cupholders.

JBL Flip 5 Wireless Speakers Announced

#CES2019 – Wireless Bluetooth speakers are becoming increasingly common these days. This is largely thanks to the fact that handset manufacturers have started to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, which means that customers are in greater need of wireless audio more so than ever.

Klipsch’s New Soundbars Will Feature Google Assistant Integration

#CES2019 – Soundbars are great alternatives to bookshelf speakers or hi-fi systems. This is because they tend to be small-ish, and can fit on your TV cabinet or be mounted onto a wall. If you are in the market for new soundbars, then it seems like Klipsch might have more than a couple for you to choose from.

New Sonos Satellite Speaker Could Be In The Works

Sonos is a company that many are probably familiar with for their standalone speakers that have the ability to stream music from sources such as Spotify. If you’re hoping to see more speaker options from Sonos this year, your wish could be granted because according to a report from Variety, they have spotted an FCC filing that hints at new products in the works.

Another Samsung Galaxy Home Speaker Could Be In The Works

Earlier this year Samsung launched the Galaxy Home. For those unfamiliar, the Galaxy Home is a smart speaker in the same lines as the Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Apple HomePod, where it comes with Bixby integrated into the speakers that will allow users to make voice requests, control smart home appliances, and so on.

LG Unveils New Soundbars With Google Assistant Integration

Every year at CES, there are certain product announcements that we have learnt are almost a given: TVs and speakers. For those shopping about for new speakers, LG has unveiled a bunch of new soundbars ahead of CES 2019, with these soundbars not only featuring Dolby Atmos technology, but also integration with Google Assistant.

Smart Speaker Test Finds Google Assistant To Be The Most Accurate

There are a variety of smart speakers in the market today, although for the most part it is dominated by the likes of Amazon and Google. Both companies have the advantage of having a large number of third-party companies adopting their tech, but does that mean that they are better?

Marshall’s Acton & Stanmore Speakers Come With Google Assistant

Smart speakers have become a norm these days as we’re starting to see more audio companies start to integrate digital assistants into them, namely from Amazon and Google in which both Alexa and Google Assistant have found their way into a variety of speakers in the market today.

Facebook’s Portal Device Updated With Web Browser & Instant Games

It seems that despite being plagued and bogged down with so many privacy scandals, Facebook ultimately decided to push ahead with the launch of its smart display/speaker device, Portal. Initial reviews of the device were less than impressed as it felt that it was lacking a certain something.