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Control your speakers with your voice using the Echo Link Amp for $300

Unite your home under one smart system.

The Amazon Echo Link Amp is available for $ 299.99 today. This is a powerful device designed to bring smart functionality to your dumb speakers. That’s particularly awesome if you listen to music through a home theater system or powerful speakers that don’t have access to streaming services or voice control.

The Amp itself is a 60W 2-channel amplifier. You’ll be able to connect the Link Amp to your current  [Read More…]

Sonos Amp vs. Amazon Echo Link Amp: Which should you buy?

As someone who has fully integrated the Amazon ecosystem into his everyday life, I’m always looking into finding new ways to enhance the smart home experience. These devices can tie your existing speakers into your smart home streaming network, and I’m here to help you pick the best one for your home.

Sonos Amp

Our pick

$ 600 at Amazon

Pros HDMI-ARC Wireless Sonos Speaker support Multi-room casting Cons Adapter needed for TOSLINK Optical Audio output  [Read More…]

JBL’s Link Bar has been delayed again, now coming out in Summer 2019

Maybe this thing will be released one day. Maybe.

Once upon a time at Google I/O in May 2018, JBL announced the Link Bar — an ambitious new gadget that combined a premium soundbar, Google Assistant speaker, and Android TV device into one single product. It was initially scheduled for a release sometime in the fall of that year, but this past January, it was pushed back to Spring 2019.

Now, it’s being reported that the Link  [Read More…]

Is the Echo Link Amp worth it compared to the Echo Link?

As someone who has fully integrated the Amazon ecosystem into his everyday life, I’m always looking into finding new ways to enhance the smart home experience. Here at Android Central, we research numerous devices to reach that same goal.

Amazon Echo Link Amp

Smart amplifier

$ 300 at Amazon

Pros Great first audio receiver for home theater usage. Adds Alexa to home theater setup Supports streaming from Amazon Music, Spotify, and other services Cons No built-in  [Read More…]

Control smart devices and save on Nvidia’s Shield TV 4K + SmartThings Link

Add this to your living room.

Amazon has the Nvidia Shield TV 4K Streaming Player bundled with Samsung’s SmartThings Link for $ 189.99 today. The Nvidia Shield normally sells for around $ 180 itself while the Link adapter sells for $ 40; today’s deal makes for one of the best prices ever for this bundle.

Using the included SmartThings Link transforms this streaming player into a Zigbee and Z-wave smart home hub, allowing you to wirelessly monitor  [Read More…]

JBL Link Drive is going to put Google Assistant in your car

There is no place it is more important to get assistance hands free than your car and the JBL Link Drive is here to help. Whether you’re looking to listen to your favorite song, ask for directions, or get updates on traffic and the weather the JBL Link Drive with Google Assistant can get you what you need. It can even read your texts to make sure your eyes stay off of your phone while driving.

All you have to  [Read More…]

JBL Link Bar, the first soundbar with Google Assistant is coming Spring 2019

Thanks to the JBL Link Bar your TV is about to get a lot smarter. First shown off at Google I/O in May 2018 the Link Bar expands on JBL’s Link series that includes Google Assistant. Not only does it feature Google Assistant but it also has Android TV and Chromecast built-in along with three 4K enabled HDMI ports.

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JBL Link Drive brings the Google Assistant to your car for just $60

It’ll be available for purchase in Spring 2019.

From smart speakers, displays, smartphones, and more, the Google Assistant is creeping its way into just about anything and everything that it can. At CES 2019, JBL announced the Link Drive as a gadget that’ll help bring the Assistant to your car.

The JBL Link Drive is a compact gadget that plugs into your vehicle’s 12V socket (the cigarette lighter) and pairs with the Google app on your Android  [Read More…]

Beat winter allergies with the $269 Dyson Pure Cool Link air purifier

Freshen up.

Amazon has the Dyson Pure Cool Link Tower Air Purifier on sale for $ 268.99. When it isn’t on sale, this gadget sells for $ 500. It received 4.2 out of 5 stars from 344 customer reviews. Today’s deal beats the last one we posted for this item by $ 100.

This device is both a fan and an air purifier. It automatically detects your home’s air quality, and adjusts itself as needed to remove  [Read More…]

Want a Smart Display that can rock the house? The JBL Link View is for you!

Best answer: The JBL Link View is the best-sounding Smart Display you can buy. It has powerful bass, crisp highs, and loud volume that’ll rock your house with heart-pounding tunes.

Best Buy: JBL Link View ($ 250)

JBL’s Link View sounds better than any other Smart Display

Without a doubt, the JBL Link View is the Smart Display we recommend for buyers that want the best-sounding one they can get.

Equipped with two 51mm drivers and  [Read More…]