Tag Archive: Speakers


Amazon Alexa and Echo speakers in Canada: Everything you need to know!

The Amazon Echo and Alexa is officially available to Canadians! Here’s everything you need to know!

Now that the Amazon Echo is officially available in Canada, Amazon has some pretty good deals for Canadians looking to fill their home with smart speakers. While the Echo line of products continues to expand in the U.S., Amazon launched Alexa in Canada along with its three signature Echo Speakers: The Amazon Echo (2nd Gen.), Echo Plus, and Echo Dot (2nd  [Read More…]

Google purchased a company that turns displays into speakers

Is this a sign of things to come on the Pixel 3?

Right ahead of the Pixel 2‘s unveiling last fall, it was announced that Google purchased a heap of smartphone engineers from HTC to spearhead smartphone projects for the coming years. According to a report from Bloomberg, Google made another purchase about a month before this for UK-based company Redux.

If you haven’t heard of Redux, you’re not alone. The company hasn’t actually released any consumer-facing  [Read More…]

Google sold about 6 million Home speakers during the holidays

More than one Google Home was sold every second.

This past holiday season, there’s a good chance you either bought or received a smart speaker of some sort. Amazon’s been dominating this space since the first Echo Dot came out in 2016, but with the launch of the Google Home Mini in late 2017, Google finally had its own ultra-cheap speaker to get inside as many people’s homes as possible.

Google recently shared a post on its  [Read More…]

Roku is working on smart speakers and its own virtual assistant

The two new platforms are called Roku Connect and the Roku Entertainment Assistant.

There are a lot of different smart TV platforms to choose from these days, but if you want access to the most content possible and don’t want to be stuck between middle school feuds, Roku is the way to go. Roku’s been releasing media streaming boxes since as early as 2008, and ten years later in 2018, the company has announced its two latest projects –  [Read More…]

Wicked Audio’s Outcry Bluetooth speakers review: Why affordable doesn’t have to mean bad

In the market for an affordable, quality Bluetooth speaker? You might want to check out what Wicked Audio has to offer. A brand many of you are probably acquainted with (their products are sold via Best Buy, Amazon and more), Wicked Audio’s portfolio also includes two Bluetooth speakers.  I’ve been testing them both for the […]

You can finally play Spotify on multiple Amazon Echo speakers

Available first in the U.S., UK, Canada, Germany, and Ireland.

Amazon’s Echo smart speakers are truly awesome, and with fun hardware like the Echo Show and Echo Spot, they’re only getting better. However, as many improvements as we’ve seen on both the hardware and software fronts, one feature that’s been noticeably absent since multi-room audio was added in August is the ability to stream Spotify on multiple Echo speakers at the same time.

Thankfully, this changes today.

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Amazon Echo speakers now let you wake up to your favorite song

“Alexa, wake me up to Rick Astley.”

Smart speakers can be used for a laundry list of different things, but as I’ve quickly been discovering with my Google Home Mini, some of them are fantastic little alarm clocks. Amazon’s Echo devices have long supported alarms, but a new update now allows users to wake up to the song of their choice rather than Amazon’s default alarm tune.

To choose the song that you’d like to wake up  [Read More…]

Best leak yet of Pixel 2 XL’s front shows front-facing speakers, new launcher layout

Well this is a nice development.

Up until this point, we’ve been speculating about what the upcoming Google Pixel 2 XL‘s front looked like based on bits of information. Now, we have what looks like a solid leak showing off the entire front of the phone, courtesy of @evleaks.

…and without a case pic.twitter.com/4QrvyM9Hro

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 2, 2017

There are two intriguing aspects of this leak. First is the serious similarity in design  [Read More…]

Google reportedly working on a premium Google Home with stereo speakers

The Google Home Max is expected to offer a more premium design and higher-end audio, but we aren’t entirely sure when it’ll be released.

Amazon had a field day yesterday with a slew of new Alexa-enabled smart gadgets. And while all of that new tech admittedly looks quite nice, Google is also expected to release some new Google Assistant hardware in just a few days.

We’ve already seen images of the Google Home Mini that should be announced alongside  [Read More…]

Premium Google Home Max with stereo speakers said to be in the works

Just last week we found out Google is gearing up to introduce a new Google Home Mini speaker during the Pixel 2 launch event. But according to recent information coming to us from 9to5Google, it seems the search giant is also developing a larger version of its Google Home smart speaker. Two industry insiders revealed […]