BrandExpand to view more details.
List of brands we tested in this review.
PriceExpand to view more details.
Recommended retail or typical retail price as of March 2019
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 49 and 780
Ease of use score
Includes set-up, control, responsiveness to voice commands and media playback.
enter value/s in increments of i between 69 and 82
Sound quality score
Performance tests are based on our listening panel's appraisal of two pieces of music (rock/pop and electronic). The speaker is positioned about two metres away from the listeners who assess overall quality.
enter value/s in increments of i between 19 and 85
Annual running cost
Based on 19 hours sitting idle, 5 hours active. Calculated at 30 cents per kilowatt-hour; this is a minimum as the cost will vary depending on how often the speaker is used, and the type of task you've asked it to perform.
enter value/s in increments of i between 2 and 14
Can the speaker connect to other Bluetooth devices? This is generally used for entertainment (e.g. music and audio playback), rather than issuing commands to the assistant via a separate device.
Can the smart speaker run on rechargeable batteries so you can use it as a portable speaker?
Included in this review
- Sound quality score
- Power consumption score
- Annual running cost
- Overall Score
- Bad points
- Ease of use score
- Good points
- Music service support
- Calendar support
- Data that is stored
- Voice purchasing
- Other physical controls
- Where is data processed
- Set alarms
- News and weather briefings
- Audio playback devices supported
- Indicator light
- Video services supported
- Wifi band
- Cord length
- Smart LED integration
- Video playback devices supported
- Multi user support
- Smart switch integration
- Personal assistant
- Data delete
- Mute button