The $200 smart speaker market is suddenly getting very competitive, withnow joining the ranks of Pioneer, Onkyo, JBL and Sonos.
The-powered Polk Assist is a compact countertop model that comes in black or light gray, with a dedicated woofer and tweeter on board.
The Polk could also be used to control the company's Chromecast built-in sound bars: the and .
Proving that Polk isn't choosing favorites, the company also offers theas well as a few .
Our favorite speaker in this category is still the Sonos One ($199 at B&H Photo-Video), which sounds great, works with Sonos' excellent multiroom system and supports Amazon Alexa -- and, coming this year perhaps as soon as . That's going to make the market tougher for speakers like the Polk Assist that only support one voice assistant.
The Polk Assist is due in June for $199.