The cameraless, petite Google Home Hub will blend into any room in your home. It's affordable, and quite useful as a digital assistant (especially in the kitchen), a photo frame and a smart home control panel.
The Vizio SB3621n-E8 is the best sound bar under $300 we have ever heard. If you want better TV sound, it's the new budget benchmark.
For an inexpensive Bluetooth speaker, the Tribit XSound Go is hard to beat.
Due out this fall, the fully waterproof JBL Charge 4 offers improved sound, battery life and USB-C connectivity.
Apple's HomePod doesn't match the features offered on Alexa and Google Assistant speakers. But if you’re an iPhone user who prizes sound quality above all, you should seriously consider this speaker.
If you're looking for an Alexa-enabled speaker with a Zigbee hub, the Amazon Echo Plus is your best bet. If you're looking for the best sound quality, the Sonos One is still the top contender.
The Yamaha YAS-207 is an excellent sound bar package which offers sound quality which soars above others' at the price.
This is the best Dot yet at the same irresistible price -- but it will do little to slow Google's growing momentum.
The Amazon Echo Sub offers an instant bass upgrade to the Echo line of smart speakers, but stereo pairing two Echos makes for a better music experience.
Google Home is a great smart speaker with a ton of capabilities, but you have so many smart speaker options at this point that I'm less inclined to recommend this well balanced middle child.
The Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 is one of the best speakers at this price, with great sound and excellent build quality.
Bose's expensive SoundLink Plus is arguably the best-sounding Bluetooth speaker for its size.
The Alexa-powered Sonos One is the first smart speaker that actually sounds good with music -- and even more new features will be coming to it in the months ahead.
The ELAC Debut B6 bookshelf speakers offer stellar, best-in-class sound quality that no other speakers can match at this low price.
A nice upgrade over its predecessor, the Flip 4 is one of the best speakers in its size and price class.
Alexa is still the most compelling voice control platform, and the new and improved Echo should only boost her momentum. It's well worth $100.
The Insignia Voice offers a generally better Google Assistant experience than the Google Home Mini for the same price or less.
The Echo Dot takes Amazon's popular smart home speaker and wraps it in an ultra-affordable package -- but the Google Home Mini is a very worthy competitor.