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Even more Google Assistant speakers are on their way, from the likes of Anker, B&O, and Klipsch

According to Google, the company has been selling Home speakers at a rate of more than one per second since the Home Mini was released late last year. That's an incredible statistic, and it doesn't even take into account Assistant speakers from third-parties that have been available since last fall. Last year, we learned about devices from Mobvoi, Panasonic, Sony, and Anker's Zolo sub-brand. They were clearly the tip of the iceberg.

CES 2018 in Las Vegas has been awash with new Assistant products as Google takes the fight to Amazon's Alexa. Even the monorail has been taken over by Assistant branding.

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Anker puts Alexa in a car charger with the Roav VIVA

For every category of electronic accessory, you can be certain that Anker will make one and that Amazon will try to put Alexa into it. These two nearly inescapable industry forces were clearly destined to come together and make a car charger that you can talk to. Thus the introduction today of the Roav VIVA, one of those simple and compelling ideas that makes one wonder why it hadn't existed until now.

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Anker's tiny Android-powered portable projector is now on sale

Anker released its first portable projector last year, under its new 'Nebula' brand. The Nebula Mars was a solid projector, but the outdated version of Android held it back. Anker released its smaller Nebula Capsule projector on Indiegogo a few months ago, where it quickly surpassed the funding goal of $50,000.

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Anker's Bluetooth 5.0 Zolo Liberty+ earbuds will be available later this month for $149.99

With headphone jacks slowly starting to disappear from high-end smartphones, the market for Bluetooth headphones stands to become much busier in the coming months and years. Thankfully, Bluetooth 5.0 is finally here with more reliable connections capable of delivering consistent audio. One of the first products to ship with the new protocol – the very first total wireless earbud – is the Zolo Liberty+ from Anker, an upgrade to its Bluetooth 4.1 earbuds that went on sale towards the end of last year.

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Anker launches portable Android-based Nebula Capsule projector on Indiegogo

Anker's projector brand, Nebula, released the Nebula Mars earlier this year. If you read our review, you'll know it was a pretty solid portable projector, but the software experience left a bit to be desired. Today, Anker launched the Nebula Capsule on Indiegogo, a smaller projector with (what seems to be) much improved software.

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[Deal Alert] Nebula Mars portable projector with Android only $449 (25% off) on Amazon

Nebula is one of Anker's sub-brands, focused on making portable projectors. The Nebula Mars was its first product, a somewhat-large unit with dual JBL speakers and Android built-in. Normally it costs $599, but now you can get it for $449 from Amazon.

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[Deal Alert] Get the Anker PowerCore+ 26800mAh USB-PD portable charger for $88 ($22 off)

If you've been searching for the right portable charger, this might be just the deal for you. The Anker PowerCore+ 26800mAh PD model is one of the best around, and with the use of a coupon you can currently get it for $22 off the retail price. That's $87.99 instead of the usual $109.99, which is good value for what you're getting. If that seems expensive at first, remember this is a USB Power Delivery-capable battery that can charge some laptops.

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[Update: Sony joins the fun] Third party Google Assistant speakers are coming this fall, and so is support for appliances

When the Google Assitant SDK was announced back in April, we knew it would only be a matter of time before we saw third party speakers with the Assistant built in. Google has announced the first three of those speakers at IFA 2017 in Berlin, and we can expect to learn more about them over the next few days.

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Zolo Liberty+ by Anker blasts through its Kickstarter goal

The main reason headphone jacks remain a staple of most phones is because they work. There's no pairing and re-paring, or worrying about how much longer the batteries in your earbuds will last. Anker's new "apprentice brand," Zolo, is trying to make Bluetooth earbuds without any compromises. The Kickstarter for Zolo's Liberty+ earbuds was revealed yesterday, and it has already passed its funding goal ten times over.

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