JBL was one of the first companies to release a third-party Google Assistant smart display. While the JBL Link View certainly produces richer sound than any other Assistant display, the original $250 price tag was hard to justify. Now you can grab a refurbished unit for the low price of $69 from the company's eBay store. Nice. Read More
In case you haven't heard, the stock market has taken quite a tumble in the last week or two, forcing tech companies all over the world to reconsider their financial forecasts for the foreseeable future. So far, this hasn't affected the number of deals that have come across our desks, but it could have an impact down the road. Nevertheless, you can help support some of your favorite brands by investing in the latest round of discounts from this week. Read More
Although relatively new as far as smart home gadgets go, smart displays are beginning to chip away at the market share of their older, display-free counterparts. While the manufacturers of smart speakers and displays alike have attempted to squeeze the best possible sound out of these devices, it's hard to match the more than 100 years of audio experience that a company like JBL can bring to the table. As of right now, Best Buy has the JBL Link View available for the discounted price of $94.99 — its lowest yet. Read More
Smart speakers with Google Assistant support are ubiquitous these days, but only a small handful of OEMs can claim to understand sound as well as those that specialize in audio equipment. That's why it's no surprise the first smart speaker with integrated display from JBL was built with a premium listening experience in mind. Right now, you can snag the JBL Link View at Best Buy, Harman, JBL for only $99.99 ($199.96 off). Read More
One of the best uses of the Google Home/Nest Hub, or any another Smart Display (Lenovo's or the JBL Link View), is as a smart digital photo album. I've already shared with you the steps to set this up plus tips to make the most of Live Albums, but there are a few new hidden capabilities that make it easier to interact with the photos once they're showing on your Smart Display. In this post, I'll explain how you can ask where and when a photo was taken, add it to your favorites, hide it, and share it directly with one of your contacts. Read More
Another year, another category of Google-compatible products has flooded the market. A few years ago, it was the Chromecast, then it was the Google Home and Home Mini, and now it's the Google Home Hub. With every first-party release comes a slew of third-party alternatives, boasting the same features, same integrations, same functions, but with different designs and prices. On paper, they should be equal to Google's, but time and time again, we've learned that they're not.
Never though have the lines blurred as much as with the Home Hub and its Lenovo and JBL brethren. They look almost the same, both on the outside and in their interface, and Google pushed them earlier than its Home Hub, advertising them and talking about them as if they were its own. Read More
Google's Home Hub and the Lenovo's Smart Display might be the most popular Assistant-based smart displays this Black Friday — we figured the hardest decision people would have was between the two — but they're not the only Assistant-game in town. JBL's Link View is an option for those that prioritize audio over video. And if you want to pick one up for cheap, Verizon has it for just $150 right now. That's $50 less than any other retailer right now, and $100 less than MSRP. Read More
Live Albums were one of the most appealing features announced last week for Google Home Hub and other Smart Displays. They let you create a dynamic album from your Google Photos that automatically updates and contains photos of specific people in your life. The ability to make Live Albums rolled out to the Photos app, but it wasn't until yesterday that the albums started working properly in Ambient Mode on Smart Displays.
In the tutorial below, I'll explain how you can set these up to show on your Lenovo Smart Display, JBL Link View, Google Home Hub, or any other upcoming Assistant speaker with a built-in display. Read More
Whether your already bought the Lenovo Smart Display or JBL Link View, or you're thinking about getting Google's rumored Home Hub, you may be wondering whether that gadget — like many others in your life — offers any accessibility settings for people with disabilities. The answer is yes. Read More
Assistant smart displays are a fairly new product, but we're already starting to see discounts on some. JBL is knocking $50 off its offering, the Link View, meaning that you only need to fork over $199.95 to get your own smart display. Read More