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Pick up a Polk Command Bar for $200 ($100 off) and get a new reason to shout at Alexa

Ever since the introduction of virtual assistants like Alexa or the Google Assistant, manufacturers have tried to shoehorn them into every possible product or appliance. Everything from microwaves to eyeglasses can now accept voice commands. While these may not be the most practical examples, there is one product category that seems to be a natural fit for voice assistant integration — home theater equipment. Both Polk and JBL have attempted to combine the functionality of a soundbar and a smart speaker into one device. Polk's entry into this developing market, the Command Bar, is currently on sale at Amazon for $200 — a savings of $100.

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Giveaway: Win one of two Command Bars from Polk Audio [US]

Sound bars can fill a room with rich and deep sound, but they're often quite expensive. There's no better price than free, and today we're partnering with Polk Audio to give away two of their Command Bars!

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Polk Command Bar review: A decent, inexpensive soundbar with Alexa

Polk had the interesting idea of putting an Echo Dot into a soundbar, not only offering something that sounds better than your TV's speakers, but also adding Alexa to your living room. This all-in-one solution was dubbed the Command Bar, an unassuming soundbar that also happens to have what looks like an actual Echo Dot shoved in the middle.

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Polk Assist is a full Assistant and Chromecast speaker, available next month for $199

A couple days ago, Polk Audio announced a new speaker aptly called the Assist. Not only does it have full Chromecast capabilities, but it also comes with Assistant for voice commands, searches, and smart home controls. Available next month, it will cost $199 according to Polk's press release.

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[Update: Now up for pre-order, ships May 28] Polk Audio announces the first soundbar with Alexa, goes on sale in April

Over the past few years, we've seen Amazon's Alexa voice assistant expand to a wide array of electronics. This includes robots, appliances, and even bathroom mirrors. But there is one product category that Alexa hasn't yet made an appearance in - soundbars. While you could already connect an Echo Dot to a soundbar, there hasn't been one with Alexa already integrated. That is, until now.

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[Deal Alert] Polk MagniFi Mini is only $179.99 ($120 off) on Adorama with coupon code

You might recall the Polk MagniFi Mini from Rita's recent review of it, in which she ranted and raved about it and its lack of any real flaws. At its $299 MSRP, this little soundbar is already a pretty decent deal, but Adorama has decided to go ahead and take a whopping $120 off, making the MagniFi Mini just $179.99 with a code. That's crazy.

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