The Google Home Max is getting a little long in the tooth as it's nearing its second birthday, but it's still the best-sounding smart speaker Google offers. It has always been on the more expensive side, and even though it saw a permanent price cut to $300 last year, it has never been as cheap as it is this Black Friday. You can save $100 and get one for only $200 right from Google or third-party resellers like Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Target. Read More
Keeping your floor clean? As people as recently as 2 years ago said, ain't nobody got time for that! So, with all the robo-vacuums you can get out there, why should you get Ecovacs's Deebot 500 or Deebot 711? Well, they've been boosted as Deals of the Day right now at Amazon and you're also getting an Echo Dot smart speaker to boot. This deal lasts until midnight PST. Read More
If you want to make your home smarter without breaking the bank, today's your lucky day. Thanks to this deal, you'll be able to put a third-generation Echo Dot in every room, as a three-pack will cost you just $65, which is $40 off less than usual. Read More
When I set up my smart home infrastructure, I waited until Black Friday discounts to pay a little less for all my intelligent devices. Whether you're starting from scratch or want to add new products to your existing smart home configuration, you'll be able to benefit from exciting markdowns on a wide array of Nest products. These include security cameras, alarms, locks, thermostats, smart speakers, connected displays, and Wi-Fi routers. The markdowns will be available from November 28 until December 4, which will give you plenty of time to shop. Read More
Two years after hitting Google Home, Spotify Free joins a list of over 100 streaming services already available through Sonos. Sonos and Spotify have rolled out an update today that enables you to access Spotify Free through your Sonos devices, so you can spice up your office holiday party straight from your desk at no extra cost.
You can stream Spotify's entire catalog on shuffle by launching the streaming service through the Sonos app or directly from Spotify. Read More
Although smartphones are almost a necessity in the modern world, smart speakers and smart displays don't enjoy the same kind of perception despite their much lower cost. Case in point, Samsung alone shipped 78.9 million phones in Q3 2019, while all the smart speaker manufacturers in the world combined shipped less than 30 million units in the same time period. Smart speakers with displays take up an even smaller share. Regardless, both the smart speaker and smart display markets continue to be hotly contested, and most companies experienced healthy year-over-year growth in Q3 2019. The major exception was Google, whose market share dropped like a rock. Read More
The Google Home Max, with its impressive volume and audio quality, represents the company's top-tier entry into the smart speaker market. High-end audio products are rarely affordably priced, and the Google Home Max was no exception when it launched at $400 back in 2017. Since then, the Home Max has had its price permanently cut by $100, and buyers can now save an additional $50 when picking up this beast of a smart speaker for only $250 at retailers including Best Buy, B&H, and, of course, Google's online store. Read More
In what is probably the biggest deal we'll spot this week, JBL's massive, Assistant-powered Link 500 smart speaker has been discounted to just $150. That's $300 off compared to the $450 MSRP, but there are two catches: Read More
Only the white model is on sale (black is still full-price at $450), and you have to buy it through JBL's storefront.
When I bought my Google Home, I wanted to be able to listen to music in different rooms without having to buy several speakers. Unfortunately, such a solution wasn't available back then, so I opted for a Home Mini coupled with a portable Wi-Fi speaker instead. Thankfully, there are plenty of options on the market today that make your Google Home portable, and thanks to this deal on Ninety7 battery base, you'll be able to do just that for only $20. Read More
A couple of weeks ago, Amazon unveiled a bunch of new smart speakers, including the all-new Echo, as well as a refreshed Echo Dot that features a built-in LED clock. Both devices are now available on the retailer's site, selling for $100 and $60, respectively. Read More