8 Smart speakers that bring Alexa to life

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Alexa is one of the most impressive additions to technology we’ve seen in recent years. She’s powered by countless algorithms to keep up with our every need. But, did you know she isn’t restricted to Echo devices?

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We all know just how smart Alexa is and how she can upgrade our lives. From ordering our pizza just how we like it to enabling your home security setup, this smart assistant goes above and beyond.

But, she doesn’t need to be confined to an Echo speaker. In fact, Alexa is in countless other devices, putting her abilities within reach in every home. Check out these 8 smart speakers that bring Alexa to life with practical and stylish designs.

Marshall Acton II Voice Alexa Speaker

Complete with Amazon Alexa, you can easily control this speaker totally hands-free. Additionally, you can also fill your home with music through different rooms by connecting to different Alexa devices. Plus, the sturdy wooden frame of this speaker is complemented with a textured vinyl covering, salt & pepper fret, and the iconic script Marshall logo.

Acton II Voice Alexa Speaker

Acton II Voice Alexa Speaker

Ultimate Ears Blast Portable Alexa Speaker

The Blast Speaker is equipped with direct access to Amazon Alexa so you can essentially manage your life as well as your tunes. That said, the Blast Speaker also pumps out the sound in a full 360 degrees to fill any space. Highly waterproof, you can literally take it anywhere you go, including for a dip in the pool.

Portable Alexa Speaker

Portable Alexa Speaker

Huawei AI Cube Alexa Smart Speaker

Although not actually a cube, this smart speaker actually very closely resembles the Google Home speaker. In addition, there are four far-field microphones to capture your commands no matter where you stand in the room. Likewise, the AI Cube dishes out some serious audio in all directions. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the AI Cube also serves as a router.

Huawei AI Cube Speaker

Huawei AI Cube Speaker

KitSound Voice One Alexa Smart Speaker

Featuring Amazon Alexa integration, the Voice One allows you to use your speaker hands-free. Plus, the full-range drivers fill the room with Hi-Fi audio. The built-in two-microphone array comes with noise cancellation technology, providing hands-free voice control. With up to 10 hours of playtime, it’s also complete with a charging cradle, enabling you to charge the speaker without dealing with cables.

Harmon Kardon Allure Portable Alexa Speaker

Powered by Amazon Alexa, this speaker streams audio, gives you information, controls your smart home, and more with just your voice. Plus, this clever speaker learns over time and will continue to get smarter as it adds to its list of features.

Sonos One Amazon Alexa Smart Speaker

Designed for music lovers, this device pushes out sound in a full 360 degrees. With Sonos technology, you can be sure you’re hearing every note of any song you play. What’s more, Alexa also extends to your other smart home devices. In this sense, the Sonos One functions as a smart hub. Your voice alone can lock and unlock your door and so much more.

Bose Home Speaker 500 Alexa-Powered Smart Speaker

Fill your whole room with immersive stereo sound with the Bose Home Speaker 500 Alexa-Powered Smart Speaker. This device delivers wall-to-wall audio from a single source while Alexa allows you to request any song you like. Plus, thanks to advanced voice pickup technology, the speaker hears you no matter the noise level around you. Similarly, you can turn off voice access at any time by simply tapping the mic-disable button.

Bose Home Speaker 500

Bose Home Speaker 500

Braven Vale Amazon Alexa 360-Degree WiFi Speaker

With a shockproof design and a polished aluminum grille, the Vale is one fine looking speaker. This beautiful device integrates with Amazon’s smart assistant, so you can use a myriad of voice commands. This smart speaker combines beauty and brains to look great anywhere in your home or office.

360-Degree WiFi Speaker

360-Degree WiFi Speaker

What’s your favorite from the list? Share with us in the comments below.

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Ashley Timms is the Editor in Chief at Gadget Flow where she gets to write about the most incredible products in the world. When she’s not writing, she’s producing fine art dog photography.

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