A common issue with most smart speakers is that they have to remain plugged in. The JBL Link 20, on the other hand, is battery-powered and can pump audio for at least 10 hours on a full charge. The sound quality is excellent, even when you want to extend Google Assistant’s range to another room. In addition, it’s also water-resistant for up to 30 minutes.
Website: JBL Link 20
For around just 35 dollars, the Eufy Genie is a great, affordable alternative to the already affordable Echo Dot. With a single 2-watt speaker, the Genie provides better audio than the Echo Dot but it lacks Bluetooth, so if you want to connect an additional speaker, you’ll need to use the included 3.5 mm audio cable.
Website: Eufy Genie
Before purchasing a smart speaker, decide on how you think you’ll use it. If it will be the only device in your living room capable of playing music, it should have good audio quality. But even though the sound is important, it shouldn’t necessarily be the deciding factor. For example, Google Home Mini is probably the least powerful speaker around, but its small size and irresistible price (in addition to its elegant design) make it a great choice for those who already have a powerful sound system and just want a smart addition to obtain quick answers.