The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler uses 3 professionals to test the sound quality of Amazon's new Echo Dot and Google's Home Mini.
Now is the best time to buy the latest version of Amazon's best-selling smart speaker, the Echo Dot (AMZN)
Starting Friday — a week before Black Friday — Amazon is offering promotions on its new Echo Dot, which debuted in September.
The Echo Dot has been Amazon's best-selling Echo Device, and Amazon says it's the best-selling smart speaker ever.
The new Echo Dot is said to be 70% louder than the first-generation version, and boasts a new, fabric-coated design. But the reason why people seem to love the Echo Dot so much probably has to do with its small footprint and unobtrusive looks.
Wi-Charge harnesses light to free Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini smart speakers from power cords
There’s nothing new about battery docks for smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini. A battery dock allows you to place the speaker anywhere in a room, not just in the proximity of an AC outlet. But those batteries will need recharging eventually, so most people who use them—myself included—end up leaving battery-docked smart speakers in the same places they’d be if they were AC-powered.
A company called Wi-Charge claims it has a better solution: It has developed a...