- Smart speakers offer multi-purpose functionality, such as music playback, controlling other devices, updates from Amazon, and so much more
- These speakers usually need to be plugged in continually, though some models are wireless and come with a built-in rechargeable battery
- You get Alexa-powered smart speakers from brands like Amazon, Lumiford, Harman Kardon and more in the market
What if you could control your old AC or fan with a smart device without spending a huge sum? That’s exactly what you get with smart speakers that come with built-in support for Alexa voice assistant. You can do so many things with these speakers, such as listening to news updates from the internet, turning on the TV in the living room while you are in another room, and change music hands-free and so much more. Here are the best Alexa-powered smart speakers that will serve all your needs.
Best smart speakers with Alexa in the market right now
1. Echo Input
Echo Input performs all the features of a regular Echo Dot speaker. However, the main USP of this product is that it gets a built-in 4,800mAh battery that can be charged. This way, Input is a portable smart speaker. It also gets fabric design and has the volume control buttons on the side. You can use voice commands to stream music, catch the latest news or check the weather. Users can also integrate it with their smart home appliances and like other Echo speakers, Input has mic off button for extra privacy. The Echo Input gets a price tag of Rs 4,499.
2. Lumiford 2.1 Dock
Lumiford 2.1 Dock comes with built-in Alexa support and a downwards-firing subwoofer that produces 26W output. It features 2.1 Hi-Fi full-bodied stereo sound and connects to devices wirelessly with Bluetooth 4.2 version. You can pick up calls from the speaker which offers wide pairing compatibility. The speaker comes with 10 hours of playback time and has physical buttons at the top to control playback. The Lumiford 2.1 Dock is available for Rs 3,999 in India.
3. Eufy Genie
Eufy Genie is an affordable smart speaker powered by Amazon Alexa voice assistant. Connect the speaker to your Wi-Fi network and you will be able to control all Alexa-compatible devices with voice command. The device gets an AudioSmart far-field voice processor which detects sound from 360-degrees, isolates the noise and responds to your query. You can also add new features to Alexa for the speaker using the mobile app and updating its version regularly. The Eufy Genie smart speaker is available in India for Rs 1,429
4. Harman Kardon Allure
It’s hard not to include the Allure speaker from Harman Kardon. This is a smart speaker, supporting Alexa voice assistant. It comes with built-in dual microphone array with support for noise cancellation. It offers immersive 360-degree sound output and lets you wireless stream music via Bluetooth. It offers playback support for up to 10 hours on a single charge. This is a portable speaker from the brand which makes it easy to carry and move around. The voice integration also benefits from far-field voice recognition that lets you give voice commands even when you are far from the speaker. The Allure from Harman Kardon is priced at Rs 16,800 in the market.
5. Lumiford Stereo Blue Log
The Stereo Blue speaker supports Bluetooth for wireless connectivity, and it comes with built-in Alexa voice control. This can be used to stream music or get updates from the internet. The speaker gets blue mesh fabric finish, and the cubical design makes it easy to hold and carry. It has dual bass dynamic diaphragms with 10W speakers. The speaker packs a 2,200mAh battery that offers backup for up to 12 hours. The Blue Log speaker comes with IPX4 rating that makes it durable against rain and water splashes. The Stereo Blue Log speaker is available for Rs 2,000.