In comparison to the mostly plastic inventions of the Amazon Echo and Google Home, the new battery-fueled Google Assistant speaker by House of Marley is pretty attention seeking. The Get Together Mini is composed of a mixture of aluminum and bamboo, and is covered in fabric composed from hemp, cotton, and recycled plastics. Together, this makes what the firm states are some of the utmost percentages of sustainable substances employed to develop any smart speaker powered by Google Assistant.
The addition of voice assistant from Google indicates that you receive voice control for all your songs. The device can be set to listen out always for an activation word, but you will also have the alternative of pressing the button for Google Assistant on its top prior to commanding. In the meantime, a button on the speaker’s back can stop the mic from eavesdropping. You can employ Google Cast to play music from your handset and connect it up with other compatible devices for multi-room audio.
Speaking of smart speakers, Smart speakers from Sonos earlier made it to the IPO. Sonos had initially priced its product at $17–19 per share. But later the initial public offering drastically reduced, to be priced at $15 per share. Though Sonos has been in the speaker system business for many years, it has recently gained recognition only on a partnership with Amazon. Using voice technology, Sonos will make the smart audio speakers, along with Amazon and co-branded with Alexa.
Consumers can soon stream services through Spotify, SoundCloud, and Apple Music. But with consumer electronics being very competitive, Sonos has to withstand stiff competition from big brands and hold on to a good market share. The shares were oversubscribed and raised a $208 million in its initial public offering, though this is $1.8 billion less than its initial target price.