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Echo speakers were only the first step in Amazon's ambitious smart home offensive, with the new Cloud Cam and Key platform representing the next level.
Still the world's most popular smart speaker (by a landslide), the original Amazon Echo can be yours (likely for a limited time) at the low price of $130.
We still have no name, price, release date or real-life pics for HP's upcoming smart Cortana speaker, but we know it connects to Windows 10 PCs.
Forget the Surface Pro 5 or Windows phones. Microsoft seems fully committed to make Cortana its next big thing, with public skills and HP devices.
Microsoft HomeHub is the rumored name of an upcoming software initiative baked into the next Windows 10 update to turn any PC into an Echo "killer."
Cortana's standalone device is called the Harman Kardon Invoke, discreetly unveiled on the company's official website as a premium Amazon Echo rival.
Priced at £129 a pop, the previously US-only Google Home smart speaker and Google Wifi router are officially launching on British shores next week.
As if landlines weren’t dead enough already, and smart speakers popular enough, voice calling might become a Google Home and Amazon Echo thing this year.
If you're one of the lucky few Pixel users offered early access to a new Google Assistant feature, you don't need anything else to control your smart home.
Lenovo Smart Assistant is the fitting name of an admittedly unexpected new Amazon Echo rival/stepsibling, Alexa support, smart home controls and all.
Worried you might miss out on Best Buy's Google Home Black Friday deal? The US Google Store, Walmart and Target will also sell the smart speaker at $99.
It's probably just a small piece of a complex functionality puzzle, but it's still nice to hear Google Home will work on Samsung's SmartThings platform.
The Alexa-powered Amazon Echo smart speaker will soon get a Google Home competitor and another one from Apple with Siri voice assistance.
The Federal Communications Commission is surprisingly forward about the design of an upcoming wireless speaker codenamed Samsung Scoop.
The upcoming Sevenhugs Smart Remote looks to give users a powerful, compact way to control connected-home devices.