Alternative products to Sonos One

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Sonos One
A self-contained, Alexa-connected speaker from Sonos

The Sonos One is Sonos's newest speaker, with Alexa integration and a powerful speaker for any home.

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Google's Alexa competitor, an in-home voice assistant

Google Home is your home assistant, controlled by your voice. You can ask whatever is on your mind from playing some music, or just a curious question to some hands-free shopping. It will be glad to assist you and your needs. It comes in three different sizes and four colors to match your interior and pairs with your smart home.

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Kunal Bhatia
Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
@brianroemmele thinks Voice First gifts will be in the top 5 Mother's Day gifts: https://twitter.com/BrianRoemmel... You can see that Target ad for some other ideas.
Jack Dweck
Jack Dweck- Product Manager at Unroll.Me
I know you already have a Google Home, but I'm adding it here for others. :) Most smart home gadgets can now be controlled by voice using an Amazon Echo or Google Home. For example, to control your Philips Hue lightbulbs, you can say "Hey Google, turn on the lights". Although the Echo has more integrations than Google Home does, I find that Google Assistan… See more
Kevin Lou
Kevin Lou- Experience @ Italic
It also doesn't hurt that it looks great! The Google Home is as visible or invisible as you want it to be.
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Apple Music is coming to Google Home, according to Google's own iOS app for managing its smart speakers. A MacRumors reader first noticed that the Google Home app now lists Apple Music as a service that can be integrated, although the ability is currently non-functional.
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The new home entertainment system by Apple

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Nick Abouzeid
Nick Abouzeid- Partner @ Shrug Capital
I'm terribly excited for a standalone Apple speaker. As much as I love my Bose bluetooth speaker (and as much as Siri needs some serious help), being able to hear my notifications read to me from across the room will be great.
Shreya Bagaria
Shreya Bagaria
I'm excited about the HomePod. It will fit well in my Apple ecosystem. It will also bring along a better Siri, fixed a few notches, long overdue. It’s still very much an Echo or Home competitor, but Apple’s choosing to focus on music instead of the hodgepodge of features touted by Google and Amazon.
Kunal Bhatia
Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
Apple HomePod is a great example of how Apple has integrated Beats into their company, launched a new product line, and still stayed true to what they believe. Apple has been in home entertainment for a long time with iTunes, Apple TV, etc., but this hardware gets me personally excited as an audiophile! I love the software-driven approach to how they're tack… See more
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The Verge
Apple had an idea for a future HomePod that would offer an emoji version of Siri and LED lights that could display a variety of useful information, starting with the weather. In a 2017 patent application that was made publicly available in late January, Apple threw a bunch of increasingly far-out ideas onto its request to the US Patent office.
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A hands-free speaker you control with your voice

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Robert Bye
Robert Bye- Building products at Fueled in NYC
This plus Phillips hue is awesome.
Arun Sathiya
Arun Sathiya- Happiness Engineer, Automattic
Echo by Amazon sounds like a neat choice at extra 80 bucks. Or, I guess, there's a flat 80 bucks discount currently that you can redeem.
Sam Cholera
Sam Cholera- Founder @ iSpy Sport Search
In UK. Was £149.99. Now £79.99 inc Del. (47%) Black & White. Finishes midnight UK
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A new speaker lamp by Sonos and IKEA

IKEA and Sonos have created a great sounding, great looking piece of furniture that blends into the home in a new way, making it easier to furnish with sound.

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Engadget
Rather than attempt to deliver a decent audio experience (and likely mess it up), it's collaborated with Sonos on both these WiFi speakers-in-disguise. The two companies say it's about a shared passion. "IKEA is always looking for ideas that improve life at home.
The Verge
Sonos and Ikea have fully unveiled the pair of speakers that the two companies have collaborated on for years. The Symfonisk table lamp ($179) and bookshelf speaker ($99) will both ship this August and be sold exclusively at Ikea's stores.
TechCrunch
Ikea and Sonos are partnering on a a new range of connected speakers that will be available in August 2019. The Symfonisk speakers aren't just cheap Ikea speakers with a Sonos logo. You'll be able to control the speakers from the Sonos app just like a normal Sonos product.
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Add AirPlay support to your Sonos speakers

AudioBridge adds AirPlay support to your Sonos speakers with an easy-to-use Mac menu bar app.

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John Hurliman
I'm releasing my first self-published app (outside of the Mac app store) today to bring AirPlay support to Sonos speakers. AudioBridge runs in the background on a macOS / OSX computer and provides...
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🎹 The wayback machine for old-school MIDI files

In the days of Geocities and Angelfire, a quirky HTML tag called < bgsound > enabled sound files to play in the background of webpages. Usually, these files were in the MIDI format. What a glorious era that was! Sadly, <bgsound﹥ has been removed from browsers and MIDI is obscure and hard to play back. UNTIL NOW! Check out BitMidi! ✨

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@BitMidi @feross @preactjs Wow. Bitmidi has a nice collection. 😀 https://t.co/qCmPal4Lhs
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🎉 This is awesome, @BitMidi is featured on Appscope, the leading directory for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). Check out their collection of the best web-based applications that are compatible with all devices. BitMidi on Appscope: https://t.co/8eFcWlwouO
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So @feross's https://t.co/BuXth0rVRy is basically a masterclass on building an ideal universal preact app. Everything is built up from first principles. You can easily see how async SSR interacts with the store, and how it improves client bootup/load time. https://t.co/xvl3hg3UuA
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A speaker made by Sonos and Sonance that sits in your wall

Ideal for focused listening, these in-wall speakers are optimized for Sonos Amp and use Trueplay™ tuning to deliver bold, immersive sound for TV and more.

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TechCrunch
Sonos is partnering with Sonance for a new lineup of passive speakers. You can now pre-order in-ceiling, in-wall and outdoor Sonos speakers. These are weird products as you still need to connect those speakers with a Sonos Amp. In other words, you can't control those speakers from the Sonos app wit...
The Verge
The $600 Sonos Amp can power high-end speakers and stream music from over 100 services. You can hook up a turntable to it for vinyl playback across your entire Sonos system, and the Amp also includes HDMI ARC for TV audio.
The Verge
Sonos and Sonance announced a new series of in-wall, in-ceiling, and weatherproof outdoor speakers today. The collection of passive speakers - called Sonos Architectural by Sonance - is specifically designed to work with the Sonos Amp for whole-home streaming audio.
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Create fun and delightful Echo-connected accessories

The Alexa Gadgets Toolkit offers self-service APIs, including Gadget Interfaces that expose metadata of Alexa’s capabilities on compatible Echo devices. It also includes technical documentation and sample code that facilitate direct pairing and connectivity, communication, and OTA updates between your gadget and its paired Echo device.

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CNET
Amazon has already made a point of making it as easy as possible for developers to build their own Alexa devices. Now, the online megaretailer wants to do the same thing for devices that work with Alexa -- and it wants to teach those gadgets some fun new tricks aimed at taking them to the next level.
Amazon
Caroline Pan We're excited to announce the availability of the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit (Beta), allowing you to build your very own Alexa Gadgets - fun and delightful accessories that pair to compatible Echo devices via Bluetooth. Alexa Gadgets extend Alexa's capabilities to new modalities with motors, lights, sound chips, and more.
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A super-elegant stand for your speakers 🔊

The brief for Concept 300 is simple, yet staggeringly ambitious. Build on the runaway success of the floorstanding Concept 500 and deliver a standmounting alternative that’s at once more affordable, of utterly uncompromised performance and of stylish, understated elegance.

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CNET
Q Acoustics is following up its high-end Concept 500 floorstanders with a model that's even more striking: the Concept 300 stand mount speaker, announced Friday. The most attention-grabbing part of the 300's design is the new Tensegrity tripod stand, which is a combination of high-tensile wire and aluminum rods.
Plugged | The Next Web
Ask an audio engineer what their biggest hurdle designing an awesome speaker is, and chances are it's not a lack of knowledge or technology, but budget constraints. Any engineering team at a reputable audio company has the know-how to design an awesome speaker if price weren't an issue.
The Verge
Q Acoustics newest speaker, the Concept 300, is for audiophiles. But for once, it's not the speaker itself that's the star as each Concept 300 speaker comes with an aluminum tripod stand that is an exceptional example of form meets function.
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