Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant – Which 2020 Smart Speaker is Right For Your Home?
Posted 30 November 2020
Between the big three, with Google’s Nest Audio, Apple’s HomePod Mini and Amazon’s Echo, there’s some clear decision making to do, but annoyingly, the competition has never been closer. When you’re choosing the right 2020 smart speaker, you need to be sure you’re making the right decision.
With voice control assistants taking over in both the home and work environment, if you’re not currently making full use of this tech, you’re missing out.
There are a million situations in both work and home environments where browsing and searching via voice command is wildly useful, and that’s increasingly reflected in its popularity. It’s a rare office or business that doesn’t have a new 2020 smart speaker and many homes now have one. Marketers and SEO guys should be taking this into account in their optimisation and digital strategy. If you’ve not yet got a smart speaker, it’s time to start looking into it.
Pricing Doesn’t Make Much Difference
Between the Nest Audio, HomePod Mini and Echo, price points are basically the same. Being that it’s currently Cyber Monday, you might be able to get a better deal on a 2020 smart speaker. However, for the most part, these price points aren’t going to be the deciding factor.
What Phone Do You Have?
If you’ve got an iPhone, it might make more sense to order a HomePod Mini, if you’re an Android user, you still have to choose between the Echo and Nest Audio. While this isn’t the be-all and end-all, it can be useful. Knowing compatibility is guaranteed between your speaker and phone is encouraging.
Your New 2020 Smart Speaker Must Look Slick
When it comes to selecting a new 2020 smart speaker for your home, looks are important. Especially when this device is going to be sat in plain view somewhere prominent in your home. If you like the way it looks, great. If you don’t, it’s going to annoy you.
Design is vital. All three of the options mentioned earlier are sleek and neutral enough to not massively stand out. The Echo and HomePod Mini come in muted shades of black and white. But the Echo also offer a shade of blue too. On the other hand, the Nest Audio comes in a range of interesting pastel shades. Which 2020 smart speaker you buy depends on your home’s décor though!
Sound Quality is Key for a New 2020 Smart Speaker
Lastly, you’ve got to think hard about sound quality. Why would anyone ever buy a 2020 smart speaker without thinking about sound quality? This should always be one of the very biggest considerations. According to many reviews online, Apple’s offering had some of the best volume and improved sound quality substantially from their previous smart speaker. However, Echo takes the prize for the best quality of audio with deep bass and clear definition, as well as good levels of volume.