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Apple HomePod is just 7 inches tall, with a cylindrical design.
Apple HomePod is just 7 inches tall, with a cylindrical design.

Choose the smart speaker for your home, to match the assistant

Take a pick from Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, Harman Kardon Invoke among others that suit your needs

Apple HomePod

$349 (around Rs22,700)

Runs Apple Siri

The HomePod is just 7 inches tall, with a cylindrical design. It runs a powerful Apple A8 chip. There are seven individual audio drivers and a 4-inch woofer. The positional awareness feature directs sound so that reflections are reduced.

Harman Kardon’s Invoke, a Cortana-powered speaker, has three 0.5-inch tweeters and a 1.75-inch subwoofer for music playback.
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Harman Kardon’s Invoke, a Cortana-powered speaker, has three 0.5-inch tweeters and a 1.75-inch subwoofer for music playback.

Harman Kardon Invoke

Rs23,990

Runs Microsoft Cortana

Microsoft’s Cortana on your Windows 10 PC may already be managing calendars, reminders, etc. Harman Kardon’s Invoke, a Cortana-powered speaker, has three 0.5-inch tweeters and a 1.75-inch subwoofer for music playback.

Amazon tiny Echo Dot is an ideal bedside accessory.
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Amazon tiny Echo Dot is an ideal bedside accessory.

Amazon Echo

Rs4,499 onwards

Runs Amazon Alexa

The tiny Echo Dot is an ideal bedside accessory. The mid-range Echo has a 0.6-inch tweeter and a 2.5-inch woofer, and sounds great for music too. The larger Echo Plus integrates a Zigbee standard hub built in to control smart home gadgets.

Google Home, which controls smart home gadgets, has a 2-inch audio driver and dual 2-inch passive radiators.
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Google Home, which controls smart home gadgets, has a 2-inch audio driver and dual 2-inch passive radiators.

Google Home

$49 onwards (around Rs3,100)

Runs Google Assistant

Google’s Home Mini is a 360-degree speaker. The Home, which controls smart home gadgets, has a 2-inch audio driver and dual 2-inch passive radiators. The Max has dual 4.5-inch dual-voice coil woofers and 0.7-inch tweeters.

Harmon Kardon Allure integrates Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant.
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Harmon Kardon Allure integrates Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant.

Harman Kardon Allure

Rs22,499

Runs Amazon Alexa

The Allure integrates Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant. The Allure has a 360-degree design, three 1.5-inch audio tweeters and 3.5-inch subwoofer, for powerful music playback.

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