Bose entered the sensible speaker market a tad late, starting with final yr’s Dwelling Speaker 500. Nonetheless, it launched with a price ticket of $600 in Australia, making it one of the crucial costly choices round – in any case, you possibly can choose up a Google Dwelling or Amazon Echo for underneath $200. Heck, you possibly can even get your self a pair of Sonos One audio system for lower than the price of a single Dwelling Speaker 500.
Now, Bose is launching its Dwelling Speaker 300 in Australia – a smaller, extra reasonably priced model of its bigger sibling which brings the audio firm’s signature sound to a sensible speaker geared up with each Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa performance.
Standing simply six inches tall with the identical aluminium physique as its larger brother, the Bose Dwelling Speaker 300 boasts 360-degree sound. And the place the Dwelling Speaker 500 got here with simply Alexa help at launch, the smaller speaker comes with each Google Assistant and Alexa built-in.
There’s additionally AirPlay 2 help for Apple customers, together with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Dwelling Speaker 300 is obtainable for pre-order now in each Black and White color choices on Bose’s Australian web site for $399.95 and can arrive on the cabinets of main retailers on August 15.
Google Assistant for all
Bose was one of many first audio corporations to launch headphones with Google Assistant help, however its audio system and soundbars launched with simply Alexa inbuilt.
Fortunately, the corporate is now bringing Google’s digital assistant to the Dwelling Speaker 500, the Bose Soundbar 500 and the Bose Soundbar 700 by way of automated updates.
Again in early July, Competing model Sonos up to date its vary of sensible audio system and soundbars with Google Assistant help after initially launching merchandise with solely Alexa built-in. With Bose doing the identical factor, Aussies now have extra flexibility to decide on which voice assistant they’d favor.