Which new smart home devices will you buy next?
Posted On July 18, 2021
With Amazon, Google, and Microsoft all set to unveil new smart devices in the coming months, it’s time to get excited about what’s coming next.
If you’re still with us and want to see all the new products, we’ve assembled a list of the top new products that you should be looking out for.
And if you don’t want to wait, you can always read our full review of the Apple Watch 3 and its successor, the Apple Health app.
If you’re a tech geek like us, you might be surprised by the breadth of smart devices coming to market in 2018.
In addition to the Amazon Echo and Google Home, the biggest new product in the smart home category is a pair of speakers from Samsung.
Both the Echo and the Samsung speaker are smart devices that will compete head-to-head against Apple’s HomePod and Apple’s Hue.
However, the Echo is likely to have the edge in terms of price, but the Echo speaker will have a much bigger market to compete with.
While there’s not a lot of competition in the smartphone and tablet space, we’re hoping that the Echo will make up for this with a massive new market share.
The Echo will likely be able to get a lot more users than the HomePod thanks to its relatively low price, as well as its built-in speakers.
But it’s hard to tell whether the Homepod will be able pull ahead of the Echo when you factor in the fact that the Homepad is only $100 less expensive, and it comes with built-ins for all of the same features.
For the time being, though, the Homepods will have to settle for competing with the Apple TV 4 and Samsung’s Chromecast.
With the HomePad, Apple will be giving the Echo a new shot at a new market segment.
But with the addition of a Chromecast adapter, the company could potentially become the market leader in the next few years.
With the Echo on the market now, it should be easy to tell which products are the best options for you.
For example, the Amazon Fire TV Stick is currently the best option for most users.
However with the Echo, the Fire TV is likely going to be a great alternative for those who don’t have the extra money to spend on a HomePod.
For those who want to buy an Echo or the Echo Dot, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
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