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Want to ask one of those sul­try dis­em­bod­ied voices to close your blinds? We de­ter­mined which smart-home de­vice is best for you.

She sounds heav­enly, mostly be­cause her speaker — with its seven tweet­ers along­side a pri­mary woofer — out­sizes those of her ri­vals. She’s also got the coolest record col­lec­tion, draw­ing on the ex­ten­sive itunes store and Ap­ple Mu­sic stream­ing ser­vice.

RED FLAGS: She’s the jeal­ous type. Though the Homepod of­fers full voice con­trol of any smart home de­vice com­pat­i­ble with Ap­ple’s Homekit ecosys­tem, it has a closed at­ti­tude to­wards third-party sup­port.

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