SMART SPEAK­ERS

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STARTER SYS­TEM AMA­ZON ECHO (£79.99 from ama­zon.co.uk)

I would rec­om­mend the Echo Dot, Ama­zon’s mini Alexa smart speaker that was just up­dated with bet­ter louder speak­ers – but they won’t be back in stock un­til after Christ­mas, so pop­u­lar have they been. If you can’t wait till then, the Dot’s big brother, the Echo it­self, is rea­son­ably-priced and packs an even bet­ter sound. It’s the best way to get Alexa in your home in time for Christ­mas...

HI-FI HIGH­LIGHT SONOS ONE £199 from sonos.com

The Sonos One is a ful­lyfledged Alexa-en­abled speaker, too, but adds sen­sa­tional sound qual­ity into the mix. If you’ll be lis­ten­ing to a lot of mu­sic, and care about how it sounds, this is the Alexa speaker to go for. Get two for a stereo pair.

SOUNDS SU­PERB AP­PLE HOMEPOD £319 from ap­ple.com/uk

If smart-home ca­pa­bil­i­ties are low pri­or­ity and you care deeply how your tunes sound, the HomePod is the au­dio­phile king of the stream­ing cas­tle. It fea­tures Siri, too, so smart home con­trol is pos­si­ble, but only on de­vices that sup­port Ap­ple’s own HomeKit stan­dard.

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