Sony to release its own smart speaker

Sony to release its own smart speaker

Additionally, you can also use it to control other smart devices found in your home. On the Google Home it is Google Assistant acting as the virtual assistant, and Microsoft's Invoke will star Cortana.

Nearly central to the LF-S50G speaker are LED lights indicating the time, while four LED circles appear above the time when Google Assistant is activated or listening. The latest to join the list is Sony, which today revealed its new smart home speaker, the LF-S50G wireless speaker. However, given the LF-S50G's price tag of $199, it may just sway over people who aren't keen to live in Apple's ecosystem or prefer the intelligence of Google over Amazon.

Sony's speaker is one of the first to be released since Google approved plans to let other firms use Google Assistant in their speakers. The LF-S50G also supports gesture controls to begin playing music, skipping tracks, or adjusting the volume. Once download is complete, the Google Home feature may be connected to the Sony device to access the voice control function.

There is also an alarm clock functionality on the LF-S50G. On Thursday at the IFA trade show event, the Japanese electronics company unveiled a HomePod-like LF-S50G speaker and an AirPods-like WF-1000X earbuds. In terms of hardware, it has a full range speaker driver for mid-range vocals and high trebles, while a separate subwoofer handles the low-end bass.

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The inside smarts are the same, with Google listening for your command and following your instructions.

It's the beefiest speaker in the range (and has to be mains-powered) measuring 236 x 134 x 154mm, and is a curved design with buttons along its top side. It's small, it's subtle and based on our experience with it, it appears to manage to produce a decent sound from its compact body.

Amazon Echo: The original smart speaker, Amazon's offering features its Alexa AI assistant which relays information to the cloud and uses Microsoft's Bing search engine to scour the web.

On the sidelines of the LF-S50G speaker launch, Sony also announced three new noise cancellation models in its 1000x earbuds lineup: wireless WF-1000X earbuds that would directly compete with Apple's AirPods, behind-the-neck WI-1000X that Sony is targeting commuters with, and the WH-1000XM2 headphones.

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