Apple have developed their own smart speaker - the HomePod, which will be released in the UK and US on 9th February. Tech Crunch have been taking a look:\n\n[QUOTE]Apple’s HomePod is easily the best sounding mainstream smart speaker ever. It’s got better separation and bass response than anything else in its size and boasts a nuance and subtlety of sound that pays off the 7 years Apple has been working on it.\n\nAs a smart speaker, it offers best-in-class voice recognition, vastly outstripping the ability of other smart speakers to hear you trying to trigger a command at a distance or while music is playing, but its overall flexibility is stymied by the limited command sets that the Siri protocol offers.[/QUOTE]\n\n[ATTACH=full]11561[/ATTACH] \n\nRead more [URL='https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/06/a-four-sentence-homepod-review-with-appendices/']here[/URL].\n\nWhat are your thoughts on smart speakers? Do you already have the Amazon Alexa or Google Home? Let us know what you think.