The Home Speaker Wars Have Officially Begun

The Home Speaker Wars Have Officially Begun

The e-reader wars of 2010 have long since subsided, but now the home speaker wars have begun. Amazon was ahead of this curve when they released the Echo in 2015. Since then, Google unveiled a competitor and rumor has it Apple will soon follow suit. Yesterday, Microsoft got in on the action with a Cortana-powered home robot known as The Invoke (manufactured by Harmon Kardon). Now, Amazon has fired back by releasing the $230 Echo Snow, which has a screen. It certainly smacks a bit of the feud that took place between Amazon and Barnes & Nobel a few years back, only with home speakers instead of e-readers.

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