Regular appliances have become “smarter” to improve our convenience.
Things like smart outlets that help us manage our energy consumption, smart locks that add an extra layer of security to our home, and even smart light strips that enhance recreational activities.
However, a speaker can perform menial tasks such as checking the weather, scheduling appointments and answering calls. With that in mind, here are the best speakers available online for less than ₱10,000.
JBL LINK 10
The JBL Link 10 is a hands-free, voice-activated portable speaker that supports WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2.
It includes Google Assistant, enabling users to access Google Play Music, Spotify, and Pandora.
The speaker’s 3.38 x 3.38 x 6.65in form factor is made of durable and waterproof material rated IPX7.
Additionally, the JBL LINK 10 is powered by a 4,000mAh battery and boasts a five-hour battery life.
It takes approximately four hours to charge.
₱7,499 on JBL Store
LG Portable Speaker Xboom Go PL7
The LG Portable Speaker Xboom Go PL7 features a rounded rubberized design that is IPX5-rated, as well as customizable multi-color lights on the sides of its 2.3-inch woofers.
LG touts its Meridian technology, providing premium sound quality to users, including deep bass, rich tones, and crystal-clear vocals.
LG’s Portable Speaker Xboom Go PL7 is compatible with Google Assistant on Android and Siri on iOS.
Finally, the speaker is equipped with a 3,900mAh battery that the manufacturer claims will provide 24 hours of playtime when charged via USB Type-C.
₱5,390 on Lazada
ANKER Zolo Mojo Smart Bluetooth Speaker
The ANKER Zolo Mojo Speaker is equipped with 1.7-inch drivers that deliver high volume without sacrificing sound quality.
Its spherical design measures 3.7 x 2.7 inches and lacks physical switches except for the mute button on the front and the Bluetooth button on the back.
Its surface is equipped with touch-sensitive controls and four pulsating LEDs that indicate when Google Assistant or Siri is being used.
₱6,295 on Shopee
Google Nest Audio
According to Google, its 6.89 x 4.89 x 3.07-inch speaker is made out of 70% recycled plastic available in Chalk, Charcoal, Sage, Sand, and Sky color options.
Google Nest Audio features a quad-core A53 processor, as well as an integrated Chromecast and Google Assistant.
It supports WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity.
Google Nest Mini (2nd gen)
Google Nest Mini, the smaller sibling, features 360° sound with 40mm drivers, three far-field microphones with built-in Google Assistant, and capacitive touch controls.
The speaker is available in two colors: charcoal and chalk.
Android and iOS devices are both compatible with the Google Nest Mini. It features Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi 5, as well as micro-USB charging.
The speaker incorporates new ultrasound sensing technology.
The speaker emits inaudible chirps that bounce off objects in the room and reflect on alerting the device to the presence of another person.
Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen)
The Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker features a front-firing 1.6-inch speaker.
Additionally, it includes an illuminated digital clock and Alexa, which can play music, respond to questions, narrate news, and check the weather, among other functions.
Additionally, the speaker is compatible with other smart devices, such as smart lights and thermostats, controlled via voice command.
Charcoal, Glacier White, and Twilight Blue are the available colors for the Amazon Echo Dot speaker.
Xiaomi Smart Speaker L09G
The Xiaomi Smart Speaker L09G features a 10531 audio hole, a top-mounted touch panel with volume controls, an on/off switch, and a Xiaomi microphone.
It also features 2.5-inch full-range 12W speakers, 24 LEDs, WiFi 5, and Bluetooth 4.2 compatibility.
The device measures 131 x 104 x 151mm in dimension and weighs 853g.
The speaker includes a built-in backlight capable of displaying 16 million colors.
It is compatible with Android 4.4 and iOS 9.0 devices and comes equipped with Google Assistant.