The $200 sensible speaker market is all of the sudden getting very aggressive, with Polk now becoming a member of the ranks of Pioneer, Onkyo, JBL and Sonos.
The Google Assistant-powered Polk Help is a compact countertop mannequin that is available in black or mild grey, with a devoted woofer and tweeter on board.
As a Google speaker it additionally gives Chromecast ($35.00 at Dell House) built-in for multiroom help and streaming from apps together with Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Spotify.
The Polk may be used to manage the corporate’s Chromecast built-in sound bars: the MagniFi Mini and MagniFi Max.
Proving that Polk is not selecting favorites, the corporate additionally gives the Amazon Alexa-toting CommandBar in addition to a couple of older PlayFi audio system.
Our favourite speaker on this class remains to be the Sonos One ($199.00 at Amazon.com), which sounds nice, works with Sonos’ glorious multiroom system and helps Amazon Alexa — and, coming this yr maybe as quickly as July, Google Assistant as properly. That is going to make the market harder for audio system just like the Polk Help that solely help one voice assistant.
The Polk Help is due in June for $199.