Bose launches new $400 Alexa-powered home smart speaker
The smart speaker features Alexa support and includes a small display where you can see the album art of whatever you're playing. It's coated in aluminum and has two custom drivers that are pointed in opposite directions so that the sound would reflect off surrounding walls.
The Home Speaker 500 includes several numbered buttons that allow you to quickly start playing any of your favorite playlists, internet radio stations, and other songs and albums that you like listening.
According to Bose, its new $400 smart speaker will eventually feature support for AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant, but it's not going to be available at launch. Also, the Home Speaker 500 features the same mic technology included in Bose headsets and headphones, which are supposed to allow it to hear commands better when loud music is played.
If you decide to order one, keep in mind that it won't be available until October, as mentioned earlier.