Bose Wave Music System IV Review

Music is all about choice. You might want something rock sounding in the living room, more mellow in the kitchen and the sweet sound of jazz or instrumentals in the bedroom.

Bose Wave SoundTouch Music System IV

But the problem is that not all music systems give you that choice. You get stuck with whatever setup comes with the system. You don’t want to waste time or deal with inconvenience of having multiple room set ups just to listen the music you want to hear where you want to hear it at.

You can buy a main system for your living room, then hook it up to your other rooms. You won’t get a lot of options for changing up the music, though from one room to the next.

Or, you can get a music system that puts you in charge, yet still gives you voice control convenience. The Bose Wave SoundTouch Music System IV is designed to work with Alexa so you get multiple options to get entertainment your way every time.

Alexa allows you to control your choices effortlessly. You speak and the music follows.

And it’s not just streaming music that you’ll be able to get, either. Wherever there’s music, you can get it.

If you want to listen to it from the Internet, you have that option. You can hear music from your customized library, from the radio, and it’ll even play those CDs that you still love and have held onto.

It also gives you the ability to play music from Spotify, Amazon, Pandora, SiriusXM, Deezer, IHeartRadio and more. You’ll be able to create preset music lists and set those using the remote or through the app.

This will give you access to thousands of songs. The product is compatible with other Alexa devices. It uses a wireless connection and is compatible with Bluetooth, too. So you can play music using your phone or other gadget as well.

A great feature with this system is that you can listen to the same music in every room in your home. But you don’t have to if you don’t want to. Taking it a step above other music systems, the Bose Wave gives you the ability to listen to different music in multiple rooms.

So you can listen to country in the living room, rock-n-roll in the kitchen, instrumental in the dining room and kids’ songs in the playroom. It can deliver quality sound, thanks to the waveguide technology built into the system.

Your music will be a rich, crystal clear performance in any room. Because it has Alexa, you can use this as a hands-free way to change songs, turn up the volume, decide where you want the music played or not. You would just say something like, “Alexa, turn off the Kitchen” and the music in that room would shut off. Get the Bose Wave and give yourself the ability to hear the kind of music you want to listen to wherever you are in your home.

Libratone Zipp 2 Smart Speaker Review

You like entertainment choices in life, and you don’t want to spend a lot of time juggling those choices. Unfortunately, if you don’t have convenient smart devices, you’re stuck taking twice as long to do things.

What you need is something that can integrate your life so that all you have to do is speak and what you want done is done. You want something that’s hassle free as well as well as a time saver for you.

You can download an app on your smart phone that will play the music you want played when you want to hear it. But you’ll need a separate app if you want to see the weather or check the news updates.

Or, you can get a smart speaker because these handle entertainment right – plus, they save time! The Libratone Zipp 2 Portable Smart Speaker has amazing sound. That ability is thanks to the acoustic stereo drivers.

But it has what’s called the Fullroom feature, too. This means that the device can tell what the space is like in the room that it’s in, how big or small, etc. So it changes the sound to make sure it’s directed in a way that fills the room rather than just aiming at one small area of the room.

It comes with Alexa so you’ll be able to use voice activation to pick your entertainment choice. You can request the device to stream individual songs, or you can tell it what kind of music you want to hear.

If you prefer to get a book instead, you can request to listen to an audiobook. Or, you can listen to the radio if you want. You can set personalized choices. The device will allow you to create a playlist.

It uses Zipp 2 to give you the answers you seek – such as asking what the weather is like. You can use it to set kitchen timers, sleep alarms and more. It can connect using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, etc.

You’ll be able to use it with your phone, laptop, TV and other devices. It can be used with both Spotify and Airplay2. A feature that’s top of the line convenient for this device is that it’s smart home capable.

If you have other smart devices, you can use the speaker to sync everything together. You’ll be able to control your home’s thermostat as well as light switches, locks and more using voice activation or the app on your phone.

You can set it up to use in more than one room. If you have it playing and you need it to be quiet for a second, if you put your hand over it, the volume will lower. To get it to return to the original volume, you simply move your hand. Because it’s portable, you can take it anywhere and it can play for up to 12 hours before it needs to be recharged. The Libratone allows you to have the entertainment choices that you want. You’ll get what’s important to you in less time and with less effort.

Echo Dot 3rd Gen Review

When you go home after a long day, you need to get something to eat, you want to catch up on the news, hear some music to help relax you and turn on the heat or air depending on what your weather is like.

You’ll make a ton of little decisions all in the space of fifteen minutes or less. What you need is an assistant that can help make your day winding down effortless so that you save time.

You can set devices on timers such as your lights or stereo and you can schedule your thermostat. Or, you can get a smart speaker that can do all that – plus save you even more time.

The Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart Speaker is like having an assistant who’ll take care of all the things you take care of instead of getting to relax. It’s a small, lightweight speaker that can fit anywhere you put it.

The device has great quality that delivers a rich stereo sound. You can use it with Alexa for streaming your favorite music playlist or, you can ask it to play what’s popular. You can also choose music at random.

It works with Spotify, Amazon Music, SiriusXM, Apple Music and more. If you want to relax and play a game, you can do that through Alexa. The device has the ability to answer questions you ask.

But it can also tell you the news. Or if you need it to, it’ll let you know what the weather is like. If you need to use it to set an alarm, you can do that. It can also let you know what the time is.

When you need help keeping an eye on something that’s cooking, you can use it in the kitchen to set as a timer. It’s an all over home assistant. The speaker has the ability to work with most smart enabled devices.

So if you have smart light switches, all you have to do is tell the speaker to turn on or off the lights. It can also control your thermostat. You can turn the air on or off and the same with the heat.

You’ll be able to unlock or lock doors and do other tasks with a simple voice command.

If you need to make a phone call, the speaker can do that hands-free, too. It can connect you with other rooms in your home as long as you have a device that works with the Echo. So you can have music everywhere in your home if you choose to. With the Echo, you can enjoy hands-free music, talking and more. Let it do the simple tasks that take up your time so that your days and nights are spent enjoying your hours.