Amazon Echo Review (1st gen)
Is the Echo smart speaker worth getting? That depends.
Connected smart devices have gone from being an oddity to an essential in record time. An increasing number of homes now rely on an Amazon Echo or Google Home Hub, and some might even have an Apple HomePod. Even more people have connected speakers, whether they’re made by Sonos, Bose, or a similar big audio brand. A smart device can be anything from a screen by your bedside to a smart doorbell.
A Sonos multiroom speaker can't tell you the weather or do your shopping, and requires an app to use. But, it can sync music all through your house — so it's a no brainer.