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    QOTW: Do you own a smart speaker?

    If so, which did you choose and does it get a lot of use?
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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a smart speaker?

    No, I don't own any smart devices ether. I'm happy to get up & turn on my device's & lights.

    It's almost getting like Wall-E where robots are doing everything for us & the computer world want's us to be obese.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a smart speaker?

    No, I'm smart enough to have dumb speakers.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a smart speaker?

    Nope,was thinking of maybe getting one and got a £15 pair of PMC DB1 standmounts instead.

    I am a smart dinosaur.



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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a smart speaker?

    I have 2 full echos, and one dot and think they are brilliant

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a smart speaker?

    Not talky smart, but ive got some networked ones i can push stuff to.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a smart speaker?

    Got a Google Home and a Mini at Xmas but still not got around to setting them up yet. Looks fun though

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a smart speaker?

    I own an Echo and the only thing I can say is Meh. It was a gift and I would not pay money at this point. Once the whole ecosystem gets a bit more mature it will be a valuable asset to every home. At the moment it is a rather expensive toy.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a smart speaker?

    Don't want something always listening. The sound quality isn't as good as my current speaker set-up which I can plug things into or stream to if wanted.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a smart speaker?

    Hell no. Fed up with everyone and their granny tech companies trying ever so bloomin' hard to be helpful and control my life for me, no. I enjoy my option for complete manual control of my tech and life.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a smart speaker?

    Just no

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a smart speaker?

    Just got an echo dot which is connected to hi-fi by cable and its a doddle to just ask it to play music from my Amazon account.
    At £40 its as much as i am prepared to pay for now and i will get my monies worth out of it and a lot of the simpler things it does are what i want.
    I think a rechargeable on would be a good idea so that you could carry it around like an old transistor radio.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a smart speaker?

    Google Home Mini came free with my Pixel 2. So far I've just said "Hey Google, play Radio Five Live" on some Saturdays and that's about all.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a smart speaker?

    Don't have one, can't see the point and don't want Google or Amazon listening to what I'm doing/saying all the time.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a smart speaker?

    hell no. I value Sound Quality over many things in life. The apple one may be ok but it's still mono. No to the rest.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a smart speaker?

    2 x Echo Dot's. The better half is disabled so it's there to turn on lights for example at night if she needs the ladies room. Works beautifully well for that reason....
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