Amazon's echo and Google's home are both web-based language assistants. However, you have a serious mistake: you are connected to a power supply. The solution is a battery base.
Attach your smart speaker to one of these devices with a built-in battery that can power it for several hours, and suddenly you can take it anywhere in the house. Or anywhere with a Wi-Fi signal. If your speaker supports direct input, it can even act as an amplifier for your phone or laptop. To top it off, we also selected the best low-cost, third-party smart speakers that included their own batteries.
The best battery base for Google Home: Ninety7 Loft ($ 50)
The niche maker Ninety7 has a few items on this list since these are clearly the best in this strangely specific product category. The Loft is the crown jewel of its product line and provides a base that fits perfectly in the interchangeable covers for the Google Home itself.
And when it comes to fashion, it comes in black, gray and brass versions of the choice of decor. The magnetic battery is powered by the in-house adapter cable so you can leave it plugged in when you're not using it in portable mode, and it can charge for up to eight hours.
The best battery base for Google Home Mini: Ninety7 JOT
This base is essentially the same design as the one above called Loft, but not quite as sleek look as it has to hold the far less avant-garde of Google Home Mini. With the Jot and the Home Mini, however, you can get a small combo: Slide the speaker in and plug the USB charger into the socket. It's good for eight hours.
Again, you do not need an extra charger to use the one supplied with the Home Mini. The finish is available in silver or black to match your Home Mini, though the contrast to the colors looks pretty good.
Best Battery Base for Amazon Echo: Smatree Mobile Battery Base ($ 49)
For Amazon's greater echo and echo or echo Echo Plus has chosen this design from Smatree. The extra solid base is handy as none of the Amazon speakers are as ground-heavy as its Google counterparts and you want a little more stability.
The bonus is an additional USB-Out slot You can also use this base as a handy charger. Depending on how much music you use, the portable battery pack will last between five and ten hours. Note that this is especially true for the second generation of Echo (fabric covered) and Echo Plus: If you have the older, original echo, you will get this model.
The Best Battery Base for Amazon Echo Dot: Ninety7 DOX (40 USD))
We are back to Ninety7, to get the much smaller and cheaper Echo Dot. This fabric reference works with the second-generation Amazon Echo Dot (unfortunately, the curvy third generation currently has no options – they will certainly be in a few months' time.)
With the extra space in the Cylindrical Socket hold the DOX up to ten hours on one charge. Note that despite its appearance, this base does not contain a separate speaker. For this you need the VAUX design.
Google's best stand-alone speaker assistant: Insignia Smart, portable Bluetooth speaker ($ 45)
Insignia is the in-house Best Buy brand that comes out of the park with this affordable portable speaker design. It's not as loud or hi-fi as the Google Home, but it can do everything the more expensive model can, and it includes both a built-in rechargeable battery for mobile use and an LED watch.
At the time of writing, "Best Buy" sells these Google Assistant compatible speakers for less than fifty dollars, and you can buy an outdated speaker for under thirty. If you're looking for a simple and inexpensive way to fill your home with the intelligent speakers on Google's CIA hearing aid, this is it.
Alexa's best stand-alone speakers: DOSS Assistant ($ 40 )
With the curvy design, the white coloring and the rainbow LEDs, you might mistake this thing for an off-brand loudspeaker from Google. Psyche: It's an off-brand Amazon speaker. The DOSS Wizard includes all the features of the Alexa, except for a slightly better sound (after all, there are only 20 watts), and about half the price of an echo. The built-in rechargeable battery is available for eight hours and is available in gray, pink or mint green base.