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Best Bluetooth Speaker for Bookshelf: Marshall Uxbridge Voice Bluetooth Speaker With Amazon Alexa
Also available at Best Buy, Target, and Nordstrom.
Who it’s for: People who want a stylish, plug-in speaker with smart home capabilities.
Who it’s not for: People who want a portable speaker they can toss in their bag.
Big sound comes with a small footprint in the Uxbridge Voice Speaker from Marshall. This speaker combines the unparalleled cool of classic Marshall speakers with the convenience of voice-activated controls: play your favorite tracks, check the weather, manage everyday tasks, and control the volume with the sound of your voice. Perfect for home, this plug-in speaker requires no re-charging, and it’s compatible with Bluetooth, WiFi, and Alexa. However, buyers should note that it is not an Alexa speaker—it merely utilizes Amazon’s basic features (weather, time, music, etc.) Users access apps like Spotify, Apple Music, and Audible through Bluetooth (there’s also an alternative version that works with Google Assistant).
Those who want to fill their home with sound and dance from the kitchen, down the hall, and into the living room can also build a multi-room system using other supported Alexa built-in speakers or Airplay 2 enabled speakers. This 30w amplifier can deliver up to 96 decibels of sound, and provides clarity across the sonic spectrum. The classic brass accents and iconic script of Marshall speakers instantly elevate any space, regardless of how elevated (or embarrassing) your music tastes truly are.
- IP Rating: N/A
- Battery Life: N/A, corded electric
- Weight: 3.06 pounds