Ninety7 LOFT gives Google Home battery power

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"Apart from listening to music, home and echo speakers also finds its application to deliver the information about the weather forecasting, sports, news and much more", says Mike Levin, co-founder at CIRP.

LOFT battery only brings portability to the Google Home smart speaker; you will still need to connect it to a Wi-Fi to use its smart features. After the VAUX, a clever battery-powered speaker dock for the Amazon Echo Dot comes LOFT, a way to turn Google Home into a portable assistant.

Alexa, the smart assistant that powers the range, also became integrated into Amazon's Fire range of video streaming devices and tablets, and is also available as a smartphone app and plugin for third-party products such as cars, speakers and TVs. There's no base for the new Google Home Mini yet but we can expect one someday.

As you can see, the LOFT isn't a massive base, and its design blends quite well with Google Home, with a white base and a metal speaker grill that matches the original three metal Home bases offered by Google.

I know it might sound ridiculous, but I sometimes find myself yearning for a way to move my two Google Homes around.

Amazon will make an announcement regarding the release date of its product at the event launched for screening Echo's security camera. Instead, it relies exclusively on the Echo Dot's own speaker, though Ninety7 says that the ash or carbon mesh fabric that wraps around the device won't interfere with the audio quality. The carbon color pre-orders will ship around mid-October while the snow and copper will ship later in the month. Four LEDs on the front of both the LOFT and the DOX show battery status, while the power button allows you to shut the whole thing down if you want to reserve power.

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