Sony A good smart speaker relies on both being able to hear your voice from a distance and being able to play music decently. If you take a speaker with the Sony logo on it, there is a good chance that you will get decent sound. Add to Google Assistant the ability to do everything and it doesn't get better.have a lot. Unless, of course, you can get this $ 250 speaker on sale for $ 65. See at Woot This speaker was designed to be the life of a party in outdoors. Its battery lasts 12 hours on a single charge, it's dust and water proof, and you are supposed to be able to drop the speaker down to 4 feet without seeing any damage. Connect any phone via bluetooth and it will start working immediately, or just use your voice when it's connected and you'll be good to go. Cheapskate Subscribe to our cOops daily spotlight on the best tech deals on the web, from phones to gadgets and more.