Home acoustics experienced a real rebirth. Now this is not just a pair of speakers and some lighting. Now these things are called smart. Today we look at a clever column from LG with «Alice» on the Board.
Specifications LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK7Y:
- Dimensions: 135×211×135 mm, 1.9 kg
- Speakers: tweeter 0,8″/ midrange speaker 3.5″, total 30 watts of power
- Assistant: Alisa (US Google)
- Communication: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, microUSB (only for service)
- Price: 9990 roubles
An elongated cylinder with a rounded bottom and beveled top. Hard mesh covering the two speakers that like the others on the market.
We should thank the designers for the lack of glossy elements. The upper and lower parts entirely dull.
Below is the LG logo, where he looks, and there is the main wave of sound. And at the bottom of the device recess with a recess under the power cord. There is also a microUSB exclusively to a service centre and Reset button.
On top of everything a little more interesting. Directly under the logo Meridian is led, it is made in the form of RGB strips.
Otherwise, the upper part is fully placed under control. What we have here are the icons of the volume control, stop and start tracks, the voice assistant and a fancy ‘ F ‘ key, which is responsible for wireless connections. And of all these elements, the backlight only has a center button.
Soft touch keys and it would seem it all. But if you look in the back of the head of the column, it is possible to find a second physical key, it is responsible for disabling the microphones and reset.
Of course, all the smart functions of the device are tied to the assistant, and in our case it is «Alice». But in the European market available with Google Assistant.
«Alice» can be a voice call or activate a button. It is great to hear you from any corner of the room and help to run the songs, learn about the weather, or inquire online, to add or subtract volume.
Just need to be ready for the launch of music will be used branded the service «Yandex.Music». If you are accustomed to using their own media in other services, then Orient it assistant can’t.
Still she was powerless with Bluetooth connection. Please switch the track and it turns out that the assistant starts something with «their» service.
Similarly do not get to know the song title. Let’s say you work «Yandex.Radio» at your request «Alice» will not be able to give you the name of the song. But if it plays from the speakers and the other device, it will be fine.
Configure the columns in the application «Yandex»
But before you open up the limitless possibilities of smart homes. You can ask for «Alice» to include light bulbs, to run scripts or activate the kettle.
To play the sound uses two speakers, one tweeter by 0.8 inches and mid-range at 3.5 inches. The maximum power of 30 watts. And it may seem that the indicator is not so hot, but for the production of these components is responsible firm Meridian, which often can be found in the salons of premium cars.
Column hard enough losing low frequencies, so much so that they can blend in with the average. The vocal sounds more than natural, and no wheezing is not audible even to the last tenth volume.
To pick on you for the spaciousness of the sound. But then above the two speakers can not jump. For large rooms they will not be enough.
Of course, the Opera to listen better in more advanced systems, but ready to strike in a dirt the person. The playback range will be enough for sure playing are distinguishable between mid and high frequencies.
It is difficult to convey on paper all the features of playback, but you’ll have to take our word for it. The acoustics are decent.
If you accidentally turned off the microphone and the loudspeaker stopped listening to you, for switching tracks or adjusting volume will have to reach to the top of the device.
But in the dark time of the day to focus on it almost impossible. Glow can only the center key. As a result, to get the exact volume is not always possible.
It happens that a track is simply not found in library «Yandex», resulting in «Alice» runs something as similar in name.
And sometimes that misunderstanding poor oral English, assistant was given a certificate of «Wikipedia». Although reverse cases also happened when «Alice» ran a track on the line from the chorus.
I am glad that to switch on Bluetooth a single voice command. So you do not have to run to the column to click the center button.
The official price in our market equals the nearest competitor «Yandex.The station». Makes this device a more premium sound and no HDMI port.
The device is ideal for regular users of the service «Yandex», as well as those who are looking for smart blade, with decent sound. More advanced users will be able to make her the center of smart home control.
Cost of smart speakers LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK7Y is 9990 rubles. When buying give three month subscription «Yandex.Plus» with access to «Yandex.Music.»