Similar with Amazon Echo Plus, Spark Hi-Fi smart speaker also has built-in smart home hub, and same as Amazon Echo Show, it features a touchscreen. Built-in smart home hub allows it to interact with other smart devices.
The Spark is a versatile and advanced home multimedia player that measures 7.59 x 7.48 x 4.33 inches and weighs 1.763 pounds. As shown in the images, the Spark features a sleek and stylish appearance design, and the bulged back and two metallic feet deliver a retro aesthetic style from an old-school television. Meanwhile, using its compact form factor and the strap on the top you can easily move it from one place to another.
As a Hi-Fi wireless speaker, the Spark comes equipped with two 5W drivers in order to produce high-quality stereo audio, and built-in Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi allow it to stream music from your Bluetooth.enabled device or your favorite music apps like Pandora, Amazon Music, Spotify and more.
More importantly, Spark also serves as a multimedia player with a 7-inch 2K Full HD touchscreen display, and it runs Android 7.0 Nougat OS, so you can use it to enjoy your favorite apps, games and multimedia content from YouTube, Netflix, Hulu and more.
Moreover, the Spark supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, so you can ask your Spark for answering various questions, checking your calendar, reading news, and more. The smart home hub wirelessly connects with popular smart home devices, so it also interacts with other compatible smart devices, and the support of IFTTT brings it more interacts. In addition, other features also include HDMI output, microSD card slot, 16GB internal storage and 4800mAH rechargeable battery.
The team behind the Spark has raised enough fund for the product via Indiegogo. You can pledge $169 to preorder the Hi-Fi smart speaker. It will be expected to be shipped in December 2017.