Alexa-enabled devices, as well as Google Assistant devices, are popping up like weeds in 2018. Polk Audio announced their Alexa-enabled sound bar at CES 2018 and now you can finally pre-order it. We had a look at it at CES and it’s certainly attractive and a right price point, most users will want to be looking at. “The innovative sound bar delivers the power and convenience of Amazon Alexa in a superior home theater solution that produces loud, rich audio ideal for movies, music, and wireless music streaming.”
Some of the Command Bar features are:
- Performance-tuned driver array, wireless subwoofer, and Dolby/DTS surround sound decoding for an immersive, room-filling home theater experience
- Amazon Alexa-enabled — integrated far-field microphones to easily control play, pause, volume and source selection with your voice – “Just Ask”
- Stream music, control smart home devices, search information, listen to audiobooks on Audible, set alarms and Amazon Fire TV* compatible
- Works with 4K and HD TVs — built-in dual HMDI 2.0b inputs ensure 4K HDR content looks great
The Polk Command Bar is the new heart of the smart home theater. With Alexa Voice Services integrated directly into the Polk Command Bar, customers can control the Amazon Fire TV Stick, a variety of connected devices as well as the sound bar by simply asking Alexa. With the Polk Connect Skill, users can easily control master volume, mute, bass, sound modes, and source selection along with smart home skills for lights, locks, and HVAC. Featuring Polk Audio’s performance-tuned drivers, the Command Bar is loaded with two 1.25 x 3.25-inch full-range drivers, two 1-inch tweeters and a ported, wireless 6.5-inch subwoofer for big, dynamic sound.
Pre-orders begin April 1, 2018, through Polk Audio’s website and Amazon.com in the U.S. and Canada and will retail for $299.95. The Polk Command Bar will be available in the U.K., Germany, Australia and more regions later in this year. Hit the links below to pre-order.