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Invoxia launches voice-controlled wireless speaker powered by Amazon Alexa

For those who don't know, Alexa is Amazon's virtual assistant - think of it as a rival to Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana. You can already access Alexa through the company's Echo wireless speaker and Fire TV streaming box.

Aimed more at kitchen use, the Triby features a magnetic back and durable design. You can stream radio stations and music at the touch of a button over Bluetooth, or you can take advantage of Spotify Connect over wi-fi.

Alternatively, and this is where Alexa comes in, you can shout out voice commands (or say them politely) such as "Alexa play jazz" and the speaker will oblige. You can even ask it to make phonecalls using your smartphone if required.

The Invoxia Triby is due to go on sale in Spring 2016 for €199/$199.

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Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.