Anker Soundcore Flare S+, one of many Alexa-enabled speakers announced at IFA 2018

Ask Alexa how many sensible speakers had been unveiled at IFA 2018, and she or he’ll almost definitely say no longer sufficient. Anker joined in at the amusing and announced its IPX7-certified Anker Soundcore Flare S+, an replace to the Soundcore Flare.

Anker Soundcore Flare S+ product image in black and blue.

The Anker Soundcore Flare S+ characteristic Amazon Alexa integration and take care of its predecessor’s 360-degree sound replica.

The Anker Soundcore Flare S+ introduces Amazon Alexa to the Soundcore circle of relatives, and illustrates that Anker listens to consumer comments. As said via Christie Chen, logo director of Soundcore, “The maximum constant request we’ve won for Flare has been so as to add a sensible assistant.”

Being an early adopter of the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit implies that the Anker Soundcore Flare S+ connects without delay to the Alexa app for better ease-of-use. Users have fast get right of entry to to all 45,000 Alexa talents, and the hoop mild encompassing the foot of the speaker illuminates in Alexa’s signature cyan accents. This notifies customers of when the Flare S+ is “streaming audio to the cloud.”

Anker Soundcore Flare image from SoundGuys.com

The Anker Soundcore Flare is very similar to the Flare S+ however lacks Alexa give a boost to.

Just like the former Soundcore Flare, the Anker Soundcore Flare S+ is shrouded in a fabric wrap and lines opposite-facing drivers for 360-degree sound. Sound replica doesn’t lack bass because of the corporate’s BassUp era that’s present in different Soundcore gadgets.

The Anker Sondcore Flare S+ can be to be had for the vacation season on Amazon for $129.88.