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Netgear Orbi Voice (2018)

Netgear Orbi Voice (2018)
alaScore 91

21 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Netgear Orbi Voice (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Netgear Orbi Voice (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Netgear Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System With Orbi Voice Smart Speaker (RBK50V)

 

The Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System With Orbi Voice Smart Speaker (RBK50V) pairs Netgear's tri-band router with a unique satellite node that doubles as a powerful Alexa-enabled speaker.

Easy to install. Solid throughput performance in testing. Satellite contains Alexa voice technology. Powerful speaker.

Expensive. High-profile components. No malware protection. Limited QoS settings.

Bottom Line: The Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System With Orbi Voice Smart Speaker (RBK50V) pairs Netgear's tri-band router with a unique satellite node that doubles as a powerful Alexa-enabled speaker.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Patrick Holland (cnet.com)

It looks like a premium Alexa smart speaker

 

Netgear's new speaker lets you jam to Drake on Spotify, extend your Orbi mesh Wi-Fi network and connect a PlayStation 4 via ethernet.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Brown (pcworld.com)

Netgear Orbi Voice review: It’s not the best smart speaker, but it's an excellent mesh Wi-Fi system

 

And if you already have an Orbi router, it'll make an awesome addition to your network.

Very good Wi-Fi performance, whether purchased as a bundle with an Orbi router or added to an existing Orbi network ; Extends the range of your Orbi network while adding an Alexa-powered smart speaker to the mix ; Attractive industrial design and audio...

Compatible only with Orbi-series routers ; Slightly inferior to the Sonos One in terms of musical fidelity ; Limited list of compatible music-streaming apps (and no Chromecast audio support)

And that last observation sums up my opinion of the Orbi Voice quite well. In the end, it’s a better home networking device than it is a speaker—smart or not. I wouldn’t recommend it for critical listening sessions, but I wouldn’t recommend the Sonos...

Expert review by : Brian Nadel (tomsguide.com)

Netgear Orbi Voice Review: Mesh Favorite Adds Alexa

 

Netgear Orbi Voice breaks new ground for home networking by combining voice interaction with a mesh router and a speaker satellite. One of the best-performing mesh kits around, the Orbi Voice is easy to set up, uses Alexa voice control, and can be...

Excellent performance ; Alexa voice assistant built-in ; Dedicated backhaul router-to-extension channel ; Built-in speakers and microphones ; Configure with app or browser

Muddy audio ; Large devices ; 90-day support ; Long setup

Among the best-performing home-networking devices available, Netgear's Orbi Voice performs a trick that no other mesh network kit can: It combines Alexa voice control, data and audio in an extension that sets the pace in performance and music.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : David Ludlow (trustedreviews.com)

Netgear Orbi Voice Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Netgear Orbi Voice review: A combination of smart speaker and Wi-Fi mesh system, this is a great way to cut clutter but there are some Alexa irritations.

Excellent combination of Wi-Fi and smart speaker ; Great Wi-Fi performance ; High-quality audio

Alexa has limitations on this system

A clever, well-implemented device – the Netgear Orbi Voice gives you everything you need, but suffers from a few limitations out of its control.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : David Nield (t3.com)

Netgear Orbi Voice review: Wi-Fi extender, smart speaker, music player

 

The three-in-one device has a lot of polish and potential. Read our official Netgear Orbi Voice review now to get the full picture

Solid Wi-Fi performance ; Decent Amazon Alexa integration ; Fast, simple setup

No Bluetooth/AirPlay

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Adrian Willings (pocket-lint.com)

Netgear Orbi Voice review: Whole home Mesh Wi-Fi with Alexa smarts

 

Netgear Orbi Voice is a satellite system for Mesh Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home. It also features Amazon Alexa and Harman Kardon speakers.

Stronger and more robust Wi-Fi signal ; Superb Alexa integration ; Rich sounding Harman Kardon speaker ; Snazzy design that fits nicely in the home

An expensive Mesh system for the added features ; Occasional device disconnects and some rebooting required ; Will only work with designated Netgear Orbi Wi-Fi router

While it's certainly a nice upgrade for fans of Alexa voice control, the Voice satellite does come with a hefty price tag . There's no denying having whole home Wi-Fi coverage is great, though, as is the quality of the sound from the built-in Harman...

Apr, 2019

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (techadvisor.co.uk)

Netgear Orbi Voice

 

The latest addition to Netgear's Orbi range of routers is a bit of an oddity, combining a high-speed mesh networking kit with an Alexa-compatible smart speaker. Find out why in our full review.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Netgear Orbi Voice Smart Speaker review: Mesh Wi-Fi meets smart speaker

 

Netgear's new mesh product combines fast Wi-Fi with smart speaker technology

However, nothing else out there does the twin jobs of boosting your Wi-Fi and adding a decent-sounding smart speaker to your home. Remember, you’re getting not only a smart speaker but also a pair of fully-fledged tri-band routers into the bargain,...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : James Morris (kitguru.net)

NETGEAR Orbi Voice (RBK50V) AC2200 Mesh Wi-Fi System Review

 

NETGEAR has arguably been the driving force behind the rapid adoption of Mesh WiFi, starting with th It's another NETGEAR mesh solution, but with integrated Amazon Alexa functionality – worth £435?

Amazon Alexa and mesh WiFi in one package.

802.11ac performance not as fast as standalone NETGEAR Orbi.

Mar, 2019
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