A few days back, the e-commerce company Flipkart launched the new MarQ Smart Home Speaker. Powered by MediaTek chipset in collaboration with VVDN Technologies in India, the MarQ Smart speaker is developed under the “Designed in India” initiative. Based on the MT8516 platform, the MarQ Smart Speaker offers Google Assistant in Hindi and is compatible with Smart TVs that feature Chromecast built-in.
- MarQ Smart Home Speaker
- AC Power Adapter
- Quick Start Guide
- JioSaavn Scratch Card
The MarQ smart speaker has a cylindrical shape and matte-black finish. It features a 6W speaker and can be used to control various smart devices including smart cameras, smart lights, turn on the ACs, and much more. As per the company claims the MarQ smart speaker is 2X stronger bass than Google Home Mini.
It’s worth mentioning that it is compatible with various smart devices from popular brands- Philips, Orvibo, Anchor by Panasonic, Syska, D-Link, TP-Link, Oakter, Wipro.
On top, we have two far-field mics, a mic on/off switch, and volume control buttons. Furthermore, it has 4 LED lights to let you know whether it’s listening. It is not waterproof and doesn’t have a 3.5mm port. The back has an input port and a reset button. The bottom is rubberised to prevent it from slipping on a wooden surface. It does attract a lot of dust and lint making it hard to clean.
The process of interacting with the MarQ SmartHome Speaker is the same as Google Nest or Amazon Echo. All you have to do is say “Ok Google” to play songs, get weather updates, news, and almost anything, and all these in Hindi too. You can access your personalised schedule and set timers, reminders, and alarms. On the purchase of these speakers, a three-month free subscription to JioSaavn Pro is also provided. It supports music streaming services like YouTube Music, Gaana, Spotify, JioSaavn. It supports audio formats including HE-AAC, LC-AAC+, MP3, Vorbis, WAV (LPCM), FLAC.
The MarQ Smart Home Speaker by Flipkart comes in Black color and available exclusively on Flipkart at Rs. 3,499. As a part of Big Billion Days offer, you can get it for as low as Rs. 999 when you buy select smart TVs during the sale.