Sweden’s Zound Industries, the company that manufactures headphones and speakers under license from Marshall Amps, has announced the release of a new Bluetooth speaker called the Uxbridge Voice, which has Alexa built in and supports AirPlay 2.
In the world of rock music, Marshall’s amplifiers have deservedly achieved iconic status. A few years ago, the company decided to expand into the consumer technology market – starting with some on-ear and in-ear headphones. They had a lot to live up to, but sounded great. In fact, we still use the first generation Major headphone to this day.
Numerous Bluetooth speakers followed, with Zound’s designers making them look a little like the guitar amplifiers for which Marshall is best known. There was even a smartphone released in 2015. And the latest addition to the family is a boxy little speaker that’s reported to pack quite a sonic punch, while also benefiting from Amazon’s Alexa inside and support for AirPlay 2.