Harman Kardon Citation One smart speaker: Just $80 (save $150)

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The Citation One, shown here in black, is a punchy little smart speaker that supports multi-room setups.

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I love when I can get premium-brand audio gear for the price of lower-quality no-brand audio gear. Case in point: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the Harman Kardon Citation One Smart Speaker with Google Assistant for $80. That’s for the gray model only. Best Buy shows a $230 MSRP; this deal is $10 below last month’s sale price.

The Citation One is a compact speaker that stands just over seven inches tall. It supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, multi-room setups and dual-speaker pairing for true stereo.

CNET hasn’t reviewed it, but reviews I’ve seen elsewhere note its punchy, bass-forward audio and simplistic operation, the latter attributable to built-in Google Assistant.

If you’re thinking you’d rather use this with, say, an Amazon Echo Dot (for Alexa-powered voice controls instead), you can — but only via Bluetooth pairing. The Citation One doesn’t have a line-in jack for wired connections.

Even so, $80 seems like a steal for a speaker with these credentials.

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