Smart speakers

First released by Amazon in 2014, smart speakers have exploded into being one of the most popular tech gadgets. A few years later, Google came into the smart speaker market and has been expanding reapidly ever since. Both companies focus on getting their devices into consumer's hands at all costs, so they start using that companies ecosystem. Although they may lose money on the initial unit, items like $10/month music subscriptions and e-commerce allow companies to quickly recoup their costs.