Soundcore by Anker announces the Flare S+, its first Bluetooth speaker with Alexa built-in

Anker has announced its latest Bluetooth speaker under the Soundcore branding, the Flare S+. The company has been making great smartphone accessories for years and continues to branch out and expand beyond just cables and chargers, and one area that people love is their speakers. The Flare S+ will feature the lineup's signature 360-degree sound and is covered by a resilient cloth that houses full range drivers, dual tweeters, and bass radiators. You're going to get some great sound out of this package.

In addition, this speaker utilizes Anker's charging technology to allow it to provide power to other mobile devices while on the go and has a beat-synced LED at the base. As though that wasn't enough, the Flare S+ will also have Amazon's Alexa built-in, so when you're speaker is connected you can use it to control your smart home devices, answer your deepest questions, and more. The speaker is IPX7, so you'll be able to use it by the pool, at the lake, on the boat, and more without worrying about ruining it.

There is no word on pricing or availability just yet, but Anker sells its original Flare speaker for $59.99 at Amazon, where it's received a 4.5-star rating on nearly 200 reviews. If you don't want to wait for the new speaker to release and don't need Alexa built-in, we'd recommend considering the original Soundcore speaker which is down to $24.99 with the on-page coupon. It has over 12,000 reviews and a killer 4.5-star rating.

Jared DiPane

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.