The Acer Halo Swing has the identical marquee options as its predecessor, together with DTS sound and an LED dot show

Acer made a splash within the sensible speaker sport when it launched the Google Assistant-enabled Halo in 2020. It provided a couple of distinct perks that set it other than lots of the finest sensible audio system, together with an RGB-lit base, DTS sound, and an LED dot show. The Acer Halo aimed so as to add a colourful choice to an in any other case bland market that solely sees incremental updates annually, and Acer hopes to proceed that objective with a brand new iteration of the speaker. The Halo Spring is the corporate’s newest Google Assistant sensible speaker, carrying the standout options of its predecessor with a couple of enhancements.


Just like the earlier mannequin, the Halo Spring seems to be like an oil diffuser, nevertheless it’s actually a wise speaker with a couple of gimmicks you will not discover in different manufacturers like Google’s Nest Audio or Amazon’s Echo Dot. And it is simple to see what stands out about this speaker; it options DTS sound, which guarantees a cinematic sound. When mixed with an inside subwoofer, you get 360-degree encompass sound. The speaker additionally helps Bluetooth 5.2, which means it may connect with different Halo Swing items or third-party audio system for a extra immersive expertise.

For extra pumped-up celebration vibes to fill the room, the speaker retains the RGB-lit base that pulses and adjustments lighting patterns relying on the music enjoying. In comparison with the earlier model, the brand new mannequin’s RGB base is now extra sensible because it indicators when Google Assistant listens for voice instructions. This implies the four-color dots on the Acer Halo’s facade, which beforehand served that goal, are gone.

There’s nonetheless an LED mild on the entrance of the speaker’s cloth cowl. The dot show gives visible data like time, climate, e-mail, calendar, reminders, or messages. As promised, you may also personalize the message or picture that seems on the show utilizing the Acer Halo app. You possibly can even customise it with your personal art work.

Acer guarantees 10 hours of playback with the speaker, although your mileage could fluctuate. The Halo Spring can be constructed to resist water splashes if you happen to prefer to celebration by the pool, because of its IPX5-rated water resistance score. The worth has not but been revealed, however if you happen to’re eager about sensible audio system however discover Google and Amazon’s present choices missing, Acer’s new providing could also be proper up your alley.