Announced back in April, LG didn’t have a date for the release of the speaker at the time, but it’s showing up now on the Betta Electrical website for $299 – as well as in their current catalogue. The speaker is also being shown on the Billy Guyatts online superstore site as well for a slightly cheaper $269.
The LG WK7 combines the smarts of Google Assistant and its ability to control your smarthome, answer questions and generally entertain you with High Resolution Audio tuning from Meridian Audio with the WK7 supporting FLAC and Apple lossless audio formats. The WK7 includes a single channel 30W RMS speaker with support for Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi and of course it has Chromecast support built-in.
While LG Australia hasn’t actually announced the speaker as being available here just yet – they did add this video to their YouTube Channel last night:
When they announced the WK7 back in April, LG Australia, General Manager of Marketing Angus Jones said:
We are continuing to push boundaries and this year, it’s through our new partnership with audio experts, Meridian. The integration of Meridian Audio into the range creates incredibly impactful and realistic sound and gives new meaning to what’s possible when it comes to audio experiences in the home.
Our first smart home connected speaker is one of the stand-outs in this year’s range – the LG ThinQ Speaker – which aligns with our focus on AI and with our mission of improving the day-to-day lives of Australians through forward-thinking technology.
LG Australia has previously advised they won’t be bringing the WK9 Smart Display to Australia, so if you’re in the market for some Google Assistant powered gear the LG WK7 is where you’re going to have to look.
We’ve asked LG Australia for some more info on availability on the LG WK7 and of course we’re hoping to bring you a review as well as soon as possible.
Have you been waiting for the WK7 Smart Speaker from LG?