The Foxtel Now Box solely exists to get Foxtel Now on your TV. It does this well, but the remainder of the Foxtel Now Box's functionality feels like an afterthought. This might not bother you If Foxtel Now is the only streaming service you're interested in, but it means the Foxtel Now Box feels incomplete when compared to other set-top boxes on the market, and isn't quite unique enough to be guaranteed a HDMI port.
While most smart speakers focus on the "smart" to the detriment of the speaker, the Sonos One delivers genuinely great sound quality and a seamless wireless multiroom experience. Smart functionality is currently missing in Australia, but if you're not in a rush to talk to your tech, it will be a nice added bonus when the updates roll around.
Google Home tiptoes the line between a fun novelty and a taste of the future. While it's voice recognition is top notch, the smart speaker is best suited for those willing to invest in other smart home appliances and technologies. Google Home is fine as a standalone product, but better as part of a bigger ecosystem.