The Harman Kardon-powered Sprint TREBL with Magic Box wins the 2019 Judges' Choice Award from the Small Cell Forum
A small cell solution is a device that enhances coverage for a mobile device in a localized manner. Many carriers sell their own such product; in the case of the US network Sprint, it offers the TREBL with Magic Box. This cube-like device boosts LTE connectivity for the consumer in question. Not only that, however, it also has a speaker system with which the user can interact with the Amazon Alexa voice assistant.
This added audio property of the TREBL was developed in conjuction with HARMAN Connected Services. Therefore, it offers Harman Kardon's audio quality in addition to possibly improved signals and a virtual assistant. The Small Cell Forum, a body that evaluates and monitors this product category, has given the Sprint TREBL its Judges' Choice Award for 2019.
The Small Cell Forum confers this prize on a product that "has the potential to move the boundaries for the small cell market, and which goes beyond the specific categories of [its] other awards". It can be argued that the Sprint TREBL with Magic Box has done this, as it is the only small cell solution that also has the function of acting as a smart speaker.