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Google announced two new Home smart speakers

Written by Matti Robinson @ 05 Oct 2017 2:15 User comments (1)

Google announced two new Home smart speakers

Google's yesterday's press event's beef was definitely in the Pixel 2 launch but there was plenty of other new products on display as well. Two of them improved Google's smart home lineup.
Google Home got two new siblings with Home Mini and Home Max. Unlike we expected, Google didn't release a smart screen (a smart speaker with a display) to combat Amazon's Echo Show. Instead Google has focused on audio only I/O.

Home Mini is essentially an Echo Dot. It's a smaller Home device that costs only $49. There's no audio out but you can use Chromecast to play music on Cast supported speakers. Mini will come available on October 19th.

The bigger speaker, Home Max, is meant for a more serious music enthusiast, Google says. According to the company it produces 20 times more powerful audio than the regular Home. The audio is produced by dual 4.5" subwoofers and custom tweeters.

However, Home Max does not come cheap. At $399 it's more expensive than Apple's HomePod, although you do get 12 months of YouTube Red (with music subscription) free.

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1 user comment

18.10.2017 00:47

Oh is stagnant in this day and age.

This is merely reinventing the wheel over and over and over again.

With the exception of drones, I can't think of one single new technology that has helped or aided or seriously impressed itself upon the average consumer in recent years. And when companies like Google keep pumpin out shitty "speakers" and lame inventions like "Clips" that is the polar opposite of what most people want regarding privacy, ya know innovation is drying up.

Android too........same crap over and over and over again. Phones too.

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