Google Unveils The Home Mini and Max

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Google Home Mini

Google today revealed the newest additions to the Home family – the Google Home Mini and Max.

Both products are Google Assistant, allow users to play music, set reminders, switch lights on and off, amongst other features, much like the original Google Home. This comes as a part of Google’s integration to third-party users, opening up opportunities for users who want a better or even more affordable experience for their homes.

Google Home Mini

The new device is designed to be used in various rooms of your house. It can also combine to any Chromecast device with a speaker.

In competition with Amazon’s Echo Dot, the device is a smaller, more affordable version of the original virtual assistant. Although they are capable of the same, the difference lies within the speaker quality.

The assistant will come in a variety of colors, including chalk, charcoal, and coral, but won’t have switchable bases, just like its bigger version.

The Mini will be available for $49, with pre-orders available today.

Google Home Max

The other major Home addition is the Google Max, a pumped-up version of the Google Home.

The main features of this device are its stereo speakers and its smart sound, powered by AI. According to Google, the Max can automatically tune itself to any room you’re in and will adjust itself depending on what you’re using it for, be it music or a phone call. It also has microphones so sensitive that it can pick up your voice even while playing music.

The Max possesses dual woofers and can be placed vertically or horizontally. The sound quality is similar to Sonos Play:3, making it a high-end product for those who want to combine sound and utility. It also comes with a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Max will be available for $399 in chalk and charcoal in December. It’ll come with a 12-month subscription to YouTube Red.


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