Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Google Home Mini is a $49 Take on Amazon's Echo Dot

Leak confirms Google's Amazon Dot rival – 'Google Home Mini' Google Home Mini, Home Max smart speakers launched, take on Amazon Echo Dot, Echo Plus
Laurie Berry | 06 October, 2017, 08:33

At the MadeByGoogle hardware event, Google announced two smarthome speakers in addition to its Google Home.

The Google Home Max has a similar cloth fabric front for the speaker, however it is also significantly larger than other Google Home products.

Google Home competes directly with Amazon Echo, but there's nothing to compare to the Echo Dot: Amazon's dinky little plug-in to make your existing sound system smart. The speaker can understand where it is positioned in the room, at a height, in a corner, or in the middle of a large open space, and adjust the sound dynamically to deliver the best audio experience. Through Smart Sound, the Google Home Max will be able to adjust volume levels automatically depending on a number of different measurements.

Google has launched Home Mini, the newest part of Home family.

Google Home Max will launch in the U.S. for Dollars 399 and comes with 12 months of ad-free YouTube Music.

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Google Home maxgoogle home Mini will replace shelves with a price tag of 49 dollars on October 19th with "limestone", "charcoal" and "coral" color alternatives. It will go on sale for $399 in December.

Google extended its smart speaker lineup at Pixel 2 launch event in San Francisco on Wednesday.

The announcement itself was straightforward, focusing on the size of the device, but keeping the features that made their debut in the original Google Home a year ago. Two 4.5-inch woofers surrounded by several tweeters are hidden beneath the fabric grille.

As well as sporting Google's Voice Match tech that lets the speaker learn who is speaking to it by identifying your speech, you can connect to the Max via an auxiliary port, Bluetooth and Cast. Google is also offering 12 months of ad-free YouTube Music, though this offer is for new subscribers only and one have to claim it by February. However, Home Mini has a distinct advantage over Amazon's device: voice control. Moreover, since this is a Google product, it also uses machine learning. While iOS users will get a call from Google if their handset is set on silent. Naturally, it comes with Google Assistant, which can play music based on user's request.

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