After months of rumors and speculation,a new, smaller smart speaker called the HomePod Mini at its event.
Apple’s HomePod debuted in 2018 with a $349 price tag, great sound and the risk of putting white rings on your tabletop. Since then, despite some handy iterations on the HomePod’s features via periodic software updates, Apple hasn’t made much progress in the smart home, even as Amazon and Google continue to expand their audiences for Alexa and Google Assistant products across the board. That changed today with the reveal of a smaller, smarter speaker.
How big is the HomePod Mini?
The HomePod Mini is significantly smaller than its predecessor. Wrapped in a mesh fabric, it measures 3.3 inches tall and 3.9 inches wide (84 by 98 mm) and weighs 0.76
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At the sale price of $299, down from $399, the Bose Home Speaker 500 goes beyond any smart speaker out there. It offers built-in Alexa and Google Assistant functionality and lets you control devices just like a regular smart assistant would. Thanks to the array of eight noise-rejecting microphones lined around the exterior of the speaker, it can pick up your voice even when you’re jamming out to the Hamilton soundtrack at maximum volume — again.
You can play Spotify, Audible, and other services directly through the speaker. Thanks to the unique
Google’s new smart speaker for your home takes on a completely new design — and a new name. From the specs to the look,is very much the next-generation full-size smart speaker for everyday use.
There’s plenty we know about the fabric-coated device, and much we’ll still have to find out. For example, we know it promises to improve speaker volume by an astonishing percentage, but we’ll have to see how the Nest Audio stacks up tothein real-world tests. If the are any indication, this could be the Alexa-killer Google has been hoping for.
We’ll walk you through the most important things to learn about the Nest Audio’s price, colors, sale date and features. And we’ll explain what the new name means for other Google Home ($99
Google Home welcomed a new member to the smart speaker family this week, except it isn’t called “Google” or “Home” at all. Still, theis very much the next-generation full-size smart speaker for everyday use.
There’s plenty we know about the fabric-coated device, and much we’ll still have to find out — such as whether the Nest Audio actually lives up to the hype and how it compares to the. (If the are any indication, this could be the Alexa-killer Google has been hoping for.)
We’ll walk you through the most important things to learn about the Nest Audio’s price, colors, sale date and features. And we’ll explain what
The, and even , was announced Wednesday at the company’s . It’s the successor to the Google Home smart speaker, the very first speaker the search giant launched in 2016.
Here’s a quick rundown of what we learned today:
- Priced at $100 (£90, AU$149)
- Five colors: Chalk, charcoal, sand, sky and sage
- Designed with 70% sustainable materials
- 19mm tweeter for high frequency coverage and clear vocals
- 75mm midwoofer for better bass
Google says the Nest Audio is 75% louder with a 50% stronger bass than the original Google Home.
When it comes to features, the Nest Audio keeps up with all the latest Google updates like, voice calling with and