Pixel 2 Best Buy Pre-Orders Might Include Google Home Mini

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The Home Max speaker is said to be 20x louder when compared to the first Google Home speaker and can be placed either horizontally or vertically.

In a controlled listening environment, Google gave the press a demo of how the Home Max sounds, as both a single speaker and in a stereo configuration. If you're balking at the $400 price, that's probably because this speaker isn't meant for you. However, as per the post on Reddit, the Google Home Mini will not be costing $80 CAD which would translate to $64 Dollars, approx $15 more than the current rumored cost of the smart speakers in the USA market. You can ask it how far away Pluto is from Earth, or you can ask it directions, or what the weather is like today, or whatever else - but where it really shines is when you ask it to play music. The Google Home Mini is priced at the same $49 as Amazon's Echo Dot, though the company didn't mention package discounts like Amazon regularly offers when purchasing three Dots.

The original $129 Google Home combined Google Assistant smarts with a speaker system good enough to fill a room with sound.

Alphabet, supported by its subsidiaries Google and Nest, is creating a network of hardware devices that link preferences in temperature, search and music in the home. "The company says the Max has 20 times the output power of the existing Google Home device's single 2" driver and pair of passive radiators. And as you might imagine, Google Home Max works with other Google Home devices. Another new feature is Broadcasts, which will allow users to broadcast a message on all of the Google Home speakers in a home. It comes in chalk and charcoal.

So, even during booming audio, Google reckons the Home Max will be able to hear your voice requests.

The Home Max tech is headlined by two 4.5-inch woofers.

Oh and one more thing.

Unfortunately, Google is making this a US-exclusive for now. Chief among those is Google's claim that the "Smart Sound" tech will automatically optimize audio for where you place the speaker (something that Apple says the HomePod will do, as well).

We were disappointed with Google Home's functionality when it launched past year, but the devices silently update themselves direct from Google, and the company has been steadily patching in new features over the months.

The new mini speaker will retail for $49 in the United States, and hits stores October 19.

In the United States the Max will cost $399.

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