Google has unveiled two new variants of its Google Home smart speaker. One of them is the entry-level smart speaker called the Google Home Mini, while the other happens to be a scaled-up version of Google Home, aptly dubbed as Google Home Max.
The Google Home Mini now goes up for pre-orders and will cost $49 at launch. It’ll be offered in three color options which include charcoal, chalk, as well as a Coral color variant. It’s the company’s latest entry-level smart speaker that comes with features such as a voice-assistant along with LEDs that offer visual feedback.
Meanwhile, the Google Home Max offers the same functionality, however, comes with much-better audio capabilities to meet the demands of hard-core audiophiles. For instance, it comes with an AUX input so that users can hook up their high-end stereo system with the device. It also offers a smart audio optimization feature that automatically adjusts sound depending the room’s surroundings.
Besides, it also allows users to pair two Google Home Max speakers for a high-end audio experience, which can churn out something similar like Sonos Play:3 speakers. Hence, audiophiles won’t have to make any compromises on the quality of sound.
Google Home Max gets a price tag of $399 which includes a 12-month subscription to YouTube Red. It will arrive in stores starting December and will be available in a choice of Chalk and Charcoal color options.
Google also plans to add a slew of new features to its Google Home range of devices. At the event, the company promised that its Home smart speakers will be able to find a user’s smartphone. Android handsets will automatically trigger an alarm even if their phone is on silent mode, while iOS users will get a call from Google if their handset is on silent. Not to mention, Google Home is also getting a rather nifty feature which allows consumers hands-free calling.