Google takes on Sonos, Apple with Google Home Max

Google takes on Sonos, Apple with Google Home Max

This is the Apple HomePod Mini, I mean the Google Home Mini ($49), and is set to debut as a direct competitor to seemingly pervasive Amazon's Echo Dot. Today Google introduced their new device as noted in the graphic above and also introduced the new Google Home Max to take on Apple's HomePod at US$399.

According to Google's product manager Raunaq Shah, the Mini is cheaper than its sibling because the Home's speaker is more powerful. Google says that this fabric was specially developed to be used with the device.

Country-related news for Google Home continues.

It's available for pre-order right away, and available in seven countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, UK and U.S., including Japan - the new country that was announced at the Google event.

The Home Mini goes on sale October 19 for $49 in three colors: chalk, charcoal, and coral (a reddish orange).

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Also executive producing is Toby Ascher, while Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons will serve as co-producers. Over 360 million copies, both packaged and digital games, have been sold on various platforms.

The cutesy, hockey puck design of the Google Home Mini is a stylish one, and as is the trend with the current crop of smart speakers it's come mostly covered in a soft-touch mesh material. They are calling this feature "Smart Sound". In fact, Google claims that it adjusts nearly immediately so users can move in anywhere they please.

Google is counting on the knowledge that it has accumulated through its dominant search engine to make its assistant far more intelligent than either Alexa or Siri, giving it an edge over its rivals over time.

What is Google Home Max? The device can even know what music you want to play if you hum it right or speak a part of the lyrics!

When it comes to audio, the Google Home Mini boasts a 360 degree speaker which is tuned for voice rather than music. But, like most really useful things, it's quite simple.

Google Home will also receive integration with the Nest product line, which includes smart thermostats, security cameras and other product series for your home. But the Max speaker will work with a wider range of music-streaming services than the HomePod, which is created to be a companion to Apple Music. You can even find it when your device is in silent mode.

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