Google's Got a Proper Smart Speaker Now, Called Google Home Max

What's exactly Google Home Mini, it's actually a Mini version of the original Google Home - a portable smart speaker that takes on the Amazon Echo Dot.

The Google Home Mini features LEDs under the fabric that light up to show customers when the Assistant hears them.

At Pixel 2 event, Google launched the second Home device named Home Max. The Home Max is touted to be 20 times more powerful than the Google Home when it comes to the sound output. It's Called Google Home Max, and it actually looks like a speaker, rather than some sort of weird plant pot. There are touch controls on the device along with support for connectivity options like Bluetooth, Google Cast, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It is priced at $49 and is available in Coral, Charcoal and Chalk color variants.

Google also announced a partnership with Walt Disney to bring Mickey Mouse and "Star Wars" content to its Google Home speakers as part of an effort to attract children under the age of 13 to use the devices.

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The Home Max by Google appears to be the strong competition to the Apple HomePod. The speaker will also automatically turn itself up when in a noisy environment, such as when the washing machine is on its spin cycle.

It is much smaller and compact but gives the same feel as that of the Google Home. "All of the Max's power goes into a speaker setup with a pair of high-excursion 4.5" woofers and two 0.7" tweeters.

The company is also touting the Smart Sound feature, which adapts the audio to where the user is in the room, for the best acoustic performance.

The buyers will also get a free 12-months YouTube Music subscription with Home Max. Voice Match is now rolling out in all seven countries where Home is available. It is also suitable for the existing Google Home users who need extra speakers. Google has included what they are calling a "Smart Sound" system into this device, which can supposedly optimize the sound of the speaker depending on where it is sitting in the room.


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