Google goes Goldilocks with Home Mini and Home Max speakers


While the Home Mini debuted today to compete with the Echo Dot and low-priced smart speakers, the Home Max will compete directly with high-end smart speakers like products from Sonos, recently unveiled Echo Plus and Apple's HomePod. The speaker also has a Google Assistant built in that can hear commands even when the music blares.

When is the Google Home Mini release date? It's a large white or black slab with the same fabric covering that you'll find on the Home Mini, which Google says it created to be transparent to audio that passes through.

The Google Home Max reverses the Mini's attention to cost and size reduction, offering up the same Google Home experience in a larger chassis with increased audio output. The Max can accept input as a Google Cast target, over Bluetooth, or by using the 3.5-mm auxilliary input.

The Google Home Mini is a powered box (rather than wireless), and will have integrated Google Assistant, just like the core Google Home, including recent features like Voice Match and hands-free calling, which is coming to the United Kingdom later in 2017.

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Along with the official reveal of the new Google Home Mini and Google Home Max speakers, there were a ton of other Google Home related announcements that were made today at the company's hardware press event. It has a touch bar on the top for controlling volume.

The company claims it doesn't matter if the Home Max is placed on a shelf in the corner of a room, where audio can often sound too bass-heavy and muffled. It means that if dad says, "How is the traffic to work?', the device will be able to recognize the user and it will analyze the traffic conditions to the user's workplace". Furthermore, it can connect with Chromecast audio devices. The company is also giving away 12 months of YouTube. The speaker is covered nearly entirely in fabric dyed in chalk (light gray), coral (red), and charcoal (darker gray) colors. Google Pixel Buds Google Pixel Buds are the search giant's first ever wireless earphones.

Google also introduced a speaker with the list of products announced.

Pre-orders for the Home Max open on November 13. The device and the corresponding app has a shutter button for an easy click. The app is available on iOS and Android. This is a great initiative for kids as it will allow them to save their preferences as part of a linked family account. One thing's for sure: we'll find out very soon.