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

Google Home Max is the new, beefer version of Google Home with 20x the audio power

The Google Home Mini is a sleek design with rounded corners to make it look like an ornament and seemingly integrate into a room. Last week, Amazon announced the next generation of its Echo speaker, coming out in time for the holiday shopping season, will cost just $100, a price that Google decided not to match.

As with the Home and new Home Mini, the Home Max uses Google Assistant to give you voice control of a huge range of smart home gadgets. Now the focus is hands-free calling on the Google Home. The Home Mini is, of course, powered by Google's Assistant rather than Amazon's Alexa, though. It can sit in either vertical or horizontal orientation, and it comes in both "chalk" and 'charcoal'. Google Home will spoof the Caller ID of your phone as like Amazon did it on Echo.

The Google Home Mini unveiled Wednesday is a button-sized speaker covered in fabric.

Google Home Max is a smart speaker with better sound than the standard Google Home.

What colors will it be available in?

The Max is made of polycarbonate plastic with generous internal bracing that could help deliver increased sound quality at higher output levels. In addition to connecting Home Max to a device with Cast or Bluetooth support, it also has an auxiliary port so you can connect it to a turntable or other speaker.


Here's everything you need to know about the all-new Google Home Mini, including United Kingdom price, UK release date, specifications, features and design. That big ticket does include a 12-month subscription for Youtube Red, which would otherwise cost $120.

Google Home Max takes a diametrically opposite approach to the Home Mini, and is significantly larger while being geared towards better music playback.

This feature, while it's actually something really basic, can have many different utilities: you can use a broadcast for telling your friends something in another room, you can use one for waking up your children in the morning, and a lot more!

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.

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