INTRO: Google has launched the new Nest Audio smart speaker today. You know, the speaker that Google revealed a short time ago. The Nest Audio is aimed to be a replacement for the first Google Home speaker launched way back in 2016.
The new Nest Audio looks tons better than the first Google Home that the majority people compared to an area freshener. This one comes completely wrapped in fabric, and you’ll catch on in one among five colors: Sage, Sand, Sky, Charcoal, and Chalk. Sage and Sky are my personal favourites out of the lineup, by the way.
The speaker comes with a 19mm tweeter, and a 75mm mid-woofer for clear highs and deeper bass. In fact, Google claims the new Nest Audio is 75% louder than the Google Home and has 50% better bass response as compared to its older sibling.
Also, needless to say , the Nest Audio are often paired with other speakers to make stereo setups or maybe multi-room audio configurations, a bit like with Sonos speakers.
The speaker’s smarts are obviously powered by the Google Assistant, and there’s nothing new there. It does all an equivalent things the Google Home does, or the new Nest Mini does. You can ask it to play music, tell you the weather or your commute to figure among a bunch of other things. You know, everything the older Google Home also can do. It just looks better while it does it.
Google has priced the Nest Audio at $99, which pits it right against the also newly announced orb-like Echo speaker. So you get to settle on between Alexa and therefore the Google Assistant, along side the various shapes of the speakers. The speaker will be available from October 5th.