Google Nest Audio, Google’s newest smart speaker with the Google Assistant feature.
A new solution to the smart speaker is the Google Nest Audio than the uber-popular Google Nest Mini. Google first built a solid speaker this time around and then made it clever, offering us a device that looks promising while staying a practical speaker.
The Nest Audio is smaller than the original Google Home and the Mini / Nest Mini Google Home, but like its predecessors, it also comes with a cloth shell. Under the cloth mask, there are four LEDs that provide the visual reference for when Google Assistant listens or reacts. On the back of the unit, there is also a mute function, in case you don’t want the speaker to listen to the hot word for Google Assistant.
Nest Audio Size
The larger scale helps Google Nest Audio to pack a strong audio punch, at least on paper, when it comes to audio. You have a woofer of 75 mm, a tweeter of 19 mm and three far-field microphones. Google says that, with a 50 percent better bass response, the Nest Audio is 75 percent louder than the first Google House.
A Google smart speaker, so with your voice you can hope to tap into the strength of Google Assistant. You will ask questions about the weather, traffic, destinations, trains, movie times, and so many more from the Assistant. You can build routines to automate those behavior, and any product that interacts with the Google Assistant framework can also be managed. Finally, using Google Cast or Bluetooth, you can cast some audio on the computer.
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The Google Nest Audio is available starting October 5th in 21 countries. In the U.S.
It costs $99.99 and can be picked up from Google.com or across offline retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy.
Nest Audio Specifications
|Specification||Google Nest Audio|
|Build||Fabric Cover made from 70% recycled plastic 4 LEDs in the middle|
|Dimensions & Weight||6.89 x 4.88 x 3.07 inches 2.65lbs|
|Audio (In and Out)||75mm woofer 19mm tweeter 3 far-field microphones|
|Voice Assistant||Google Assistant|
|Controls||Touch Controls: Play/Pause – Tap front top Volume up – Tap front right corner Volume down – Tap front left corner)|
|Charging||30W DC power supply|
|Connectivity||2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) Bluetooth 5.0|