Google has yesterday taken the stage to reveal its new smart home speaker, the Home Max. It is essentially a bigger variant of the Google Home speaker which was the company’s first answer to Apple’s HomePod, as well as its other competitor, Sonos.
The Home Max device is basically a stereo speaker that operates on Google Assistant supported by 4.5-inch twin woofers teamed up with tweeters masked by a fabric grille that you’d usually find on any normal speaker. An interesting element that Google has introduced is the far-field microphones which have the ability to hear the user even while music is being played out loud.
Similar to that of the Apple HomePod, the Google Home Max utilises its intelligence of Smart Sound to tune itself for the room it is placed in. The company claims that Smart Sound has the ability to tune Home Max to cater to any sort of audio that is being played. Focusing on the area of artificial intelligence, the device can even increase or decrease the volume level depending on what is going on inside the user’s home, for example switching a banger up while your dishwasher is running.
Focusing on the area of artificial intelligence, the device can even increase or decrease the volume level depending on what is going on inside the user’s home, for example switching a banger up while your dishwasher is running.
You can place the Home Max speaker on its side and it will continue standing thanks to magnets that are employed to prevent it from falling. Touch controls, as well as Bluetooth, a 3.5mm audio jack and Google Cast, are all methods of connectivity that the Google Home Max consists of. Google has rolled out a promotional offer by dropping 12 months of ad-free YouTube Music to complement every Home Max that is bought.
With a price tag of $399 and an initial launch in December, will you be looking to get your hands on it?
Source: | Google |
Via: | The Verge |