Upgrade Your Home with the New Google Nest: Here’s What You Need to Know
Nest Audio is the successor to the original Google Home from 2016. It’s not the biggest or smallest smart speaker in the Google lineup, nor the most or the cheapest, but it does offer some improved features and upgraded hardware.
When will Google Nest Audio be released?
The Nest Audio was announced on September 30, 2020. It was launched on the Google store and other retailers in France, Canada. Target, Best Buy, and other stores in 21 countries started offering the smart speaker on October 15.
Google Nest Audio price
The Nest Audio sells for € 99.99 in France, which is $ 30 less than the original Google Home when it was released and the same price as some competing speakers like the Apple Home Pod mini.
Nest Audio’s sound is full, clear and natural. With five color options, it looks good in every room — and it’s made with sustainable fabric and recycled plastic. 🌎 https://t.co/tGWHfTEC1E
– Google Google) September 30, 2020
Google Nest audio specifications
Compared to the original Google Home, Nest Audio is easier to listen to. Not only is it 75% louder with bass that would be 50% louder, but it automatically adapts, thanks to a feature Google calls Media EQ, to what you’re listening to.
The same goes for Ambient IQ, which adjusts the volume of Nest Audio based on other sounds in the room. If you vacuum while listening to an audiobook, the sound will automatically increase so you can always hear it.
French customers can also benefit from faster responses with the Google Assistant than the original Google Home, as some of the assistant’s processing power can be done entirely offline on the device itself. According to Google, Nest Audio learns your most common music commands and responds twice as fast as the original Google Home.
It has a very long list of functions, but some of its strengths are listening to music and podcasts, forecasting the weather, controlling your other smart home devices, creating a shopping list, searching. online recipes and using Nest Aware to detect objects around your home, such as broken glass or a smoke detector.
Google Nest audio specifications and hardware
Nest Audio comes in five colors, and the fabric, case, stand, and a few other parts are made from 70% recycled plastic.
Compared to the original Google Home, the Google Nest Audio has gone from version 4.1 to version 5.0 Bluetooth, is over an inch taller and weighs more than double, has a slightly shorter power cable, does has no 3.5mm audio jack and includes an additional microphone.
|Nest audio specifications|
|Dimensions||Height: 175 mm Anchura: 124 mm Depth: 78 mm|
|Colors||Chalk, Charcoal, Sage, Sand, Sky|
|Connectivity||802.11b / g / n / ac Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 5.0 / Chromecast|
|Electricity and ports||30W, 24V external adapter / DC power socket|
|His||75mm woofer and 19mm tweeter / 3 far-field microphones / 2-stage mic mute switch|
|Technology||Google Assistant / Voice Match|
|Sensors||Capacitive touch controls / 3 far field microphones|
|Processor||1.8 GHz Quad Core A53 / High Performance ML Hardware Engine|
|OS Support||Android / iOS|