At its annual product launch yesterday, Google also introduced a couple Google Home alternatives and its Daydream VR headset.
The Google Home Max and Mini will serve as Google Home alternatives in different price brackets.
The Mini will cost just $49 dollars and will be available in Chalk, Charcoal, and Coral color options. It will compete directly against the Amazon Eco dot.
On the other hand, the Google Home Max is a bigger and mightier speaker with dual 4.5-inch high-excursion woofers and costs $399. Google claims that it is 20 times more powerful than the original Google Home. Using a magnetic stand, you can mount it vertically or horizontally.
The speaker has an automatic equalizer and can tune itself according to the space around it.
The Google Home Max can go really loud and you can also pair two of these together for stereo audio. Due to the ideal microphone placement, the Google Home Max can hear Ok Google prompts even when its blasting music at maximum volume.
The Google Assistant powering these speakers is a lot more smarter too. You can now pair all Google home devices in your home and broadcast messages across them, or ask the assistant to execute a set of instructions – like changing your phone settings, switching off your room lights, or turning up the heat – with routine instructions like, say, Good night.
The Google Home Mini is available in seven countries where Google Home retails. The Google Home Max will arrive later in November only in US and Canada.
Google also presented its new generation Daydream VR headset. The new Daydream View VR headset still is draped in high-quality fabric, refines the last generation design, and improves on lens quality.
Google Daydream View VR headset costs $99 and will be available in US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia, India, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, and Korea.