First up, Google has expanded its lineup of smart speakers with two new options – the Mini and Maxi. Both can be controlled using the built-in Google Assistant and are compatible with iOS devices.
On the lower end, the Mini will retail for $ 49 and is a smaller version of the Google Home speaker already on the market. It will be available in three colors – chalk, charcoal, and coral. You can preorder the speaker starting today from the Google Store and other retailers. It will arrive on October 19.
As you could probably tell by the name, the Maxi the largest option in the lineup and looks to be a direct competitor to Apple’s upcoming HomePod.
Retailing for $ 399, Google says its 20 times more powerful than the original speaker. Along with two 4.5-inch high-excursion woofers, the Smart Sound feature uses AI to adjust the sound quality depending on where the speaker is placed in the room. Buyers will also receive 12 months of ad-free YouTube music with their purchase.
Available in two different colors, the Maxi will start preorders on November 13.
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