Google has also unveiled the new smart devices the new Chromecast with Android TV and Google Nest Audio at its ‘Launch Night In’ event, which is the successor to the popular Google Home, alongside the latest Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G smartphones.
The Google Nest Audio design has changed compared to the Google Home with a slim profile and this time around, the smart speaker has 50 percent stronger bass and is 75 percent louder compared to the original Google Home. It has a 19mm tweeter and a 75mm mid-woofer that’s squeezed inside the enclosure that is made from 70 percent recycled plastic.
As per the company, it has optimized the grill, fabric, and materials for distortion-free audio, and the custom-designed tweeter allows each musical detail to come through. The ‘Media EQ’ feature enables Nest Audio to automatically tune itself to whatever you’re listening to music, podcasts, audiobooks, or even a response from Google Assistant. It comes with 3 far-field microphones with a physical microphone mute switch, just like the original Google Home, there are touch controls for adjusting the volume.
Google Nest Audio Specifications -
|Processor|| 1.8GHz Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor|
|OS Support||Android and iOS|
|Sensors||Capacitive touch controls (three touch areas), 3 far-field microphones|
|Speakers||75 mm woofer and 19 mm tweeter|
|Connectivity||802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz/5 GHz) Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Chromecast built-in|
|Features||Two-stage mic mute switch (hardware mute), |
|Dimensions||175 x 124 x 78 mm|
|Weight||1.2 kg (without external power adaptor)|
|Materials||The enclosure is made from 70% recycled plastic.|
Price and Availablity -
The Google Nest Audio comes in Sage, Sand, Sky, Chalk, Charcoal color options, and the price is US$ 99.99 (Rs. 7358 approx.). It will be available from October 5th in the U.S., Canada, and other countries including India. Google did not reveal the India pricing or exact launch date, but it confirmed that it will be available on Flipkart and at other retail outlets in October.