The four LED lights are present under the fabric.
Apart from announcing new additions to its Home family of smart speakers, Google also plans to introduce a bunch of new features for its Google Home range of devices. The device, which will cost $49, is very much like Amazon's Echo Dot: it takes Google's voice-controlled Alexa competitor, Google Assistant, and packs it into a smaller, quieter, and cheaper form factor.
The smart speaker market got a bit more interesting when Google revealed its Amazon Echo rival, Google Home, early past year.
For example, sound vocals can sound muddy if a speaker is placed on a shelf against the wall.
Regardless, this is welcome news if you're in the Google ecosystem and looking to expand the number of those connected assistants around your house.
The Google Home Mini is a sleek design with rounded corners to make it look like an ornament and seemingly integrate into a room. Pre-order starts today. The Mini ships October 19, and will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, UK, and U.S. in three colors: coral, chalk, and charcoal. The Google Home Mini provides a 360 degree sound experience.
Google is also adding to its hands-free calling feature for Google Home. Also, smartphones running Google's Android OS will automatically trigger an alarm even if their device is set on silent.
As an additional bonus for audiophiles, the Google Home Max includes an aux cable port.
It has two 4.5-inch woofers on board and two 0.7 inch customer tweeters.
The company is also touting the Smart Sound feature, which adapts the audio to where the user is in the room, for the best acoustic performance. The speaker will be available in two colors - Chalk and Charcoal and will be available for $399 in the United States. Users will able to stream via Bluetooth and connect a device via a 3.5mm jack.
12 month subscription to YouTube Red, and that has me wondering whether that means it'll finally launch outside North America. "The company says the Max has 20 times the output power of the existing Google Home device's single 2" driver and pair of passive radiators.
When Google Home Max launches later this year, it'll be accompanied by Smart Sound.