On Wednesday, October 4, Google unveiled a few new gadgets for consumers to enjoy at an event held in San Francisco, California. Among the slew of announced hardware, Google introduced two smart speakers—the Google Home Mini and Max.
The Google Home Max sits on the other end of the spectrum. It’s Google-Assistant enabled, has a line-in port, and is reportedly 20 times more powerful than Google Home. These extra features bring the cost to $400 and will go on sale this December.
These two additions heat up the smart speaker landscape, with industry titans like Amazon, Apple, and Google all vying for that coveted spot in future households. Among other brands, Amazon’s Echo Dot and Apple’s HomePod face direct competition.
The price battlefield, as well as consumer location preference, are detailed in the infographics below, courtesy of Statista.