Google today introduced a mini Google Home. But the company is also working on a bigger Google Home smart speaker that will cost a whopping $399. That’s because the Google Home Max isn’t just your regular smart speaker.
The speaker is supposed to offer premium sound and offers a new feature called Smart Sound. It will compete with Apple’s HomePod and Microsoft/Harman Kardon’s Cortana-powered Invoke speaker which will also offer premium-quality sound. The new Smart Sound feature on Google Home Max will allow it to adjust the music depending on what you are currently listening to, as well as the condition of noise in your house. The front of the device is covered by an acoustically transparent fabric, which has four LEDs on the top that’ll light up when you activate Google Assistant. The speaker packs two 4.5-inch “high-excursion” woofers, 0.7-inch tweeters, and all of this will be packed in a polycarbonate housing that actually looks pretty beautiful.
You can also make the Home Max stand up on its sides, use touch controls, or use a 3.5mm headphone jack, too. The speaker will go on sale just in time for Christmas this December, and users will get 12-months of free YouTube Music subscription when they purchase the speaker for $399.