Tech giant Google has launched a new smart speaker. The new gadget has been named the Nest Audio. Google’s Nest Audio is almost 75 percent louder than the Google Home smart speaker. The product has 50 percent stronger bass when compared to the Google Home that the company launched in 2018. Google unveiled the Nest Audio alongside its Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, and the Chromecast. Google Pixel 4a is a 5G smartphone. Google said that the Nest Audio comes with a new design. The product is made using sustainable fabrics and recycled plastic. The company claimed that its enclosure comprises 70 percent recycled plastic.
The device is available in the US and Canada. It will be available online in India from October 5 while 21 more countries will see the smart speaker going on sale from October 15. It is likely to carry a price tag of USD 999 in the US market. The speaker will come with Google Assistant pre-loaded. This allows users to get control over the device with voice commands. It weighs 1.2 kg and is four-inch-thick. The company will offer the new gadget in two colors — Chalk and Charcoal. According to the search engine giant, its executives spent over 500 hours to make the Nest Audio deliver a clear and natural sound.
Google said that its new speaker is designed to provide consistent high-frequency coverage. It provides each musical in detail. The company said that it delivers music the way it should originally sound. The Nest Audio features a woofer (75mm), tweeter (19mm), and 3 far-field microphones. It also has a 2-stage mic mute switch. Besides, there are touch controls. The company has provided a Chromecast built-in for streaming. Google said that the Nest Audio is able to adjust the audio profile as per the content. With Nest Audio, Google wants to challenge the growing popularity of Amazon Echo devices. The latest smart speaker will compete with Amazon Echo (3rd Gen) which was unveiled recently.