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Google Home review: specs and price

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Why is Google Home better than the average?

  • Volume
    1327.03cm³vs4360.32cm³
  • Bluetooth version
    4.2vs3.33
  • Weight
    477gvs1.56kg
  • Height
    142.8mmvs160.28mm
  • Width
    96.4mmvs194.23mm
  • Number of microphones
    ?

    2vs0.66
  • Thickness
    96.4mmvs98.81mm

Price comparison

Design

1.drivers count
?

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.

Best

Vifa Stockholm 2.0

8

2

2.control panel placed on a device
?

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

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3.volume
?

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

1327.03cm³

4.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

For example

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2

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5.weight
?

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

50g

477g

6.has a detachable cable
?

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

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Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

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2.is an active speaker
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An amplifier is integrated into the device. An audio amplifier takes a small signal and makes it bigger without making any other changes in it which results in better sound, so any sound source can be connected to speakers.

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3.has a noise canceling microphone
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These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

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4.number of microphones
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Amazon Echo Show

8

2

5.has a magnetic shielding
?

A magnetic shielding limits the coupling of a magnetic field between two devices. The purpose is to prevent magnetic fields from interfering with electrical devices and avoid distortion (of TV, monitors, hard drives etc.).

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

For example

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2

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2.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

For example

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2

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Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version
?

Best

Google Nest Mini

5

4.2

2.has an AUX input
?

An auxiliary input allows you to play other audio sources by connecting them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack, i.e for MP3 or portable DVD/CD player.

For example

JBL Xtreme 2

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3.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

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4.Has fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection
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802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

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5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

For example

Devialet Phantom Reactor 900

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6.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
?

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

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Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2

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2.has a mute function
?

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

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3.Has voice prompts
?

With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

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4.has voice commands
?

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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5.Has a radio
?

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

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