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Google Home

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Google Home review: specs and price

Google Home
Google Home
79
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Why is Google Home better than the average?

  • Volume
    1327.03cm³vs31551.04cm³
  • Bluetooth version
    4.2vs3.19
  • Height
    142.8mmvs163.28mm
  • Width
    96.4mmvs193.23mm
  • Weight
    477gvs1.49kg
  • Number of microphones
    2vs0.57
  • Thickness
    96.4mmvs99.19mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Google Home

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.

2.drivers count

2

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

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8

3.volume

1327.03cm³

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

4.Weather sealed
Google Home

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

Sony SRS-XB501G

5.has a detachable cable
Google Home

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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Google Home

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Google Home

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

2.is an active speaker
Google Home

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.

3.has a noise canceling microphone
Google Home

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

4.number of microphones

2

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

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Amazon Echo Show

8

5.has a magnetic shielding
Google Home

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.).

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Google Home

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

For example

Sony SRS-XB501G

2.has a rechargeable battery
Google Home

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

For example

Sony SRS-XB501G

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Google Home

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Bluetooth version

4.2

Best

Bluesound Pulse 2i

5

3.has an AUX input
Google Home

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

NudeAudio Move L

4.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Google Home

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.

5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Google Home

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

For example

Jarre Technologies AeroBull HD1

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Google Home

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.

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Google Home

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

Jarre Technologies AeroBull HD1

2.has a mute function
Google Home

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

3.has voice prompts
Google Home

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

4.has a radio
Google Home

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

5.has voice commands
Google Home

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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