The all-new Google Nest Audio smart speaker has been officially launched in India a few days back and now it is available for purchase through Flipkart. It is the latest addition to Google’s smart speakers’ lineup that includes Google Home, Nest Mini, and Nest Hub. Actually, the company has launched it in place of its earlier Google Home.
The new Nest Audio comes with an improved design and features. It has a fabric-centric design with rounded edges and a cool rectangular shape, all making it able to blend into the home environment easily. There are also lights on front for indication. According to Google, Nest Audio is 75-percent louder and has 50-percent stronger bass than the original Google Home. It has a 19mm tweeter for consistent high frequency coverage and clear vocals, as well as a 75mm mid-woofer for a bumping bass.
Nest Audio comes with a new Media EQ feature that enables it to automatically tune itself to different types of sound sources like music, podcasts, audiobooks or even a response from Google Assistant. There is also another feature named Ambient IQ that lets Nest Audio adjust the volume based on the background noise in home. This way, users will be less disturbed by the noisy dishwasher and can hear the weather forecast clearly.
This smart speaker can also be grouped with other Google smart speakers for a bigger sound and also for using as a central hub to control them all. It can even shift music from one speaker to another with voice commands. Furthermore, the speaker comes embedded with a dedicated machine learning chip that allows Google Assistant to learn a user’s most common music commands and respond two times faster than Google Home.
The Google Nest Audio smart speaker will not only be useful for entertainment purposes but it can also help users control compatible smart home products. Google has also paid attention to privacy and safety of users so there is a dedicated button on the back for turning off the microphone.
From design to features, there are many improvements in the new Google smart speaker. It is especially made for music lovers but it will also be a great addition in a smart home. Nest Audio comes in five colors: Chalk, Charcoal, Sand, Sky and the earthy-color Sage. During the currently ongoing Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale, you can buy it at a discounted price of Rs 6,999 . Although, its actual price is Rs 7,999.