Google Home Max now on sale for $399

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Before November wrapped up, a rumor suggested that Google's newest smart speaker, the Google Home Max, would launch on December 11. To that end, it takes advantage of 4.5-inch (114 mm) high-excursion dual-voice-coil woofers, as well as two 0.7-inch (18mm) tweeters. It has far-field mics for picking up your voice across the room, supports Google's Chromecast Audio for linking to other speakers, has a premium set of speakers for fantastic audio, and can do all the tricks Google Assistant is growing quite capable of. It can even blend in with your decor and you can group it with other Google Homes you may have in the house.

Looks like Google'a premium smart speaker has hit the market just in time for the holidays.

Turns out that is indeed the case, because you can now buy a Google Home Max from Verizon Wireless, Best Buy, and the Google Store. Google says that the device is 20 times more powerful than the original Google Home. Well, December is nearly halfway through and we're starting to see the Home Max pop up on a couple of stores.




The Google Home Max smart speaker is finally available for purchase but in very limited quantity and only in the US.

The Home Max - which was developed in-house - benefits from Google's Smart Sound algorithm which can use the microphones on board to adjust the speaker's sound according to where it is placed in the room. Really, the Home Max and HomePod are speakers first, smart second.

Strangely enough Best Buy is seemingly the only place where you can buy the Home Max in both colors right now. For more updates, stay tuned with us! A new feature called Smart Sound will automatically balance the Max's sound output based on your surroundings and what type of audio you're listening to (e.g. music, podcasts, news briefings). Let us know in the comments.

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