Google has unveiled a new smart speaker Nest Audio with a list of new upgrades for a better music listening experience along with a slimmer profile.
The Google Nest Audio has been priced at $99.99 (roughly Rs. 7,400) and will go on sale in the US, Canada and India, starting October 5, and 21 more countries from October 15. In India, it will be available via Flipkart and other retail outlets.
The company in a statement on Wednesday said, “Typically, a bigger speaker equals bigger sound, but Nest Audio has a really slim profile — so it fits anywhere in the home. In order to maximise audio output, we custom-designed quality drivers and housed them in an enclosure that helps it squeeze out every bit of sound possible.”
The smart speaker aims to produce 50% more bass and 75% more volume as compared to the Google Home. It comes with support for Google Assistant. The smart speaker supports room-filling sounds and two Nest Audios can be paired for stereo sounds.
Google Nest Audio comes with touch controls for playing or pausing music, adjusting volume, and more. It has a 75mm woofer and a 19mm tweeter along with three far-field microphones and 2-stage mic mute switch.
The speaker is powered by a quad-core A53 processor clocked at 1.8GHz. It supports dual-band Wi-Fi and its power rating is 30W.
The new Google smart speaker has five colour options, namely, Charcoal, Chalk, Sand, Sage, and Sky.