Google has been known to discount its smart speaker hardware steeply and frequently — there's a high chance you or someone you know got a previous-generation Home Mini for free through one of countless promotions. Even by those standards, though, this is an uncommonly good deal: you can pick up a Nest Hub and two second-gen Nest Minis for $79 at Target right now.
Streaming has really emerged over the past few years as the dominant way many of us consume our media, and now streaming service Sling is launching a deal that makes for a fairly synergistic offer if you're looking to ditch your cable provider. The company is making its regular cord-cutting option more enticing by offering a free Google Nest Hub when you prepay for a 3-month membership plan. Read More
If you've been waiting for the perfect time to outfit your home with a smart hub and smart speaker, you may not find a better deal than this one. Right now, you can pick up a brand new Google Nest Hub and a Google Nest Mini for just $79 ($99 off), or the price of the discounted Hub all by itself. Read More
Your Nest Hub and Hub Max recently improved their display's information density by using ultrasound sensing. Knowing how close or far you are, they can adjust the font size and level of detail they show in some circumstances. But starting this week, they'll become more proactive and use this same technology to serve you relevant info as you approach them. Read More
When I set up my smart home infrastructure, I waited until Black Friday discounts to pay a little less for all my intelligent devices. Whether you're starting from scratch or want to add new products to your existing smart home configuration, you'll be able to benefit from exciting markdowns on a wide array of Nest products. These include security cameras, alarms, locks, thermostats, smart speakers, connected displays, and Wi-Fi routers. The markdowns will be available from November 28 until December 4, which will give you plenty of time to shop. Read More
With Black Friday less than two weeks away, retailers have already started discounting some items and teasing their full-blown deal extravaganza. Google is joining them today with its own early look: The entire Google Store front page has been themed with black and a list of upcoming sales is displayed below it. Read More
Even though the Google Home Hub offered a lot of great features, it's been criticized for its relatively small screen and lack of front-facing camera, preventing it from doing video calls. Thankfully, the company fixed these issues with the larger Nest Hub Max. Surprisingly, even though the device was launched in September, its price just dropped to $200 at Bloomingdale's. Read More
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Home Nest Hub doesn't come with a camera as the company initially wanted to avoid people from believing it would spy on them. Still, with the launch of the camera-equipped Nest Hub Max, it was clear it noticed customers are comfortable with trading their privacy for a plethora of features. Among other things, the Hub Max offers gesture control through its camera, which lets you play and pause media by raising a hand. Now Google is adding a new ultrasonic sensing feature that allow both the smaller and the bigger Hub to react to nearby people without the use of a camera.
Afternoon, readers! As we barrel headlong toward Black Friday madness, let's all pause to appreciate the deals we have today. This week, you'll find a repeat of the best deal we've ever seen on Google's Nest Hub, plus a great price on a 60-watt USB-C charger, among other smartphone accessory savings. Read More
One of the major benefits of having a smart display instead of a speaker is seeing relevant controls and information on the screen. For music, that means album art, playback controls, videos if available, and most importantly, lyrics. On Google Assistant smart displays, only titles from Google Play Music showed lyrics, but that's now rolling out to Spotify as well. Read More