Google took the wraps off their latest hardware offerings at an event on the 4th of October. Here is a quick look at everything they announced:
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
While the Pixel 2 looks a lot like the original Pixel phone, the Pixel XL follows Apple’s path in crafting a phone with slim bezels. Unlike the iPhone X, the Pixel 2 XL has a top and bottom chin and no sensor housing. Both phones feel great and have great cameras.
Google Home Mini
Google added a cheaper and smaller version of Google Home, called the Google Home Mini. It resembles a large pebble and comes in several colors and fabric. At $50, Google hopes it will be an alternative to the Echo Dot. At this price point, you could have one in each room of the house.
Google Home Max
In a move that will probably make Sonos nervous, the Google Home Max is a large speaker priced at $399 that delivers higher quality audio and stronger bass at higher volume. The Max will compete with Apple’s HomePod. Also, much like all its products, there is support for Google Assistant.
The PixelBook is the latest in a long line flagship Chromebooks. The latest model is both a tablet and laptop. You can bend the screen over and use the touch screen like the Lenovo Yoga series. The PixelBook has premium specs along with a premium price. However, it does fit in with the entire ecosystem of hardware products by Google.