Google Home Mini preview: The macaron-shaped sweet taste of Google Assistant

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Google kicked off its hardware event today with a couple of new additions to its line of connected speaker products for the home.

Last week Patently Apple noted that Google Home mini would be introduced at Google's October 4th event. The speaker can be operated by touching on top just like the original Google Home. And the fabric surrounding the speaker makes it attractive and easy to integrate into any decor.

In another announcement related to Google Home, users can now find their devices if they have lost in in their house. The device incorporates touch-activated controls and a 3.5mm audio port, while supporting Bluetooth and Google Cast. Google will eventually bring the device to all seven countries where the Google Home is officially available.

Google has revealed the Home Max, a new high-end speaker and smart home hub which uses machine learning to automatically retune itself to sound its best, wherever you put it.

Google Home Max will launch in the USA for $US399 outright in December, with other countries to follow in 2018. It'll mostly be used for turning volume up or down, but you can also tap to pause.

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The front of the Max is covered in the same fabric as the Home Mini, though the coral color will not be available. Furthermore, it can connect with Chromecast audio devices.

With leaks dating back months, and most details accidentally revealed by Walmart yesterday, the launch of the Google Home Mini did not surprise us today. It will be coming in two colour variants - Chalk and Charcoal, priced at $399. Both speakers are due in December.

While the Home Mini is not meant to play back music like its larger sibling, it can be paired with any Chromecast speaker to provide the tunes you need.

This feature, while it's actually something really basic, can have many different utilities: you can use a broadcast for telling your friends something in another room, you can use one for waking up your children in the morning, and a lot more! Google Clips Google Clips is a lightweight, hands-free camera.

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