Google Home Max (UK Release)

Out now for £399. I really want one, but… That’s a lot of money. Gonna have to save up in my Coin Jar :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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I think I’m going to be more the Google Home Display and Google Home Mini type.

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Hmm… I’m going to need to buy a bigger house.

I want two of them on opposite ends of my living room and I also want a Google Home Display. In other words, I want my house to be a super smart home :sweat_smile:

Although technically, with Max, you’d only really need one of them.

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Was confused as to why I got emailed about this the other day - then I realised - they’ve only just been released in the UK?!

May have to get my hands on one sometime, although I feel the Google Home 2 is not far out or something similar to that?

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I wouldn’t expect a Home 2 to have drastically better sound than the original Google Home though (not that the Home sound is bad, it’s just not the same product as Max)

I tested a Home Max in a Verizon store in Minneapolis back in April (obviously with some Prince!) and it sounded absolutely incredible.

I think it’s very much a niche product compared to Google Home and Home Mini (which, at the price, should really be in everyone’s homes) but for audiophiles it’s a no brainer. No reason to buy a SONOS etc. Have the Home Max in your living room, perhaps a regular Home in your bedroom, a Home Display in your kitchen and then several Home Minis dotted around the other rooms.

I’m halfway there at least! Perhaps this time next year I’ll have the Max and a Display added in.

Huh, right, totally forgot about that!

Agreed


What’s your opinion on, for example, https://www.jbl.com/voice-activated-speaker/JBL+LINK+20.html w/ Google Assistant built in?

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Haven’t personally listened to it so it’s hard to tell, but it seems that JBL have a wide range of speaker options with Google Assistant built in at different price ranges, so that can only be a good thing!

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Just saw these in the store yesterday. Fantastic to see different OEMs using Assistant in their speakers.

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Aye, it’s really picking up.

LG in particular seem very cosy with Google at the moment.

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I bought a Max! They are 50% off right now at Argos and maybe the Google Store as well - down to £199 from £399 - bargain!!!

Here it is in all it’s glory. It sounds incredible.

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Having to try so so so hard to not pull the trigger with this deal

I got mine when they first came out but tempted to buy a second to pair them up for stereo awesomeness

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:boom:

Looks fantastic and sounds even better :heart_eyes:

I couldn’t resist, with £75 of Play Store credit I had to buy one :laughing:

Really glad I did, the sound that this thing pumps out is phenomenal :grin: Google did well with this speaker :sunglasses:

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Mines at home… Delivered today

Only an hour to go!

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So, like @nexusmaniac I had £75 off the already discounted £200 because I pre-ordered the Pixel 3 so it worked out to £125 - bargain.

Really liking it so far, need to figure out how I’m going to use it in junction with the home hub also in my room - e.g. if I say “hey Google what’s the weather today” the max will tell me, I would have thought the home hub would tell me as that’s the one with the display!

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The deal didn’t last long… glad i jumped on it straight away! I wonder how many extra units Google sold in those 2 or 3 days…

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They were shipping them out super quick, I know @nexusmaniac got his next day

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Makes me wonder whether there will be a speaker refresh at IO this year and they were clearing stock.

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