During a presentation devoid of surprises and major announcements, far from the nine products presented during theAmazon Devices Event 2020, Google has confirmed all the leaks that have appeared in recent months in the media around the world, and in particular its new Nest Audio speaker.
Nest Audio: a more powerful speaker, as expected ...
LikeAmazon, Google has worked on the durability of its new speaker which is now composed of 70% recycled plastics, but that's probably not what aficionados of the Assistant will remember!
Indeed, the new Nest Audio stands out from its predecessor with a picked-up design since it only measures 78 x 124 x 175 mm for 1.2 kg. As we could see, Google has chosen sobriety with a variation of five pretty pastel colors: the famous anthracite "Charcoal", grey "Chalk", a pretty blue "Sky", a salmon-pink " Sand "And a green" Legend" page (in French).
Sage, Nest Audio promises not to be since it would offer 50% more bass et 75% more sound volume than the first generation Google Home, and this thanks to a unique 75mm mid-woofer accompanied by a single 19mm tweeter which would, according to the presentation, be able to propel us into a sound "From another level". Of which act!
From a technical point of view, the new Nest Audio has a 53 GHz Quad Cord A1.8 processor and only 3 long throw microphones. There is also a 2-position button for the hardware deactivation of the microphone and 3 capacitive touch zones. Finally, it obviously includes a Chromecast, Bluetooth version 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n / ac connectivity.
In the absence of more precise specifications, we'll give Google the benefit of the doubt, but without a High-Res label and lack of HD streaming service available on the platform, the quality should not be able to match the excellent ones. Sonos One, Amazon Echo Studio ou Apple HomePod... In short, music lovers will probably go their way, but others will still be able to console themselves with Nest Audio Sessions made in the homes of trendy artists such as Mabel, Ella Mai, Louane, Shizuku, Benee ...