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Google's Smart Speaker Is Now Just $99

Good news if you haven't chosen a side in the smart speaker race. Newegg is currently offering Google Home for $99 via coupon code "MPBTS17".

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That's $30 off the speaker's list price and it beats Google's current sale, which offers the tear-drop shaped speaker for $109.

Google Home is Mountain View's version of the Amazon Echo sans Alexa. It's a small, voice-powered hub that can turn on your Nest thermostat, dim your Philips Hue lights, or play tracks from a wide range of streaming services, including Google Play Music and YouTube Red.

When it comes to sound, we found that Google Home actually has the edge over the Echo because it has a higher number of integrated speakers than Amazon's Echo. It also sounds better from angles, thanks to Google's commitment to 360-degree sound. 

If you use a lot of Google tools, such as Gmail, Calendar, or Contacts, Google Assistant — the digital assistant that powers Google Home — opens up a lot of possibilities because now your tools are available outside of your laptop or mobile device. That alone gives Google Home the edge over Echo. 

We just recommend you act quick, because Newegg's sale ends August 19.

  • jacksmith21006
    Have both the Echo since it launched and now the Google Home. IMO, the GH has already surpassed the Echo.

    I suspect since the Echo was first it is inertia versus reality why there is push back on this fact from time to time.

    Just the foundation of the two are very different. The Echo takes the sounds of your voice and turns it into words that are then used as commands.

    The GH takes the sound of your voice and turns into words but then has an additional layer of intelligence that it knows who is who and also understands what the words mean and gets concepts that then trigger actions.

    This is why you do NOT have a manual with the GH with commands you memorize as you do with the Echo.
    In our home it is why I believe the GH is integrated and the Echo was always my toy. I was motivated to learn the commands and memorize and then use the Echo and my family just was not as motivated to do so.
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