Google made headlines yesterday as they announces a few new products that are sure to be on every tech geek’s wish list.
Google Pixel 2
In my review of the last year’s Google Pixel I called it one of the top 3 smart phones of 2017. I would even say that it had the best camera compared to the iPhone. With Google Pixel 2 the camera is even better with dual-pixel auto focus and 4K video recording. The screen is improved especially with the Pixel 2 XL. It has a pOLED screen (18:9) QHD+ 2880 x 1440 resolution. Another new feature is Active Edge which allows you to activate your Google Assistant by squeezing the sides. I will have a full review coming soon with all the details on what is new. You can pre-order the Google Pixel 2 but keep in mind that Verizon is the Google’s exclusive wireless partner.
Last year it was rumored that Google would launch a new Chrome OS laptop to compete against Apple’s iPad and Microsoft’s surface pro, Now we finally have details on the Pixelbook! Unlike past Chromebooks, The Pixelbook will come with a stylus that can be used for drawing, photo editing, and activate google assistant. This new laptop seems like a great choice alternative for people looking into a MacBook Air. It has a thin unibody and all day battery life. Chrome OS has gotten better over the years especially with the ability to run Android apps.
Google Pixel Buds
Its 2017, We don’t have flying cars yet but now we finally have real-time translation in earbuds. Google Pixel Buds are designed for high-quality audio and fit comfortably in your ear. Touching the right earbud will activate the Google Assistant and from there you will get a real time translation of up to 40 languages. You can also use Google Assistant to control your music and ask questions. You can expect to get at least 5 hours of listening time with one charge. Pixel Bud’s charging case holds multiple charges, so you can get up to 24 hours of listening time for when you’re on the go. You can pre-order them now for $159 but there is currently a waiting list so good luck.
Google Home Mini and Max
Same help, smaller size. Introducing the new Google Home Mini. pic.twitter.com/spyE3sS4UH
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) October 4, 2017
Now everyone in the house can have a Google Home in their room with Google Home Mini. This speaker has all the features of the first gen Google Home but in a size that can be put anywhere. How small is it? APartly it is the size of a donut. Google currently has a pop-up shop in New York to sell the Home Mini speaker…and donuts. Then there is the Google Home Max, This is for the ultimate music lover. It features Dual 4.5″ woofers for deep, balanced bass and Custom tweeters for crystal-clear highs. Just like Apple’s Homepod, The Home Max speaker can adjusts the sound based on the surroundings so that you’ll always get great sound no matter where you put it.You can pre-order yours now for $399.