Google’s next Pixels aren’t the only products expected to be introduced at its October 4 event that have leaked today. In fact, we’re also treated to images and a few details regarding the Google Home Mini and the Daydream View 2017.
The Google Home Mini is exactly what its name implies – a smart speaker that’s smaller than the Google Home that is turning one. It doesn’t have a battery, so you’ll need to keep it plugged in. Given its smaller size, expect the audio quality for music not to be in the same ballpark as what the full-size Home can provide.
Google Home Mini leaked renders
Then again, the Home Mini will only cost $49, and it will still come with the Google Assistant built-in. That’s a good value proposition undoubtedly. As you can see, the device will be launched in three colors: Chalk, Charcoal, and Coral. Because of how small it is, it’s unlikely that any part of it will be swappable (like the Google Home’s interchangeable bases). Four dots are there to give you feedback when you interact with the speaker, but these aren’t colored like those the full-size product employs.
Google will also unleash a revamped 2017 edition of its Daydream View VR headset. While the improved model looks quite similar to its predecessor, upon close inspection it does seem to be made from a more rugged, less soft material. Hopefully this will withstand sweat better.
Google Daydream View (2017) leaked renders
The bad news is that the new generation Daydream View will be priced at $99, which is $20 more than the first iteration. It will come in three color versions: Charcoal, Fog, and Coral.
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