Device Review

Google Home Hub

Introducing Google’s new Google Home Hub!  You can use your voice to get the best of Google—Search, YouTube, Google Photos, Calendar, Maps and more—right on Google Home Hub’s display. We got to have this on hand and experience it before it is available in the market, and here is what we’ve found. 

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The first thing to notice is the compact 7” design that fits in your room naturally with a varieties of colors (chalk, charcoal, aqua, and sand). The feature called “Ambient EQ” with a sensor above the screen adjust and tune the colors, brightness and tone of the display in accordance of the lighting of the environment so that the image on the display blends in with the room seamlessly. 

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This feature packed smart display works great as a photo display, and information search with voice control technology supported by a well functioning microphones and speaker. A new smart feature called Live Albums, which selects the best photos to show on screen is another thing to notice. Machine learning removes the duplicates, shots that are out of focus, and those that are over exposed. The two microphones either side of the Ambient EQ, which are designed to hear voices from a distance allows better voice control. Unlike other smart displays, this doesn’t have a camera so you don’t have to be worried about someone possibly is watching you all the time. However because of that, unfortunately you are not able to have a video calls with this display.

 Pros

  • Compact design and beautiful colors

  • No camera for privacy

  • High quality voice control and microphone

  • Compatibility with other smart home devices

Cons

  • Small screen for media consumption

  • No camera so No video call

Here is the best part, There are more than 5,000 devices that are compatible with Google Home Hub, many of them are already in your home. With Google Home Hub, you can control your devices from a single dashboard. For example, if you have a Nest security cameras or a Hello Doorbell, and when motion is detected at the door, Google Home Hub automatically switches the screen to the camera view and display “response” options for you to choose from. It is one stop smart home control! You can control lightings in your home, adjust the temperature on your Nest thermostat, lock the front door, monitor smart cameras, see who’s at the door with Nest Hello doorbell, and more. What more is there to ask for a smart display? 

*Further review will be updated as we dig more about it.