If you want to covert your home into a complete smart hub, with smart devices control just by your voice command, you can own a device named Google Nest Hub. This device was launched in the second half of 2018 by the Google company for its smart users. After Google Home, the Google company has come up with a new device – the Google Nest Hub audio out. The box of the device says – make your home your hub. The device comes with a detailed user manual guiding how to use the device. Although other Google Nest products are not available in India, Google India has launched this device in India. The device is priced at Rs. 9999. The device was launched at the same price in India. The packaging of the device contains all other details like manufacturing date, warranty period, etc.
- Basic features
The device comes with a smart touch screen display of 7 inches. The screen resolution of the device is 1024*600. As the device does not contain a battery, it comes with a power cable of 1.5mm which needs to be plugged into a wall outlet for use. A power adapter of 15 W is provided along with the device. The device has a width of 7.02 inches and is 4.65 inches in height with a depth of 2.65 inches. It comes in four different shades, i.e., chalk, sand, charcoal and aqua. To use this device, you have to connect the device with your smart phone and set it up with the Google Home app. Because of its wide screen, it is amazing to see a photo display and go through visual information.
- Audio Features
The device itself has a decent sound quality as the device comes with a full-range speaker. It comes with an add-on feature of shifting to any other audio device around you of your choice. While using the Google Nest Hub, you can connect your device with any other audio speaker device and take full enjoyment of it. An additional feature in this device is the volume control feature of different speakers, which is beneficial for people with multi-room audio setup. It supports the following audio formats – MP3, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, WAV (LPCM), Vorbis, Opus and FLAC. The device supports high-resolution streams of 24-bit or 96KHz. The device offers a crystal clear sound facility.
The device enables hand-free usage as it comes with a far-field voice recognition system. It contains two far-field microphones which make it easy for voice recognition. The Google Assistant facility with the help of this voice recognition feature follows your command. This far-field voice recognition helps you to command your device even from a distance. Along with voice recognition, it also comes with a voice matching technology. Moreover, the device has a button with which you can switch on or off the microphone of the device. This facility gives you the flexibility to use the device as per your requirement.
- Sensors Features
Apart from these audio qualities, it also has amazing sensor features. The device comes with ultrasound sensing and has features of capacitive touch control. It also comes with ambient EQ light sensors which help to adjust the screen brightness according to your living space. These sensors make the device easier and more comfortable to enjoy. The device also ensures your security as it does not come with a camera.
- Wireless Connections
The Google Nest Hub also supports wireless connections. It supports Bluetooth 5.0 and the profiles supported are AVRCP controller, AVRCP target, A2DP sink, A2DP source, GATT server and GAP. It also supports high-speed internet. A Wi-Fi connection with speed of 2.4 GHz to 5 GHz is preferable for good streaming performance. However, the device does not support WPA2-Enterprise.
Basically, the Google Nest Hub device is designed for smart home device controls. The device enables you to control all your smart home devices either by the screen or by voice command. Apart from this, you can also use this device for entertainment. You can run Netflix, YouTube and other applications on this device. The device can also be used for playing music as a speaker using different music applications.
Along with its amazing features, the device also has a great look. The device is designed in such a way that it easily blends in with your furniture. The fabric look given to the device makes it more of a part of furniture than just an electronic device. It is not so big yet not so small size makes it handy and classy. Along with the features of voice command and entertainment purpose, you can also use Google Nest Hub as a piece of art in your bed room or living room. Google Nest Hub can also be used as a photo frame, displaying all your sweet and old memories. It can also be used to take a backup of all your photos and videos. You can also use it as a table clock or an alarm clock and even a calendar.