Remember the other day when we got a look at the packaging for Google's upcoming Nest Audio? Well now we get to see what's inside.
The Nest Audio has gotten the unboxing treatment before its officially announced next week. A Reddit user says that they snagged the Nest Audio from Walmart for $99.99 and took several photos of the Nest Audio's box, instruction manual, and the smart speaker itself.
The instruction manual reveals that there are three touch panels near the top of the Nest Audio's face. You can tap the front-left corner to turn the volume down, tap the front-right corner to increase the volume, or tap the front-top section to play or pause audio.
Here's how the lucky Nest Audio owner describes the sound that the speaker puts out:
"Audio quality blows the original Google home out of the water by a very, very wide margin. Highs are super clear and crisp, lows are remarkably delicate and defined whereas heavy bass items seem to have definition rather than just heavy output. Seems competitive with my Sonos IKEA Speakers at lower volumes. [edit: I compared it closer with the Sonos, still think they sound a hint better but this may be a better value]"
The original Google Home is now four years old, so it's good to see Google prepping a replacement smart speaker with improved sound. Plus, this Nest Audio is looking like it'll launch for $30 less than the Google Home did, so this looks like it could be a good option for folks in the Google Assistant ecosystem who need a Google Home replacement.