So, the Google Home is finally shipping! I don’t have one myself, but I’ve gotten a chance to check out several review videos. My question is, what are your thoughts of the Google Home?
Personally, I like it, but I think it’s too expensive. I always thought the Amazon Echo was overpriced, and I think the Google Home is overpriced as well. I’d be willing to spend $50 on an Echo Dot, but not $130 on a Google Home. In addition, it’s lacking a lot of basic features (such as creating reminders and working with common smart products, like LIFX). I know that will be fixed with software updates, though.
What do you think of Google Home? Would you buy it?
fairly cool but the functionality is pretty similar to that of google now on android. Also its not currently available in the UK
I’ll wait for version 3. Not enough functionality just now. I get the pull though. We were the same with Alexa; knew we wanted one but couldn’t figure out why.
TBH with Android Wear on my wrist for when my hands are wet/dirty it does what I need with me all places all the time and AW is already fairly expensive (I paid $169 for a Sony Smartwatch 3 about 18 months ago).
I think Google as a company is shifting from cool stuff for really good prices into a company getting somewhat greedy. I stopped buying their phones 2 years ago and shifted to OnePlus, I got their Chromecast for $35.
I never bought Apple after an iPod like about a decade ago - they lost the price plot. Google may be going the same way.
Their highly priced products now… I think I’m not buying anything.
I’m even having to get really retro, having to avoid their newest products as they are seeking to lock me into more $$$. Example is the arms race of Android M vs N with Xposed being made harder so blocking ads is harder and now customized apks to make up for lack of xposed. This is Google just trying to extract ever more $ from me.
Tech is one thing, but it has to have a value worth it. The planet only makes some Appletards and I lack that gullible gene.