TL;DR: The powerful Google Home Max smart speaker is on sale in the PCMag Shop for $249.99. It’s normally $399.99, so you’ll save 17%.
It’s rare for a product to earn a Mashable’s Choice Award. It’s even more rare for a product to earn a Mashable’s Choice Award *and* a coveted Editor’s Choice Award from the good people over at PCMag (which is owned by Mashable’s publisher, Ziff Davis).
Yet somehow the Google Home Max pulled it off.
Nabbing an average score of just over 4/5 stars between the two sites, the Google Home Max is one of the few smart speakers on the market that doesn’t skimp on audio quality. Mashable’s Ray Wong was particularly impressed by its deep, thumping bass and loud volume, while Sascha Segan and Tim Gideon of PCMag were won over by its clarity and balance.
Want to see what all the hype’s about? Well, if you visit the PCMag Shop at some point within the next few days, you can snag a Google Home Max in one of two colors for just under $250 — that’s 17% off its suggested retail price of $299.99. (That’s even better than the prices at Walmart and Best Buy: It’s going for $269.99 at both stores.)
Featuring an acoustic fabric design that doesn’t muddy its sound, the Google Home Max is able to produce such great audio thanks to the custom tweeters and dual 4.5-inch woofers within its durable plastic shell. It also gets by with a little help from Smart Sound, a machine learning technology that allows the speaker to automatically adjust its equalizer settings for its environment and the content it’s playing.
The Google Home Max comes equipped with the Google Assistant, which means you can have it play music, check traffic, set reminders, make a hands-free call, and control other smart home devices using a simple “Hey Google” voice command.
Order yours today in chalk or charcoal for just $249.99 — a $50 savings.