Google has a cheaper, cuter version of the Home coming

Amazon Echo leads smart speaker market with 76% share

Amazon Echo leads smart speaker market with 76% share

There's also a new model for the Echo Dot (2nd generation), the Ninety7 DOX.

LOFT for Google Home is essentially a third-party metal Google Home base, being held in place by magnets like the regular Home bases and charging with the same Google Home power adapter.

According to the leaky details which have also revealed the Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2, and Google Pixelbook, all of which are pegged to arrive at a big Google event on October 4, the Google Home Mini will be priced at $49, making it a good deal more affordable than the full-size Google Home.

Amazon has the Echo Dot; a smaller, cheaper edition of its Amazon Echo smart speaker, so of course it's only reasonable that Google get in on the action with the Google Home speaker.

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The Dox is already the second battery base for the Amazon Echo line from the company but Loft is the first for Google Home. At the IFA 2017, we witnessed the first portable smart speaker with Google Assistant - Mobvoi TicHome Mini. It adds a battery to the speaker setup with 4 LEDs to display battery levels.

While you can do all sort of things with your Google Home like ask questions, set reminders, control your smart home or play music, the device still has to be plugged in while you do them.

LOFT for the Google Home provides a battery pack that let's you unplug and take Google anywhere you choose.

Ninety7 now has the LOFT and DOX as portable battery bases for two of the most popular smart speakers today. Both products are available for pre-order right now. With LOFT, Google Home can easily be used as a portable Bluetooth speaker. Shipping is expected to start in early October so don't delay to bag a bargain. Specificially, the Google Home Mini will be available in three colors: Chalk, Charcoal and Coral. If you're as interested as I am, hit the pre-order link below.

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