Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Chris Freitas, who writes:
I wanted to let you know that Google has been doing a sale on some of their devices.
The Google Home Mini is on sale for $25 right now. Also the Google Nest Hub, basically a tablet slab on a speaker, is also on sale too for $79. It has much of the same functionality as the Mini but you can also cast video to it.
The link to the Nest Hub is https://store.google.com/product/google_nest_hub. The link to the Home Mini https://store.google.com/product/google_home_mini. You can also find this sale thru many retailers like Target, Best Buy, Walmart, and Home Depot.
I impulse bought the Nest Hub and it is a pretty awesome tool in the kitchen/living room of my apartment. I am going to put it thru some tests but it works well with streaming media.
Thanks for the tip, Chris!
So I’ll confess that I, too, just grabbed one of the Nest Hub devices. Your photo sold it, with the image of AWR Wavescan! (Enabler!)
I like the idea of a touch screen device that can also accept voice commands. That might make for a very usable and adaptable WiFi radio.
Of course, there’s the creepiness factor of any voice command personal assistant devices, but then again any smart phone has all of the same functionality.
I’ll certainly post a short review noting how well the Nest Hub might perform as an Internet/WiFi radio device.
Anyone else using the Nest Hub as a WiFi radio? Please comment!