Although Google has never described the specific sales figures for its individual smart speaker models, it is safe to assume that its solid second position in this thriving global market is not primarily due to high-end Home Max. This 2017-released bad boy is typically even more pricier than Apple's premium HomePod, with a huge $ 399, and unlike the Google Home Mini and even the much-newer Home Hub, the search giant's biggest and worst Google Assistant device has rarely been significantly discounted.
But today, March 21, Google is offering a $ 100 price reduction, which expires on March 30 at the company's official US e-store. The same selection is available across authorized third-party retailers nationwide, including Best Buy, B&H Photo Video, Target and Walmart, although no expiration date is mentioned elsewhere for this unprecedented agreement.
That's right, Google Home Max is cheaper than ever before, downloading "only" $ 299 in "Lime" and "Fun" paint jobs (read white and black). This seems to indicate that the powerful smart speaker doesn't sell like hotcakes, which wouldn't come as a surprise. It remains to be seen whether the massive discount also means Google is planning to announce some sort of sequel to the I / O developer conference in early May.
In a nutshell, this is high, sharp and powerful. But you have to decide for yourself whether it makes it worth three times the price of a non-Max Google Home.