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With all due respect for Apple and its pretty inspired sophomore smart speaker effort, we certainly wouldn’t be surprised if most people looking to build, improve, or upgrade their smart home this holiday season were interested in products from one of two other companies.
Technically, the retailer has obviously not kicked off its actual Black Friday 2021 sale yet, but if the Nest Audio, second-gen Nest Hub, Nest Hub Max, or second-gen Nest Mini get any deeper discounts “on or before” November 26, you are guaranteed to receive the difference.
That’s on par with how much Amazon’s latest “standard” Echo costs right now, mind you, and while the two products certainly don’t look similar on the outside, their features and capabilities are more or less the same.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to whether you prefer Alexa or Google Assistant to help you organize your day, play your favorite tunes, and control all your other smart home accessories.
The cheapest Echo Show, in case you’re wondering, comes with a way smaller display than the Nest Hub, while the third-gen 10-inch model rivaling the Nest Hub Max is a lot costlier… for the time being.