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Google Nest Hub 2nd Gen $59.99 / Nest Hub Max $229.99

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[Costco] Google Nest Hub 2nd Gen $59.99 / Nest Hub Max $229.99

Google Nest Hub 2nd Gen
7" Screen hub

Sells for $89.99 on the Google store. $129.99 at other retailers

Google Nest Hub Max
10" screen hub with 6.5mp camera

Found at York Tech Drive Costco in Markham
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Dash wrote: I can't recall, but what are the differences between gen 1 and 2? Was it just better speakers and wave to sleep function?

Can you download play store apps on gen 2?
And an extra mic I believe
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Anyone see this in the West yet? Just saw them still at regular price last night.
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The $100 Max Hub was one the best deals I got through RFD :D
The $40 Nest Hub
and the $10 Nest minis..

I'll still upvote because such "deals" above happen in very rare occasions.
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aouniat wrote: The $100 Max Hub was one the best deals I got through RFD :D
The $40 Nest Hub
and the $10 Nest minis..

I'll still upvote because such "deals" above happen in very rare occasions.
Damn missed out on the Hub Max. I got the $40 deal but had to hunt around Staples and was very much YMMV.

This is a good deal for the nest hub though!
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Yeah I didn't actually think many RFDers would be interested in the Nest Hub Max at this price but it was right there so I figured I'd include it.
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aouniat wrote: The $100 Max Hub was one the best deals I got through RFD :D
The $40 Nest Hub
and the $10 Nest minis..

I'll still upvote because such "deals" above happen in very rare occasions.
Was the $40 hub gen 1 or 2?
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Don't understand the focus on someone's past deal, on the previous generation.
There must be a time machine out there that I don't know about.

E.g. "I got a previous generation for $20 and used a gift card to get it for $3."
(And that info is useful info to others looking into buying one now??)
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RxMills wrote: Don't understand the focus on someone's past deal, on the previous generation.
There must be a time machine out there that I don't know about.

E.g. "I got a previous generation for $20 and used a gift card to get it for $3."
(And that info is useful info to others looking into buying one now??)
If it's a price error might be irrelevant, but if it was a sale you can have a price point that you can check, that is why I respect people who give you the older sales prices.

I know it's inflation, not clearance or other excuses, but if you are not in rush you get an idea.
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Harpagon wrote: I respect people who give you the older sales prices.
My left side neighbour purchased their house 40 years ago for $180k. My right side neighbour just purchsed a very similar one for over $2M. The houses are very similar. There are 2 Mustangs on my street. One is an original purchase from the 60s for about $2k. Another one is a new model for about $80k. If we keep chasing someone's great historic deal, we may never buy anything more.

The majority of people in a product deal thread are interested in a good deal on a product that's getable now (or soon). The Expired Deals thread is a great source for historic deals. expired-offers-f110/
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Dash wrote: I can't recall, but what are the differences between gen 1 and 2? Was it just better speakers and wave to sleep function?

Can you download play store apps on gen 2?
No. It's a slow, crappy, laggy tablet stuck to a lump of plastic.

Don't buy it.


You have a somewhat usable web browser, it's a recent chromium of some kind so modern sites work. But it often crashes or you'll get stuck with whatever unexpected behavior you've just discovered, which forces you to exit the browser and reenter it, if the whole system UI didn't do that already for you.

Which makes you lose anything as the browser doesn't keep history, and it doesn't even support bookmarks, or a homepage. It really is just a glorified WebView, and a thoroughly very broken one. Don't buy it. And often you'll be in there and when you load a new page the touch input in the browser will suddenly die. There's nothing actually frozen, just the webview won't respond to your finger. You can send pages from the hub to your phone, but not the other way. You have to speak with your voice to ask it nicely to please open the god damn **** browser. Because there's no **** way to get a shortcut or anything. And you need to tell it to open google, as asking it to open a browser doesn't work. The built in keyboard is junk, and doesn't support accents at all.

Don't Buy It.

The sleep tracking is actually a paid feature, with like a 10$ monthly fee or something ridiculous like that, if they ever have the balls to charge people money for this piece of trash glorified paperweight. It really would make a great paperweight tho honestly.

They've added weight so that it "feels good". Too bad the software DOESN'T EVEN SUPPORT CUTTING THE CORNERS OFF OF EVERYTHING ON THE MAIN SCREEN PROPERLY SO EVERYTIME YOU SCROLL ALL THE STUPID ROUND CORNERS ARE JUST FLASHING!! Like have they even used this piece of trash or what? AND WHY IS IT SO GOD DAMN SLOW AND LAGGY ALL THE TIME‽ Like dude, you're literally idling, can I just scroll through the home page at a something higher than 15 FPS‽

Don't buy it.

Now you're gonna ask me: "but what about the speaker". Welllll, let's talk about the speaker. It doesn't sound that bad. It's actually reasonably good.

However, in most situations, the default EQ is way too bassy. That does depend on where you put it, but in any case, you should never find that bass is lacking. However, if you know, it's like late or something and you're trying to listen to anything with the volume on the low side, this is where the cheapness of this thing really comes thru.

It's actually the hissiest thing I've ever heard, especially something that's actually brand new and it's actually supposed to be used as a speaker. The amp does go to sleep if no audio is used which is good as there's no hissing when it's not supposed to.


Don't buy it.
Lush78 wrote:
And an extra mic I believe
Woah there man, what mic? I mean seriously, what mics‽ This thing can't even hear you from when you're in bed, nevermind when you're across the room. I think it's a problem with the Google assistant, as my lenovo smart clock essential has the same issue. You can turn up the ok google sensitivity, but all that does is wake it up, and then hearing absolutely nothing of what you said.

And saying ok google is really long, annoying and obnoxious.

I've never had any trouble having my echo understand me when i yell alexa from across the house. Actually, just buy an echo device.

But don't buy this. Buy nothing. It'll save you some space on your night stand.

Oh yeah, and I forgot to add this: the google assistant is absolutely worthless. Alexa is great tho. At least for me, if your experience is backwards then... congratulations.
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Harpagon wrote: If it's a price error might be irrelevant, but if it was a sale you can have a price point that you can check, that is why I respect people who give you the older sales prices.

I know it's inflation, not clearance or other excuses, but if you are not in rush you get an idea.
Agreed. I do appreciate these posts so thank you. If something 'looks' like a great deal and others can weigh in and help the potential buyer to realize that it's a tactic being used by the corporation to try and get you to buy something that's actually overpriced from the get-go (think Canadian Tire or Visions-type tactics), I would respect anyone who helps bring attention to that.
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dandu3 wrote: No. It's a slow, crappy, laggy tablet stuck to a lump of plastic.

Don't buy it.


You have a somewhat usable web browser, it's a recent chromium of some kind so modern sites work. But it often crashes or you'll get stuck with whatever unexpected behavior you've just discovered, which forces you to exit the browser and reenter it, if the whole system UI didn't do that already for you.

Which makes you lose anything as the browser doesn't keep history, and it doesn't even support bookmarks, or a homepage. It really is just a glorified WebView, and a thoroughly very broken one. Don't buy it. And often you'll be in there and when you load a new page the touch input in the browser will suddenly die. There's nothing actually frozen, just the webview won't respond to your finger. You can send pages from the hub to your phone, but not the other way. You have to speak with your voice to ask it nicely to please open the god damn **** browser. Because there's no **** way to get a shortcut or anything. And you need to tell it to open google, as asking it to open a browser doesn't work. The built in keyboard is junk, and doesn't support accents at all.

Don't Buy It.

The sleep tracking is actually a paid feature, with like a 10$ monthly fee or something ridiculous like that, if they ever have the balls to charge people money for this piece of trash glorified paperweight. It really would make a great paperweight tho honestly.

They've added weight so that it "feels good". Too bad the software DOESN'T EVEN SUPPORT CUTTING THE CORNERS OFF OF EVERYTHING ON THE MAIN SCREEN PROPERLY SO EVERYTIME YOU SCROLL ALL THE STUPID ROUND CORNERS ARE JUST FLASHING!! Like have they even used this piece of trash or what? AND WHY IS IT SO GOD DAMN SLOW AND LAGGY ALL THE TIME‽ Like dude, you're literally idling, can I just scroll through the home page at a something higher than 15 FPS‽

Don't buy it.

Now you're gonna ask me: "but what about the speaker". Welllll, let's talk about the speaker. It doesn't sound that bad. It's actually reasonably good.

However, in most situations, the default EQ is way too bassy. That does depend on where you put it, but in any case, you should never find that bass is lacking. However, if you know, it's like late or something and you're trying to listen to anything with the volume on the low side, this is where the cheapness of this thing really comes thru.

It's actually the hissiest thing I've ever heard, especially something that's actually brand new and it's actually supposed to be used as a speaker. The amp does go to sleep if no audio is used which is good as there's no hissing when it's not supposed to.


Don't buy it.



Woah there man, what mic? I mean seriously, what mics‽ This thing can't even hear you from when you're in bed, nevermind when you're across the room. I think it's a problem with the Google assistant, as my lenovo smart clock essential has the same issue. You can turn up the ok google sensitivity, but all that does is wake it up, and then hearing absolutely nothing of what you said.

And saying ok google is really long, annoying and obnoxious.

I've never had any trouble having my echo understand me when i yell alexa from across the house. Actually, just buy an echo device.

But don't buy this. Buy nothing. It'll save you some space on your night stand.

Oh yeah, and I forgot to add this: the google assistant is absolutely worthless. Alexa is great tho. At least for me, if your experience is backwards then... congratulations.
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I'm surprised how many people are keeping with Google Home devices. They get less and less useful with every update.

We switched to Alexa devices, and while I have reservations, they are at least functional. My last Google home device is my alarm clock (the 8" Lenovo device), and getting it to play a station from Tunein is almost impossible any more, as the thing just plays a random song from Youtube. The only way to get any value from these things is to have a lifetime-monthly subscription to youtube.

Another example of what a piece of shit these are is my old downstairs Google Home device. Same as the alarm, but it was almost exclusively used as a picture frame. As a joke, I thought I would set the picture frame to show only pictures containing my sister-in-law from our Google Photos (about 500 out of 70,000 photos). It took my wife a few weeks to notice, but finally she did. I tried to "undo" the limitation of showing only pictures with my sister-in-law in them, but unfortunately the setting was now gone with an update. MORE UNFORTUNATELY Google could not help me remove the setting, and now I am stuck with a device that will, FOREVER, only show pictures with my sister-in-law in them.

It sounds funny, but It's basically trashed a $120 device for us.
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RxMills wrote: My left side neighbour purchased their house 40 years ago for $180k. My right side neighbour just purchsed a very similar one for over $2M. The houses are very similar. There are 2 Mustangs on my street. One is an original purchase from the 60s for about $2k. Another one is a new model for about $80k. If we keep chasing someone's great historic deal, we may never buy anything more.

The majority of people in a product deal thread are interested in a good deal on a product that's getable now (or soon). The Expired Deals thread is a great source for historic deals. expired-offers-f110/
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Excellent product. Own several of them. Don't take my, or anyone else's personal review when you get check out the thousands of reviews on many sites (BestBuy, etc.). Take this product back 50 years and they'd be worth thousands each for all that's available to just a voice command. Great technology. YMMV based on your network setup, home usage, etc.

The newer version is slightly better than Gen 1, with slightly better mics, the ability to do hand gestures in front of the screen, and I think it has some minor sleep monitoring tech too. Search (Gen 1 vs Gen 2) for all the differences. https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/goog ... s-2nd-gen/

Google Canada will sell thousands at this price.

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