As we tread closer to the holidays, so, too, do those coveted Black Friday Deals. Many stores, dealers, and manufacturers are getting a head start on discount prices. If you’re looking to get a low-cost smart home hub now, you’re in luck. The Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) is going for just $49.99 at multiple retailers.
Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen)
This 7-inch display is the second generation Nest Hub, doesn’t come with a camera, and you can mute the microphone at any time. The small footprint, lack of a lens, and ability to mute makes it perfect for your bedside table, as does its sleep-sensing tech that tracks your sleep quality.
The hub also allows you to set your gentle Sunrise alarm, control your lighting, and play meditations and other soothing sounds to help you fall asleep, making it the perfect companion for winding down and waking up.
As your home’s control center, you can view and control all your connected devices in one place with a tap or control hands-free with Google Assistant. Whether you need to lock the doors, turn up your thermostat for these cold winter months, turn on the lights, view the feed from your video doorbell, or control your cameras, the Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) is ready to serve.
The hub works with Nest speakers and other displays, and allows you to chat from room to room or broadcast messages from around the house. No more yelling from the bottom of the stairs when it’s time to leave for basketball practice.
Google Assistant is a big help when you need answers about the weather, the latest news, traffic, sports, and more. You can even use your Nest Hub (2nd Gen) to book reservations at your local restaurants.
The hub can also be used for entertainment purposes, such as watching TV shows, movies, and listening to music. It’s particularly useful in the kitchen, for watching YouTube cooking videos, and pulling up recipes online for easy viewing. If you already know your recipes⎯you can just use it to be entertained while you cook, then alert everyone in the house when dinner is ready using the hub and Nest speakers in your home. Pretty cool.
A Great Deal on an Awesome Smart Home Hub
The Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) is available at the Google Store, Target, Best Buy, and Walmart for the $49.99 Black Friday Deal, which is 50% off its normal price. The Google Store is the only place you can still get all four colors, with Best Buy having the second most selection.
While the Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) is not the newest smart home hub from Google Nest, it is solid. If you’re looking to invest in your first hub to dip your toes into smart home control, or desire an additional hub within your Google ecosystem, it is certainly one to consider⎯especially for so low a price.