<p class="heading_excerpt">The officially retired but still supported super-speaker is now super cheap.
Google is still selling off the last Google Home Max units, despite announcing that the retired smart speakers were out of stock. The US Google Store lists them as available for just $179, almost half the original selling price for Google's premium level home smart Hi-Fi system. Google Kicks Max Out of the Nest Though the Home Max was officially removed from retail a few weeks ago, US customers to the Google store can still buy the remaining stock. Only charcoal-colored units remain, and the speaker is selling for $120 cheaper than it's regular $299 asking price. Visitors to the Home Max page on the Google store are greeted with a banner advising buying two Nest Audio speakers instead - for the same price as the reduced Home Max. It also assures Home Max owners that support for the speaker will continue: If you already have a Google Home Max, you'll still receive ongoing feature support, software fixes, and critical security updates. If you had your eye on the Home Max but were waiting for a good sale price, don't wait any longer. This might be your last chance to get your hands on Google's AI-powered Hi-Fi monster. The Home Max is available for $179 from the Google Store. Uno Mas for the Home Max The Home Max was introduced in 2017, and while time moves quickly in smart home tech, it seems a little fast to be pushing a flagship product to the wayside. In reality, however, Nest Audio – Google's most recent smart speaker line – takes everything the Home Max does and adds a little more. When the new Nest Audio speaker was announced in September 2020, the audio upgrade provided by custom speaker drivers was one of the main talking points. A single Nest Audio speaker looked to give a good enough room-filling sound for most uses. Several audio-centric reviewers found the stereo sound provided by two linked Nest Audio speakers to news24nationificantly improve overall sound reproduction when compared to previous offerings. This is likely the main reason for killing off the Home Max now. Sure, the Home Max has all of the same brains as the newer models, but it can't compete in terms of hardware anymore. The low price seems like a great incentive to get one, as you'll receive support just like any other speaker, but the price just isn't low enough. When you can get two Nest Audio speakers for the same price as a Home Max, and get all the same features along with arguably better sound and true stereo, you'd need a good reason to buy the old speaker at this stage, Microsoft Still Really Wants You to Upgrade to Windows 10 <p class="">Even though the Windows 10 upgrade scheme expired in 2016, Microsoft is still giving people on older versions a free pass.</p> About The Author Ian Buckley (200 Articles Published) Ian Buckley is a freelance journalist, musician, performer and video producer living in Berlin, Germany. When he's not writing or on stage, he's tinkering with DIY electronics or code in the hope of becoming a mad scientist. More From Ian Buckley Subscribe To Our Newsletter Join our newsletter for tech tips, reviews, free ebooks, and exclusive deals! One More Step…! Please confirm your email address in the email we just sent you.