The competition for smart displays generally boils down to two top contenders. While Amazon debuted both smart speakers and smart displays first, Google has always responded rapidly with competitive products. These days, most people will save time by starting their search for the latest smart home display by comparing the Amazon Echo
Show 10 vs. the Google Nest
Echo Show 10 Vs. Google Nest Hub Max
In order to compare these two products, consider some highlights of the differences between them.
Amazon Echo Show 10
the new Amazon Echo Show 10 as both innovative and in some ways, sort of creepy. That is, the screen can pivot around for visibility when walking around. That capability can prove very handy in a kitchen or workroom; however, the reviewer did get the odd sense that it was following him around. Of course, sensitive users can choose to disable this function if they want to.
The device has the highest resolution of all smart display screens, which makes it great for video chatting, reading a recipe, or even monitoring a security camera. Expect to find the Amazon Echo Show 10 retailing for about $250.
Google Nest Hub Max
At about $229, Google’s device costs slightly less than Amazon’s. The Google Next Hub Max also comes with a high-quality display. It even has a sensor to measure ambient light and the ability to adjust its own display to work best under the lighting conditions in the room. This makes watching videos on the device a pleasure.
While the Google product can’t pivot, it does adjust its camera to keep the user’s face in focus during video calls. Still, the Nest Hub Max does offer one potentially spooky feature. It has the built-in technology to recognize faces, so each user will see customized content suggestions without having to log in with their own ID. It might not follow users around the room; however, it can definitely follow the choices they make when using the device.
How Popular Are Smart Home Services?
These smart devices have grown increasingly popular with people of all ages. According to Policy Advice
, almost half of all American Millennials keep at least one smart device at home. Of these, voice assistants rank first in popularity, though millions of U.S. houses also already have smart thermostats installed. Over eight million U.S. Baby Boomers own a smart speaker (and that figure represents a spike of about 25 percent since the previous year).
Among smart service providers, Amazon ranks first with about 30 percent of the market. For just smart speakers, Amazon Echo has 70 percent of the market share. Amazon’s closest competitor, Google, comes in second. Some reasons people invest in smart devices include saving time and money. As example, some smart devices can help reduce energy costs and even earn discounts on insurance bills.
Do Smart Home Displays Need an Extended Warranty?
These days, manufacturers build smart home displays with the same variety of mechanical and electronic parts they might include in high-tech computers, cameras, and tablets. At the same time, smart system owners tend to find these displays so convenient that they begin to rely upon them for entertainment, information, security, controlling other devices, and much more.
When something goes wrong, the price of repairs may sometimes exceed the original purchase price. Plus it’s not always easy to find qualified repair technicians around for the latest products. For just a few cents per month, an Upsie smart display home warranty offers peace of mind. With access to live reps, 24-7 claims service, and a choice between local or postage-paid mail service, Upsie customers know they can get quick, qualified assistance as soon as they need it.
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