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Google Nest Audio is on sale for $80 (save 20%)

The much-improved smart speaker is $20 off and available in all five colors.

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Nest Audio keeps the signature dot display of other Google smart speakers.

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In CNET's review of the Google Nest Audio, Molly Price dubbed the new smart speaker "an improvement in every way." The Nest Audio falls between the Nest Mini and Home Max in the Google hierarchy. It's usually priced at $100, which is what it's selling for everywhere, including Walmart and the Google Store, but right now, you can save $20 and get the better looking, better sounding Google Nest Audio for $80 at Best Buy.

The new Nest Audio stands about 7 inches tall and, as is the fashion these days, comes fabric-wrapped in any of five colors (chalk, charcoal, sand, sky and sage). There's a privacy button that mutes the microphone, and it can connect with other devices via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It sounds better than the Google Home it replaced not long ago, equipped with a 19mm tweeter and large 75mm mid-woofer. 

Overall, it's a noticeable improvement and a good value at $80.

Watch this: Nest Audio review: Google's new $100 smart speaker

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