A few weeks back I made the joke that if this trend continues, the Google Home Hub (which was recently renamed the Nest Hub) will soon be free.
Well, the trend has continued, because yet another price drop: For a limited time, and while supplies last, MassGenie has the Google Home Hub for $62.99 when you sign into your MassGenie account and click the orange Power Deal button.
The Home Hub originally sold for $149, but it recently dropped to $129. Even before that, it started showing up for around $80, and every couple weeks it seems to drop another a buck or two. I keep thinking it can't possibly go any lower, but here we are.
The Home Hub takes the Google Home smart speaker and adds a 7-inch touchscreen. That opens the door to things like guided recipes, song lyrics, appointment calendars and so on -- all the same stuff your phone or tablet can do, but on something that's a permanent fixture in, say, your kitchen.
There's no camera, so you can't use it for video calling the way you can anor . (Some people might find that preferable, though, in light of recent privacy concerns.) Google does offer a smart assistant with a camera, the new , but it's $230.
Read CNET's Best Buy, it has an impressive 4.6-star review average from over 2,300 buyers.to learn more. Verdict: Top marks, even if the audio quality doesn't quite rival some screenless smart speakers. Likewise, over at
At $150, this might have seemed a little extravagant. But at $63? Awfully tempting. (Of course, I'm also tempted to see if it can drop any lower.)
Originally published March 29.
Update, June 14: Updated with new deal at a lower price.
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