The Google Nest Hub (originally branded the Home Hub) remains a CNET-favorite smart screen, despite increasing competition from Amazon's Echo lineup. Controlled by voice and touch, it's a 7-inch display powered by Google Assistant. And here's an amazing deal on a pair of them: For a limited time, and while supplies last, QVC has a with promo code WELCOME. The code is good only for first-time customers, otherwise you'll pay $99.96 -- still a great price, as these originally sold for $149 apiece.
The Nest Hub does everything you'd expect from a smart display: guided recipes, song lyrics, appointment calendars and so on. It's all the same stuff your phone or tablet can do, but on something that's a permanent fixture in, say, your kitchen. Read CNET's to learn more.
There's no camera, though, 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 newer , but it's $230.
Meanwhile, there's the Echo Show 8, which is very Nest Hub-like and has a camera, but currently sells for $100. That same money can net you two smart screens -- and, as we all know, two screens are better than one.
Originally published earlier this year. Updated to reflect new availability.
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