How to customize the appearance of Google Home
How to customize the appearance of Google Home
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How to customize the appearance of Google Home

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Out of the box, Google Home comes in one configuration. A chalky white top with a gray fabric base. Like Alexa, it might not fit in with your decor. If white and gray aren't your choice in colors, there are two easy ways you can customize the appearance of your Google Home speaker. While you can't configure colors of Google Home at the time of purchase Google did make the fabric base of the speaker removable. Official after market bases which comes in six colors and two different materials are available for purchase from the Google store. The fabric options come in mango, marine, and violet. All metal bases are available in carbon or black, cooper and snow. White. The fabric bases start at $20 with free shipping. While metal configurations will set you back $40 a piece. To install an after market base, first unplug the power adaptor from the speaker. Grab the base, and pull downward. Giving it a gentle twist will help the magnets release [MUSIC] A little bit easier. To install the after market base, line up the hull for the power adapter with the back of the speaker. Once you get it near the speaker, magnets should pull it into position. If changing the color of the base isn't quite enough, there is another option. You can purchase a third party skin to give the white top of the speaker a little more pizzazz. In addition to basic colors, popular smartphone skin producers slickwraps Offers vinyl skins for Google Home in various color selections, with carbon fiber, metal, wood, leather, glitz, stone, and hemp patterns. If none of these suit your style, there are plenty of other options online that will run you from $10 to $30. Some even come with skins for the power adapter, which is a nice added touch if it can't be hidden behind furniture. Instructions for applying skins on Google Home will vary. Just take your time and make sure to properly align the wrap before pressing it firmly into place. A skin will give you the opportunity to truly make your Google Home speaker yours. Although some white from the original color will ultimately show. The bigger problem however, is that the light ring on the top of the speaker will be completely covered. To side step this, you can enable sound cues in the Google Home app, under devices, settings, accessibility, and toggling on start of request and end of request. [MUSIC]. To take it one step further, try mixing a skin and a different color vase. This walnut skin and the carbon metal vase look really great together. [MUSIC].

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