Frequent travelers are familiar with the last minute crunch of even the most meticulously planned trip. With changes in flight reservations, dinner cancelations and unexpected weather, no voyage can be perfectly orchestrated.
But the long awaited Google Home, powered by the Google Assistant, can help assuage at least some of those obstacles. The device serves as a voice-controlled helper to assist in daily tasks from setting timers to playing music on Spotify, to finding great beer in Wisconsin.
Google Home is designed to work best with Google’s new phone, the Pixel, though it is compatible with iPhones and Android phones. After downloading the Google Home app and powering up the device, it guides users through a simple set-up to begin using.
Released today for a retail price of $129, the Home has already made it onto Adobe’s list of gifts most likely to be top-sellers this season.
Beyond daily household tasks such as shopping lists and calendar reminders, Google Home can assist with all kinds of details involved in travel. In the time it took to clean my apartment, Google Home helped me prepare for a variety of situations I could encounter on the road.