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Google Nest Hub 2nd Gen Smart Home Display $71.10 + Shipping / $0 CC @ JB Hi-Fi

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This can be further reduced if Gift card purchased using the deal https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/669505 with 15% off
Per calculation, the price came down $60.435.

Hope those missed the previous Black Friday Deals, find this useful.

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  • You can't buy $70 GC can you?

    • You can get a $50 and $20.

      Mac Bank allows you to buy a custom amount but it's only 3% off.

      • +1

        My local Coles only had $50 Ultimate cards (and that took them a long time to find).
        So my final price was $63.

  • Why it's so cheap…

    • -2

      Its not really useful unless you don't have a smart home

      • +11

        Unless you have a smart home*. Double negatives

        • +5

          Thanks clippy

        • Maybe talking about the IQ of people in the home

      • +13

        On the contrary, ours is constantly playing either the radio, or Spotify in the kitchen (account needed for Spotify), we sometimes put Disney+ up on high chair while we cook and keep baby nearby and entertained, it brings a lot of additional life into our home. Finds our phones when they're lost, replaces our analog clocks, AND proves that sometimes, I know what I'm talking about when I can "Hey google, prove my wife wrong with internet facts".
        We love it, for this price, a steal!

        • +3

          yeah i get you there, its got a good list of use. The thing is I tend to minimise the amount of screen time kids get. If i switch this on they will just keep looking at it non stop.

        • +1

          Almost the exact same use, minus the baby. Also checking the weather

      • If it can be used as a side small monitor, it will be super useful.

      • i have a relatively "smart" home and its great. I purchased a second one for my parents who have it in the kitchen..their home is far from smart. I started a shared album on Google Photos and regularly update with new photos of our 2 little kids and they are absolutely wrapped. They also use it to check weather and I use google calendar so family events pop up on that screen as an alert without them needing to lift a finger…so with that i'd say it's plenty useful.

      • This comment isn't not really useful

    • +6

      Smart devices like this are cheap because they are the technology equivalent of a 'gateway drug'. Google and Amazon hawk them for cheap because they are a device that brings you into an ecosystem; people who have one of these, and who end up finding them useful tend to buy more connected devices from the same brand to maintain compatibility across them, and to not have to manage multiple smart home systems when they eventually gather more devices.

      Note also that the bones of this device are a couple of years old at this point (Oct 2018 I believe).

      All of that said, I love my google devices. They're not perfect, there's a lot of room for improvement, but I think that having even a small screen one like this in the kitchen gives a lot of help day to day with minor tasks like playing a song, setting cooking timers, controlling smart home devices like light bulbs and switches, asking when trading hours for a store are, checking weather for the next few days (or hour by hour), executing routines (your imagination is kinda the limit)

      • I'm just surprised they haven't gone whole hog on this one and added a camera.

  • How can I apply the code and use the GC in-store at the same time?

  • +1

    Thanks OP! Saved my bacon, as I would've bought in store for 79 today if I had not seen this post.

  • +2

    btw, for anyone with Telstra Points, can grab one for 25,000 points (was 50,000)

    • Thank you! I got one through Telstra points.

  • +5

    The Black Friday deals were around $59. Surprisingly laggy for a newer device when swiping to the menus

  • Thanks Op. One gift sorted.

  • Anybody have one of these and can comment on using it as a 24/7 digital clock?

    Trying to find a basic alarm clock with large display for elderlies - viewable at night with auto-dimming etc.

      • Thanks, had a look at both links but no mentions on the 24/7 screen of just a large digital clock

        Essentially, I just want a permanent screen of HH:MM AM/PM that spans the entire device's screen as the device itself is quite small.

        Nothing fancy, and the ability to slightly dim the screen at night so it doesn't light up the entire room unlike the cheap LED clocks off eBay.

        • +1

          Yeah, it can do that. There's an option in the 'Photo Frame' Settings to just choose 'Full screen clock' and choose a clock face.

          • @NigelTufnel: if you enable that setting does that mean the photos would no longer appear now?

            also can you schedule when the clock appears all the time
            so that photos can appear during waking hours?

            is there any way to show random pics (e.g. landscaping photos and quotes from wallpaper websites) instead of your own google photos as photo frame?

            • +1

              @pinkybrain:

              if you enable that setting does that mean the photos would no longer appear now?

              I believe so, you can't have both selected. Mine is set to Photos, so I can still get to a full screen clock, but it's not the default.

              also can you schedule when the clock appears all the time
              so that photos can appear during waking hours?

              By default it shows the clock during low light (Dark or Dim). So at night when the lights go off mine automatically shows the clock.

              is there any way to show random pics (e.g. landscaping photos and quotes from wallpaper websites) instead of your own google photos as photo frame?

              There's an 'Art gallery' option where you get 'Featured photos' and what not. Basically wallpapers, but curated by Google. I don't think there's any quotes there though. And you can't point anywhere specific.
              You could make an album on google photos with wallpapers and quotes you want and just have that album displayed though I guess.

              • @NigelTufnel: oic.. thanks for the info

                i think there use let option show facebook and flickr as well but they killed the feature..
                https://9to5google.com/2021/02/25/nest-hub-photo-frame-faceb...

                if you set it to show photos
                does it also show the clock and date in the photos?

                how do you show the full time clock when photos is enabled?

                Also do you think this is worth getting or save a bit and go for the hub max?

                Does the hub max show more stats on screen at once e.g. weather + news and other stuff
                vs this one which will have less info on screen due to the smaller size and you need to swipe to show more stuff e.g. weather?

                What is the default stuff does the hub show on screen when you touch the display?

                If you make google duo call or pick up a duo video call on the home hub, does it show video face of the other person on the phone (since there phone has a camera) while this one does not.. or it is always audio only regardless if you are calling or the other person makes a video call to you?

                Can you view your security camera on this or only works with the nest doorbell?

                • @pinkybrain: That's a lot of questions. Not sure I can answer them all. I predominantly use mine to show my home assistant dashboards for home control, add stuff to my shopping list and watch youtube/play music.

                  if you set it to show photos does it also show the clock and date in the photos?

                  Yep. Well, time and weather.

                  how do you show the full time clock when photos is enabled?

                  Swipe right.

                  Does the hub max show more stats on screen at once e.g. weather + news and other stuff

                  No, just a bigger screen…

                  What is the default stuff does the hub show on screen when you touch the display?

                  You get to things like news and weather. then swipe to get to Home control, media

                  If you make google duo call…

                  Never made one.

                  Can you view your security camera on this on with the nest doorbell?

                  I believe so. Don't have one though. I can see my security cameras through my Home Assistant dashboard.

          • @NigelTufnel: Perfect thanks mate!

  • Use as digital photo frame and bedside YouTube player.

  • i found out google home has better sound quality than this. but good to have a screen there.

    • Google home is the app/ecosystem, do you mean google nest hub max?

      • probably meant one of the audio only speakers e.g. nest/home mini

        • bingo

      • it is called google home (maybe - smart speaker )

  • +3

    Even used solely as a digital photo frame it's pretty good value. Fyi if you have amex, you can get off telstra store for $74.50 with 20% discount. Works out to be just under $60

    • Do you have a link for that

        • How do you get the amex

    • what app do u use as digital photo frame ? Our stuff isn't on the cloud

      • Google photos, but that’s on the cloud.you can curate albums on there and tell nest hub what ones to show

  • I will wait for boxing day sale

  • Can you setup fortnightly reoccurring alarms with this?

    • Yes you can just say "Hey Google set fortnightly alarm for blah blah blah" that's as easy as it gets

  • Hi all, great info on nest hub on this thread. Has anyone managed to use nest hub to control smart blinds via touch screen ( not audio comnand) ? Looking to buy one but never managed to find example of one controlling blinds. I know it can control lights , switches etc.

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