If you’ve been thinking about getting a Google Home to be used in Malaysia, find out if it works here.
I was attracted by Google Home after watching the Google Home Super Bowl 2017 commercial a few days ago.
I always love to try new technology but as you know it’s always a challenge to get the latest gadgets in Malaysia.
This is also one of the reasons why I wanted to build my own startup AirShoppr as it will allow me to get anything from the US easily.
Google Home is essentially a preview of things to come. During Mike Walsh‘s (The Futurist) keynote speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Community in Kuala Lumpur last year, he mentioned that soon we will be moving away from screens and displays.
This concept is also known as Zero UI as explained by Danielle Lundquist:
Zero UI refers to a paradigm where our movements, voice, glances, and even thoughts can all cause systems to respond to us through our environment. At its extreme, Zero UI implies a screen-less, invisible user interface where natural gestures trigger interactions, as if the user was communicating to another person.
Anyway, a simple YouTube search returned with a relevant video by YouTube user CJ Paul.
He is based in Kuala Lumpur and did a 20-minute unboxing video of Google Home he purchased from America.
The first 10 minutes of the video was setting it up and the real action starts at around 9’34”:
CJ Paul’s caption of his video:
It turned out working well and I really like the speaker of Google Home. If not using as personal assistant, it can be used for music streaming device.
Things I played with included;
– Getting traffic info to Penang, Ikea Damansara, Ikea Cheras
– Opening hours of 1Utama Shopping Centre
– Travelling KLCC
– Local businesses search like Dominos Pizza, Mc Dolands, Starbucks and Japanese Restaurant in Publika.
– Currency exchange
He fully recommended to get a Google Home because it works very well in Malaysia.
The price tag is currently US$129.
p/s CJ Paul if you see this post – would you like to do a community demo at MaGIC? 🙂