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JBL’s Google Assistant-powered smart display, the Link View, is on sale for $ 80 on the eBay store of Harman Audio (JBL’s parent company). While its original price was $ 300, this smart display has been getting cheaper and cheaper since its debut in 2018. Black and white color variants are on sale and it comes with free standard shipping.
The JBL Link View smart display features an 8-inch touchscreen with a webcam built into the device. Although it has been on the market for several years, the weather has been kind with this smart display. And Reddit users pointed out that Link View recently received an update, which includes a new user interface.
For the price, JBL’s smart display seems like a great value that offers more features (and possibly better sound performance) than Google’s 7-inch Nest Hub. We haven’t tested it side-by-side with the 10in Nest Hub Max, but privacy-conscious people might appreciate that JBL’s device has a hardware camera shutter, which Google lacks.