Removing the white outer packaging reveals this beautiful square box. This inner box for some reason reminds me of a obelisk.
Place a a faint white silhouette of the speaker on black and it will be so much better than the original packaging - imagine stacking a bunch of these babies up on display. Beautiful!
Open this box by pulling the cover from the top. This exposes the speaker, where it’s tug tight sitting on the base.
Here’s the Sony speaker in all it’s glory. The speaker is solidly constructed and well assembled. The base is made of plastic but everything else has a metallic feel when I run my fingers through. The Google Home feels and look very plastic.
The Sony wins big over Google Home in terms of build and finish quality.