Google is, according to reports, preparing to launch the Google Home Mini, a cut-down version of its Google Home voice assistant in a move that would pit the new device against Amazon's Echo Dot.
Android Police reports that Google is planning to launch a number of new devices soon, including two versions of the Pixel 2, a Pixel branded Chromebook (which is expected to be enabled for Android apps) and the aforementioned Google Home Mini.
The Home Mini is likely to be much as the Dot is to its elder sibling, but should make an all-Google voice system more affordable.
More details about the laptop, if indeed that's what it is (we'd have thought a convertible is more likely) are scarce, but this is said to be a Chrome OS machine - not the mythical "Andromeda" hybrid OS that we've heard about in the past.
However, only the Pixel 2 is likely to make it to the UK in October, the traditional launch window for Google hardware.
The UK tends to get new devices from Google between six months to a year later - the Google Home was released in the UK only a few months ago.
That said, Amazon's Alexa ecosystem is a long way ahead in the home market and given Google's potential to really take a swing at that lead (something that neither Apple's Siri nor Microsoft's Cortana seems likely to do) they may decide to do something more global, much sooner.
It is understood that Apple plans to dive in with a device for its HomeKit range alongside the iPhone 8, whilst Microsoft is planning to utilise the huge market share it has in existing form factors to create a Cortana-powered home environment.
Apple has published research detailing a new self-driving car approach
Apple has reportedly bought VR specialist Vrvana for $30 million
Today's Budget will have a huge impact on technology
Samsung has unveiled plans to launch a new AI research centre.