Google Meet Series One is a family of products that includes two types of Google Meet hardware manufactured by Avocor — Desk 27 and Board 65.
Series One is also the label for multi-component meeting room kits made by vendors Lenovo, Logitech, and ASUS.
Desk 27 and Board 65 resulted from a collaboration between Avocor, Aruliden (design), and Google. The official release date is Q2 2022.
Avocor is headquartered near Portland, Oregon. The company specializes in interactive displays that make it easier for people to collaborate.
Aruliden, which Google hired to help with the design elements of the original Jamboard, was part of the Google Meet Series One collaboration.
Desk 27 and Board 65 received a 2022 Red Dot award for design innovation.
Google Meet Series One Desk 27
Desk 27 can be placed on an individual’s desktop or in a shared workspace such as a conference room.
The unit has an integrated camera, speaker, and microphone.
A user can start a Google Meet with a single touch. They can also begin a meeting with a voice command, such as, “Hey Google, start my meeting.”
There is a USB-C connector for connecting a laptop computer.
Desk 27 works with other laptop video apps such as Zoom and Teams.
The device has a tilting glass surface and a stylus for whiteboarding with the Google Meet Jamboard app.
Here is a promotional video.
Google Meet Series One Board 65
Board 65 is similar to Desk 27 but in a larger form factor.
Board 65 can be wall-mounted in small-to-medium size areas.
The board can also be mounted on an optional stand for mobility as a shared resource or for setting up meetings anywhere in an office.
Meeting participants can connect their laptops to Board 65 via a USB-C for power, device control, and content sharing.
Where to purchase
Google Meet Series One hardware plus the required software license can be ordered (or pre-ordered) online from Google reseller partners such as Gecko Technology Partners and Promevo.
You can also view the full tech specs on the reseller sites.