Google Home Mini is an ultra-compact, small-sized speaker that can handle a lot of your smartphone’s functions using your voice. On a large scale, it is similar to Amazon Alexa or Siri.
The device is compatible with more than 5,000 smart home devices from more than 150 brands, taking you one step further to the smart home that we’re all dreaming of to some extent.
As a result, you can tell your Mini what you want to browse or stream, that you want to turn off the lights and turn on the fan, that you need more warmth, or even check if your door is locked.
For a great many, a Google Home Mini proves extremely useful when they’re on-the-go and need to save some time from taking care of a lot of stuff. Others say that this is Google (or technology) turning humans lazier.
Can I find any Google Home Mini deals this Black Friday?
Obviously, Google Mini sells on Google Store. But you can also find good deals on other online websites, such as the one included in this article, which offers you the gadget for less than $10.
Tech specs worth knowing before buying a Google Mini: it measures 1.65” (H) x 3.86” (diameter), it’s compatible with Android or iOS, offers clear all-surrounding sound via a 40mm driver, has 2 mics, and supports HE-AAC, LC-AAC, MP3, Vorbis, WAV (LPCM), Opus, FLAC audio formats.
Power on/power off and volume adjusting controls are on the sides of the device (activated by tapping).
On the other hand, the device communicates with you through the 4 LED lights on the upper side. There’s a long history of what the lights tell you, which you can consult in the user guide.
- 360 sound
- Partially made of recycled plastic
- Extremely portable
- Wide compatibility with smart devices and appliances
- Not waterproof
- Not AUX input
The device is comparably cheaper (even at regular price) with similar Google devices such as Nest or Nest Hub.
So, would you be interested in such a device? Tell us in the comments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Amazon has it’s own smart speaker, Echo, with Alexa built-in support. Google Mini sells on Google Store or third-party retailer websites.
Google Home Mini is a smart speaker that can help you control smart appliances, plugs and other similar device only by using voice commands.
Besides turning on/off various appliances, Google Home Mini can check if your front door is locked, or how much time is left until your washing machine finishes a program.