Google Home Mini overview: The model new Amazon Echo Dot rival costs £49

Google Home Mini review: The new Amazon Echo Dot rival costs £49


The model new Google Home Mini has been confirmed at £49 ($49). It’s now obtainable for pre-order by the Google Retailer and can probably be obtainable in retail retailers on 19 October. This small speaker takes intention on the Amazon Echo Dot.

So, what has Google launched us, and the best way does it look at to the Amazon Echo Dot?

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Google Home Mini overview: UK price and launch date

The model new Google Home Mini was launched on 4 October 2017 at $49 / £49. It’s obtainable for pre-order from the Google Retailer and can probably be obtainable by retailers on 19 October.
It’s obtainable within the an identical six worldwide places as its sibling and will be obtainable inside the newly launched nation, Japan – taking the tally as a lot as seven.

At this price, it straight competes with the Amazon Echo Dot that costs $50 / £50 inside the US and UK respectively. It’s obtainable in three homely colours: chalk, charcoal and coral.


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Google Home Mini key specs

  • Speaker: 40mm driver
  • Compatibility: iOS & Android
  • Smart compatibility: Chromecast, Nest, Philips Hue
  • Connectivity: 2.4GHz & 5GHz WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, Chromcast and Chromecast Audio
  • Power: 5V, 1.8A
  • Shade: Chalk, Charcoal and Coral
  • Dimensions: 98 x 98 x 42mm
  • Weight: 173g
  • Worth: £49 / $49
  • Assure: 1 12 months

Google Home Mini overview: Is it worth it?

Google Home competes straight with Amazon Echo, nonetheless there wasn’t one thing to match to the Echo Dot: Amazon’s dinky little plug-in to make your current sound system smart. Until now. Google took the hint and made a mini mannequin of the Google Home, the Home Mini.

The small 40mm speaker wirelessly connects to your smart residence items and with Google Assistant built-in, provides you with an assistant at-hand. The Home Mini has only a few ideas up its small sleeves. You’ll work along with it, by merely touching its ground, this prompts the speaker and with a simple contact on each side of it, permits you to administration its amount. 

4 white LEDs are neatly under the speaker’s entrance mesh. That’s used to level its amount stage and to see when the speaker is activated. A mute button is positioned on the side and a microUSB for power – you’ll have to connect it to a mains socket to make it work. 

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Voice Match is a attribute that was showcased on the Google Event, this allows you to talk on to the speaker and administration smart residence house gear, set duties and set events on Google calendar.


The small speaker is correctly designed, seems to be like good and going by the frequent Google Home system, the Home Mini is a inexpensive numerous, which makes use of Google Assistant.

Once you’re looking out for a smaller, additional cheap smart assistant that makes use of Google’s service, then the model new Home Mini is worth every penny. Larger nonetheless, should you’re planning on purchasing for a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL from the Google Retailer, the Home Mini comes free with every qualifying purchase made between 4 October 2017 and 31 December 2017.

We’re wanting forward to receiving it for overview, to match it with the Amazon Echo Dot and to see if it affords the an identical voice recognition as a result of the frequent speaker.

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