Google’s Home Mini, a smart speaker which is a smaller version of the Google Home Speaker has the same capabilities as its larger forerunner. The company launched the Home Mini device last year with a smaller price: $49.
The device is a voice-controlled speaker that can be used to control smart home gadgets, add different things to a shopping list, play music, create calendar appointments, or play video on a Chromecast-enabled screen.
Like Amazon’s Echo Dot, the Home Mini is a small and cheap enough. You can put it in any room of your house; you can cover your home with an always-listening voice-controlled computer.
If you already have a Google Home in your room and want to broaden its capabilities to other rooms, you can use Home Mini.
Google noted that the Home Mini is about the size of a “donut,” and it is much smaller and flatter than the air freshener-inspired Home, along with 4-inch diameter and curved sides. The device is little larger than the Echo Dot and comes in three colors- light gray, dark gray, and coral red
Usually, the Home Mini only wakes up the assistant after detecting “OK Google.” The Home Mini’s Google Assistant feature can also be activated through touch panel located on top of the device. But due to some bug issues Google disabled this feature.
The company stated, “We take user privacy very seriously. We’ve removed any activity/queries that were created by long pressing the top of a Google Home Mini between October 4 and October 7, when the software update was rolled out.” It’s not clear when Google will start this feature again.