For those who think of the features of the Google Home as a pointless excess when all they want is a regular speaker with an AI, Google has announced the chopped down Home Mini. In every way that really matters, it aims to take on the likes of Echo Dot from Amazon. The circular speaker has a fabric design that concentrates on Google voice assistant commands rather than a musical speaker. And, as you may envision, a lower cost to coordinate. At its price, it is more approachable than the standard Home.
Design and Features
You can grab the Mini in three colors: Chalk, Charcoal, and Coral. The appearance of the device resembles a fabric skinned skipping stone. It measures around four inches in diameter and has a height of about 1.5 inches. This makes it compact to be placed anywhere in the room. More than enjoying music, users can use it for a news update or a podcast. It is loud enough to be audible in a mid-sized room. There is also an option for playing music via Bluetooth stream. It is likewise equipped for hearing you in a medium-sized room. Google's wake word phrase for " OK Google" or "Hi Google" is very great. It can even recognize your voice while playing audio. The greatest disillusionment is the absence of audio jack which means you cannot rely upon it for controlling tunes. You have to depend on Chromecast Audio dongle for this. Along these lines, the Google Home is truly a unique kind of gadget, and Google is by all accounts envisioning this as a major aspect of a multi-room setup with this room speaker, while the bigger standard sized Home or Home Max targets the bigger spaced rooms. For the small price, this is a decent device that feels genuinely top notch, the sound isn't insanely boisterous however it is positively competent for some light tuning in and use of some of Google Assistant capabilities.
Controls and Charging
Even though the controls do not have any buttons, it is very simple to use. If you want to pause, you need to tap on top. For adjusting the volume, tap on the sides. Also on the rear, there is a switch for mute. There are 4 indicator lights placed under the fabric skin. You can charge the Home Mini using a Micro USB. It seems to be a cost-cutting approach to not include the USB-C port. There are tiny Easter Egg like anti-skid structures in the base with bright colors.