Google Home Mini - Chalk
Small, simple, and powerful. Say hello to Google Home Mini. This helpful voice-activated smart home speaker is powered by Google Assistant, giving you hands-free control of your smart home, including Nest, Philips Hue, Belkin, and WeMo devices. Ask the Mini questions, tell it do things, and get answers from Google using only your voice.
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- Your personal assistant in a box: Your very own voice-enabled PA helps you stay organized and keeps you up to date about your schedule, commute, flight information, grocery shopping, and much more
- Google knows: Google Home Mini is a calculator, dictionary, and translator all in one, and provides real time answers on the latest weather, traffic, finance, sports, and much more
- State-of-the-art voice technology: Google Home Mini can hear your voice from afar with its far-field microphones, and can distinguish between users to serve multiple family members
- The heart of your smart home: Google Home Mini is compatible with Nest, IFTTT, Philips Hue lighting, Belkin, and WeMo
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- Very useful more than I thought it would be.by Patrick Clark
from Surrey, BC on November 4, 2018
The Google mini and it's bigger brother the Google home are surprisingly useful. I originally purchased them as I was curious about their usefulness for those with physical disabilities but who could speak clearly. My personal disability Is cerebal palsy. . Currently I have five smart lights and a smart TV under their control. I soon plan to have at least one set of smart blinds connected to them as well. I know the technology is still evolving. It is quite liberating to be able to do simple everyday tasks with just your voice. It is good enough that the entire group home I am living in is considering implementing Google home in a few of their other Apartments. Additionally Google home and the Google mini are a lot of fun! All of the smart devices are in a continuous state of evolving and being updated. This technology is very promising. Highly recommend the Google mini. The sound quality for its size is also surprisingly good.
- Limited functionalityby J S
from Winnipeg, MB on September 5, 2018
Great product but not on it's own. You need to have paid subscription for music and it does't support apple music. It's also not apple devices friendly. For home lights, thermostat and other voice command functions you will need to purchase hardware and they are not cheap currently. Does't have GM key fob functionality like Alexa. Unless you are willing to switch to google products or already are using them it has very limited functionality.
- Terrible experienceby Eric
from Beaconsfield, QC on July 7, 2018
Product would not update and google service was not able to help. Best Buy was great took back the return without a hassle.
- Garbageby Lee
from Toronto, ON on June 22, 2018
I returned it as it's so slow compared to Alexa. Anything you ask Alexa she answers with maybe 1 second or less delay. Google Home is more like 2-3 seconds every single time. Alexa also is more useful in that she only responds saying Okay, such as "Turn on the kitchen light." Google Home never shuts up, it's "Okay, turning on the kitchen light for you, here you go!" Or if she misunderstands you "Sorry I don't know how to help with that yet, but I'm always learning." OMG like shut UP so I can repeat myself!
- Me and a friendby Fab
from Etobicoke, ON on June 8, 2018
I received a Google Home Mini as a gift (something I never saw myself buying) and I love it. Works seamlessly with my phone, chromecasts and Lifx smart lights. My best friend's kids had so much fun with it, I ended up buying one as a gift for his family. And Best Buy always ships super quickly. Can't recommend this enough.
- Easy and funnyby Sophie
from Montréal, QC on May 24, 2018
i have buy this little google home and i am very happy about it. Easy to setup and require to pay for music but thats a good feature to have.
- Very Usefulby LR
from Uxbridge, ON on May 17, 2018
Bought this device after relative raved about it. Light and easy to set up. Was somewhat confused about setting volume but eventually reduced it. Changeable components include volume, temperature C to F, voice recognition. Interesting device with many tasks. No jack though, which I find strange.Other than that, you just plug in, download app and make minor changes. Very simple.
- avoid - will crash your wifi regularlyby JaySan
from Edmonton, AB on February 21, 2018
Got this last December - crashes my 2.4G wifi network weekly even after the Jan18 Google fix. Had no Wifi issues before the mini came. I've disconnected my mini and shelved it - my wifi is good now.
- Il y a beaucoup de lacunesby Daniella
from Longueuil, QC on December 27, 2017
Premièrement, il ne comprend pas tellement de requêtes que c'en est fatiguant. L'application pour les actualités tombe carrément sur les nerfs, avec des sons soudains en plein milieu et les phrases qui finissent brusquement sans avoir terminé et passe à autre chose??? Si on lui demande une simple multiplication, il comprend une fois sur deux. Nous lui avons demandé deux fois un numéro de téléphone et les deux fois la voix disait 1945 et c'était 1145 le bon numéro, alors la prononciation laisse à désirer quelquefois. pour le Netflix, oui ça fonctionne, mais en lançant Netflix de cette façon, on ne peut plus utiliser la télécommande et on doit s'en tenir uniquement aux commandes vocales, qui sont pratiquement inutilisables si le son de la télé est un peu fort. Pas moyen de spécifier une saison si on lance une série, alors ça démarre du début. On peut dire ''épisode suivant'' mais si ont était rendu à la saison 3 épisode 10, ça fait beaucoup de ''OK google''... Même chose pour Youtube, c'est pas vraiment possible de spécifier quelque chose de précis, on peut dire Ok google lance des videos de chats sur youtube, mais si je demande ok google, lance la vidéo ''sun circle ah nee mah'' sur youtube, il me met des vidéos d'animaux...ok...pas cool. Une fois la vidéo terminée, pas moyen d'utiliser la télécommande pour entrer du texte plus précis pour la recherche. Et pour la musique, j'ai jamais réussi à lui faire lire des videos de Georges Zamphir...il me mettait de la musique de VAMPIRE!!! Bon, en conclusion, c'est loin d'être au point..une chance que c'était pas trop cher...il ne va pas servir beaucoup..
- Fantastic!by Kayla
from Halifax NS on December 27, 2017
I love my new Google Home Mini. I like it so much I bought a regular size for my living room and am keeping my mini for my room! Opened it and started playing with it while I was with my 71 year old Grandmother and at first she thought it was just a way for people to be lazy, but the more she saw it could do, the more impressed she was! Ended up getting me to pick one up for her because she doesn't need to techie at all, she can just speak and the mini helps her out with setting timers, alarms, remembering where things are, and finding her cell phone. It's a fantastic tool for anyone, any age group, any technology level! I love the entire line! My home will slowly be switching to more and more smart tech!
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