Google Home Mini - Charcoal
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.
- More Information
- 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
- Details & Specs
- awsomeby chandi
from London, ON on November 22, 2018
- I like it!by gb
from St Johns, NL on October 31, 2018
I got this Google Home Mini at a special price because I also purchased an eligible item. It is well made and is relatively easy to set up. I was hoping to control my electronic smartlocks on my doors which are currently controlled via my Smartthings Hub. It does control everything my Smartthings Hub controls except the door locks. I thought I set it up wrong but after some research I discovered that the Google Home Mini will not control your door locks by design. This is because someone could shout in an open window "OK Google unlock doors" and then they can gain access. Or a crook can break a window and shout the same thing. This makes sense. There are work arounds whereby you can get it to work with door locks but if you do this I recommend that you only enable the door lock command and not the door unlock command for the previous stated reasons. It does control my Nest thermostat and lights by voice so its a keeper.
- Great sound, we bought a second one!by Phil B
from Sooke, BC on September 23, 2018
It has been wonderful learning all the things Google mini can do for us - quickly ask for a recipe measurement conversion, add items to our shopping list and sharing it, what time the next bus comes, figuring out what to wear by asking for the temperature, how windy it'll be, if it's going to rain and at what time, anything you can ask google without booting up your computer and typing it in. And still so much more... asking for relaxing music or sounds of nature to fall asleep to is our lastest discovery And I appreciate the support from Google... when they added background sounds to transit questions which we found distracting, a quick chat got our comments on for the next release. The device is small, unobtrusive as far as decor, cute actually, and has surprisingly good sound.
- Fun, and handy.by MP.
from Winnipeg, MB on August 17, 2018
Paired this up with some Philips Hue bulbs, works awesome. I have a 900 square foot place with a pretty open concept, this device picks up my voice from everywhere. You can setup routines. One I setup, as an example, when I wake up I say; "hey Google, I'm up." All of my lights come on at 50%, it tells me the time, weather, my reminders, and plays the news. When I leave, I say; "hey Google, I'm out," and it turns off all of the lights. I say "sexy time," and it dims the lights to 33%, and starts a romantic playlist on Spotify. :) This model has all of the same functions of it's bigger brothers, the primary difference being sound quality. In my place it sounds ok, but anything at max volume with any kind of bass, will distort. But general sound is good, and I typically run it at about 75% volume. If you have a Bluetooth speaker, or sound bar, it is possible to pair them to improve your sound. Add a Chromecast, and the experience is even better.
- Not so smart..by Mike
from Erinsville, ON on July 17, 2018
It's great if you just want it answer questions but I have not been able to get the Mini to control any WEMO or other peripheral. It just keeps saying "an error occurred". No direction, no sense. You can't talk to a real person to get help you need to write to a forum and spend days waiting for a reply. It did connect to my Sonoffs but them wouldn't control them. To me as a home control device it fails miserably. Amazon Echo is so much easier and works far better. I returned the Mini...
- super smart speakerby john cai
from Calgary, AB on July 14, 2018
i got the Google mini in January, 2018 and i still love it. i check my calendar, daily commute, listen music, audio book, news, make the phone call, and control home device, etc. i like google assistant integrated in my life and have fun to play. i just want to say Google Mini is cool and definitely a good value of speaker.
- Google Home Mini Amazingby Michael
from Toronto, ON on July 13, 2018
Picked up two of them and wow this is just amazing my wife is in love with this. One is for the bedroom and the other is for the living room. Im shocked you can ask her anything you can make phone calls too and you can talk right from the speaker. 40 bucks on sale get deal.
- Would not updateby Eric
from Beaconsfield, QC on July 7, 2018
Spent an hour with customer service they never fixed it and did not call back
- Amazing home assistant, especially for $40by Jim
from Toronto, ON on June 29, 2018
Man, I've had a Mini since December last year and I'm still in love. Integration with smartlights and smartplugs have been great. Shortcuts allow me to just say "goodnight" to have all the lights turn off, music play, volume set to 20%, and sleep timer set for 30 minutes. The convenience is astounding.
- Don't buy it for home automationby Manny
from Ottawa, ON on April 18, 2018
It takes anywhere from 7-20 seconds just to do simple things like open a garage door or turn on a light. I have a 500/20mbit connection so that's not the issue. The issue is it's under-powered. The Google Home does not have this problem. It's fine if you just want queries or to listen to music.
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