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Say hello to the Home Mini, Google's $49 answer to the Amazon Echo Dot

Say hello to the Home Mini, Google's $49 answer to the Amazon Echo Dot
From TechCrunch - October 4, 2017

To the surprise of no one, Google today announced a smaller version of its Google Home smart speaker. The Google Home Mini looks like a small hockey puck and will retail for $50. At this size and price, you cant expect great audio quality, but in return you get access to all the wisdom of the Google Assistant in a small package that weighs less than a pound and doesnt break the bank.

The Mini will be available for preorder today and start shipping October 19.

The new Google Home mini will come in three colors (chalk, black and red) and wont feature the touch-sensitive top of the regular Google Home. Instead, itll only feature a few lights on top and a microphone switch on the back (as well as a micro-usb plug for powering it).

Google says that while the device is small, the sound quality should still be quite good and you can connect it to any Chromecast speaker, too.

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