Main Content

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Google - Home Mini - Smart Speaker with Google Assistant - Chalk-Front_Standard

Customer rating

Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 17717 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews

Pros

Cons

Customer ratings & reviews

Filter:
Page 2, showing21-40 of 17,717 Reviews
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great IOT device

    Posted
    Will
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I've bought four of these devices in both black and white cloth cover, they came free with the Nest thermostats. It was an easy setup when you link your google account to it. There is a hardware button to mute the microphone. I've accepted devices listening all the time and pray that google isn't an evil corporation ;-) Besides it's just like carrying around my cell phone around all the time that has a better microphone and is both wifi and cellular. I would recommend using a separate router/switch for your IOT devices so they are on a different network than your main network. You can use your speakers together as a group for casting to multiple speakers, but I don't think with just two speakers it will play in stereo. I believe there is a dev way to set it up that I will try later some time. It does recognize different voices and you can link up to three different google accounts, my wife and I did setup multiple accounts and it does recognize which account to use by our voices after you do voice setup and link it to the specific account. I can also control my Nest devices from any of the four mini devices CONS: you can accidentally press the sensitive side buttons for volume when picking up the device. I don't know if they have a bracket to hang it on the wall or stand it up on stand, I have some on a higher shelf and can't see the lights respond to my voice commands, but you can turn on the settings to play a sound note for either start/end of a voice command response. Wish you can you use amazon prime music like pandora premium, I don't know if this was done on purpose being google? Sometimes when we use the free Pandora music service the music will stop randomly, I believe because Pandora is asking if you are still listening and you have to click online that yes you are still listening. We don't have this issue with the premium spotify services.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great google assistant devices

    Posted
    Will
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I've bought four of these devices in both black and white cloth cover, they came free with the Nest thermostats. It was an easy setup when you link your google account to it. There is a hardware button to mute the microphone. I've accepted devices listening all the time and pray that google isn't an evil corporation ;-) Besides it's just like carrying around my cell phone around all the time that has a better microphone and is both wifi and cellular. I would recommend using a separate router/switch for your IOT devices so they are on a different network than your main network. You can use your speakers together as a group for casting to multiple speakers, but I don't think with just two speakers it will play in stereo. I believe there is a dev way to set it up that I will try later some time. It does recognize different voices and you can link up to three different google accounts, my wife and I did setup multiple accounts and it does recognize which account to use by our voices after you do voice setup and link it to the specific account. I can also control my Nest devices from any of the four mini devices CONS: you can accidentally press the sensitive side buttons for volume when picking up the device. I don't know if they have a bracket to hang it on the wall or stand it up on stand, I have some on a higher shelf and can't see the lights respond to my voice commands, but you can turn on the settings to play a sound note for either start/end of a voice command response. Wish you can you use amazon prime music like pandora premium, I don't know if this was done on purpose being google? Sometimes when we use the free Pandora music service the music will stop randomly, I believe because Pandora is asking if you are still listening and you have to click online that yes you are still listening. We don't have this issue with the premium spotify services.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Black Google Home Mini

    Posted
    PBXMAN
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Love this thing! I bought it while it was on sale for $35 which is a pretty good price, normally $55. Comes with one GE light bulb which is already paired in the Home Google app. Nothing additional to download to make it work. Other brand name bulbs you'll have to download apps to make them work. The setup process was very easy. Install the smart bulb and plug in the Google Home Mini in the same room. Since the bulb is Bluetooth-based, it will only work a short distance from the Google Home Mini. 1. Download the Google Home app to your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Upon opening the app, I saw a banner asking me to "Setup 1 Device". 2. The app walked me through setting up the Google Home Mini first. 3. The app then automatically asked me if I wanted to setup the bulb. It quickly found the bulb and added it to my Google Home profile. Because I liked this so much I bought 3 more combo units (Home Mini & GE Bulb) and have them all over. One of my favorite things is when I go to bed I tell the Home Google Mini "good night" and I have it set to tell me my reminders and weather for the next day. Then it asks what time I would like the alarm set for. I haven't been over sleeping since I put one of these in my bedroom. Recommend to everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A solid smart assistant for Google service users

    Posted
    Argus9
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I've owned several Amazon Echo devices and a Google Home and can say they're both useful additions to the home - having access to information and utilities like setting timers is incredibly useful in everyday life, in the kitchen, etc. I like the Home mini's aesthetics more than the Echo Dot - the fabric cover looks and feels nice, and the four LEDs to display status are nice and subdued. The speaker on the device is decent, but not great. You'll want one of the full-size versions (Google Home or Amazon Echo gen. 2) if you'd like to listen to any music on the speaker with any real fidelity. However, for listening to voice responses, podcasts, or audiobooks, the Home Mini's speaker works just fine. The size is convenient and lets you install it just about anywhere in the home. You can even get some command strips and hang it on a wall easily. That said, it's pretty stylish and you'll probably want to display it somewhere openly to add to a room. The Home Mini is backed by Google's AI technology, so it's superior to the Echo (and, likely, the upcoming Apple HomePod speaker using Siri) for answering questions and queries, but currently, the Echo has a wider range of third-party services it supports through its "Skills" system. Google will probably catch up eventually, but for now, its main use is answering simple questions, starting timers and setting reminders, and helping you with connected google services like Google Calendar. You can also use the speaker as a Google Cast device to cast audio to its speaker, and even connect it with other Google Cast-compatible speakers to set up a multi-room audio solution. Again, the speaker isn't great, but it'll get the job done. Overall this is a nice showing from Google, and it's good to see these smart assistant devices starting to become more affordable than ever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice price for a helpful device

    Posted
    VIProphetRydr
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I have a few other Google devices in my possession (Chromecast video, audio, router) so I am fairly familiar with Google, their products, and how they operate. The Google Home Mini was fairly easy to set up, connect to the internet and have it running. It's pretty good at setting alarms, playing my music from Spotify, iHeart radio and Tune In, answering basic questions about current events, news, weather and directions. I would like it to perform some home automation features like turn on and off my TV, control my light bulbs (illumi brand), and locate my car using the Automatic adapter. I know this device is one that they will provide updates, improve over time and add features for an ever expanding array of smart products. I'm just hoping some of the features I want are available soon or provided before they move on and develop something else making the Mini obsolete. The price of entry is not bad at $29.99. It also functions well as a small speaker. I have it placed on my bedside table and it loud enough and can handle a decent range of highs, midrange and bass without distorting at mid volume. The alarm does a good job of waking you up but not sounding obnoxious. If I could add or suggest improvements/must haves, I would: 1. Like a way to wall mount the device 2. More colors available in store (I've seen a red version but the only offer the chalk or charcoal colors at Best Buy). How about offering them in the Google colors? 3. I have another device with the Google assistant built in. When I say' "Hey Google", both devices respond. How do you get a particular device to respond without having the other one respond (other than turning off the mic)? Other than that, this is a cool device that provides an entryway into the smart device world without breaking the bank.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mini Minimalism

    Posted
    gadgetguy11
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member
    • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

    Google Home Mini is a versatile miniature rendition of Google Home with a smaller, yet surprisingly good sounding speaker. Similar to it's larger sibling, simply call out "OK Google" or "Hey Google" and speak your request. The strong suit, not surprising, for this Google assistant, is to address a question that can be answered by Google search engine. That is where it really shines & blows away it's competition. For this reason I recommend owning at least one of these or one of the full sized Google Home, if you prefer. If you already own a competitive virtual assistant, I recommend you buy this Google Home Mini. Owning both one or more Google Home Mini's and a competitive assistant make perfect sense. Each has a specialty and can do specific tasks better than the other. Owning BOTH offers you the best of both worlds. In addition to voice controls (that I prefer), tap the top to pause or resume music playback, and you can tap and hold to activate the Assistant. To adjust the volume, you tap the sides of the device. Or best yet, simply SPEAK your command! I recommend the Google Home Mini!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic little gadget!

    Posted
    Dave
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Looks very clean and modern. Sound quality is excellent considering the compact size. Using it as a Bluetooth speaker is not recommended as I notice the Mini dropping connection ever so often. There is also a video-audio synchronization issue, with the sound being noticeably delayed. Google Assistant is very good. They keep on adding new features and it feels very intuitive and fun to use. It can get confused in certain cases quite often though - when there are other people speaking or there are other sounds, the Home Mini can't exactly tell when to stop listening and will most probably get the words all mixed up. I also can't say much about how well it works with an iPhone device since I am using an Android phone. I have finally made a smart home thanks to the Google Home Mini. I am able to adjust the lights or the temperature. I can ask it questions (she still can't answer them all though). I can have it compute or convert currency. I can make sure the house is safe with the smart locks or cameras. I can ask about the weather and the news. I can have it play games with my little cousins. I can check the washing machine with it. I can ask it to make coffee or check on my steak. I can double check if the garage was left open. I can use it as an intercom since I have a couple of them around the house. I can ask it to call someone or to find my phone (will force a ringtone even when phone is on silent AS LONG AS you are using an Android device). It's just a great little gadget, and I couldn't recommend it enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Really awesome, sad about the defect

    Posted
    clizzabeth
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I have a full sized google home in the kitchen, and I got this little guy for my bed side table. The look of it is sleek, and it works exactly like the big one does. The speaker isn’t as good as the big one, but it’s a quarter of the size, so that’s understandable. What I’m not happy about is the defect on the top touch pad of the device. One of the main pieces of functionality of this tech is to be able to touch the top of the device to pause, play, stop alarms, and generally interact. From the research I’ve done, before these even released, when they were giving a few out to lucky winners as promos, there was an issue with a “ghost touch.” It was causing the google to think that the top was being touched, so you’d have it saying weird things to you all day, and pretty much listening to you all day. From what I’ve read online, there were not a lot of people affected by this defect, but google went ahead with the launch instead of recalling the affected devices. They then issued a software update for ALL users that completely disabled the ability to use the top as an interaction button (you can still tap on either side to change the volume). This forces the user to use all voice commands to interact with the device. Which can be a pain in the butt sometimes. So the first day I got this product, I set it as my alarm clock, and you can imagine what I looked like at 6 am, trying to beat this thing until it turned off. I finally had to use voice control to get it turned off. But I was used to my full sized google home and I was expecting it to turn off when I touched the top pad. I’ve heard word that they might recall all of these devices, but I really hope not. Outside of that, it’s great. I just really hope google figures out something soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sound not the greatest, but brains are everything

    Posted
    MizuNoHane
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The Google Home Mini is not what I would consider a "quality speaker". It's got a slightly louder, deeper sound than the Echo Dot but it's not something I would use to listen to music for long periods of time - think of it more as a podcast engine rather than for high-fidelity sound. The real reason you should buy this, and without question I would recommend this, is for what it really offers: a window into all the amazing tasks the Google Assistant has to offer. It can do all the things Siri and Alexa can, but it also does so much more - its natural language processing makes it so much more flexible to make requests and queries, and it taps into the biggest knowledge base available - Google! This means it answers questions so much more readily than the other two major voice assistants can. Today I asked, very poorly, "Hey Google - how long does it go between World Cups?" Despite the fact that this sentence literally makes no sense, Google understood I was asking what the timeframe was between World Cups and told me the answer. It's brilliant, and it gets smarter every single day. At the time of my review, it makes great speakerphone calls, it sends broadcast messages to all your other Google devices, and it can understand up to three commands given in a single sentence. That's pretty amazing. And when you buy multiple Google Home products - we have two Minis and a normal Home - they all play music or news simultaneously in a sort of surround sound mode. And we use our Google Homes to control our home devices like our TV entirely by voice! An incredible device, and definitely an accessible gateway into the smart home future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Heres my honest unbiased review of the mini...

    Posted
    Lchase78
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Ok, so i bought this because a guy at work had one and i thought it was pretty cool that he was checking on sports scores and weather reports and playing his spotify on etc.. i downloaded the app on my phone which was quick and painless then synced it with my gmail and spotify account while checking and adjusting settings for the device. About using the google mini, I like that you can check the weather, time, set a timer, ask simple questions and do mad libs etc.. I dont like that a long question gets a "i can not answer that right now, I am still learning" answer from the device. Also i didn;t like that another android user can pause or start the song you were playing via their phone. Hopefully just a missed setting on my part. Hopefully that will change in time. It seems to answer basic math questions easily and can answer info on places around town like hours of operation etc. We were sitting around one night just talking and all of a sudden the google home mini just said "Cool" out of the blue which was pretty odd so i unplug mine when not using it. The kids like asking it to play songs which i am kind of confused about. I was under the impression it only answered to the owners voice but maybe this is a setting i missed somewhere. All in all its a pretty cool device and i am still figuring things out about it so i would recommend this item to a friend. Hoping in the future it can answer longer questions like talking to google on your phone does. If not i will just use it to play spotify on at work and check simple answers like i originally intended it to be used for. There is quite a bit you can do like chrome casts and lighting in your house settings but they require other adapters etc which i just havent got to explore as of yet...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes a great nightstand speaker/alarm

    Posted
    BK78
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    After owning the full size Google Home, I was interested in the Google Home Mini for my nightstand to use as a Bluetooth speaker and alarm clock. When Black Friday came around and the price dropped to $29 I had to pick it up. Set up is a breeze with the Google Home Mini functioning in a few taps of the app. For my purposes this works perfect. A small speaker that can get reasonably loud in my bedroom. The sound isn't great, but at low volumes it's pleasant and clear. I purchased the Chromecast Audio to stream over wifi to my bedroom stereo for better sound. The voice integration works great. Now when I walk in my room I have the ability to start up the music on either the Google Home Mini or my bedroom stereo all by voice or by smart phone or tablet. I also have a Chromecast which can be operated by voice, but I think it's much better to use your smart phone or tablet. Easy to set the alarm by just telling it to set an alarm. I'm debating adding a Wemo switch to make my lights voice activated like I've done in my living room. All the other Google Assistant stuff is just an added bonus. One thing that makes the Google Home Products stand out in my mind is the ability to ask more complex questions. With Alexa I can ask fairly simple questions and she can't understand what I'm trying to ask. Google is much better with this. Another great thing is that Google regularly updates the product to add new features. Since I've had my Google Home they've added Bluetooth streaming, equalizer, new games and activities. At this price point, this product is awesome and will get better with time. What would make it better is a 3.5mm jack so I don't have to buy an additional Google product to connect it to my stereo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for Home Automation

    Posted
    David
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This one is simple: If you already invested in a few Amazon products like the Fire Stick and Echo and Echo Dot/Show/Spot, then keep using those products. If you use Google products like the Play Music subscription, Chromecast and the Google Assistant, then using the Google Home might be a better solution. I previously had 3 Echo dot around my house but found my self wanting to make the most use out of my Chromecast and Music subscription. Seeing as only Google supports their own music service, I replaced the Dots with some Home Minis. Setup was very easy. Use the Google Home app and it will find the Home Mini like a Chromecast. You can then set up additional features and link other accounts. If you do home automation, this is when you link your hub and create rooms and place your switches and sensors in each rooms. The Home is better than Echo dot at understanding what you want. It also can recognize your voice a lot better that the Echo. While Amazon, has had their products for a long time, Google clearly wins when it comes to being the best assistant. The speakers on the Home mini are much louder than an Echo Dot. And I mean much much louder. The difference is incredible. I used to run the Echo do on max volume and it was pretty disappointing. With the Home mini, even at half volume, it is kind of loud. It'll do much better at playing music. I do wish that the Home Mini would take a USB-C to power but since the power supply is included, it doesn't really bother me that much. Overall, this is a good device for use with home automation and playing music and being loud in general. I prefer it a lot more over the Echo Dot and I will probably get a 4th one for the guest room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    google home mini vs alexa echo dot

    Posted
    TheMaxxx
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I had the echo dot for over a year before I bought the google home mini. I bought it because sometimes I'll ask Alexa questions that I'll have to google because it doesn't know the answer. But as time went on Alexa has been improved and can answer a whole lot more than when I originally bought it. I ask both of them the same questions and they pretty much give me the same answers. Maybe google will give a little more details but so far there has only been a couple of questions that google knew over Alexa. But if you have prime Alexa is the choice hands down. They have tons of free music and if you have a fire stick or tv tons of free movies as well. So if you don't have prime, google is the way to go. It can connect to bluetooth devices, control smart devices, deliver custom news feeds, set up calendars, make lists, tell jokes, sing songs and play games just the same as the echo dot. I like the Alexa app and the google home app is pretty good also. The big difference is amazon prime. I don't subscribe to any google services other than gmail and youtube but it seems like you can utilize the google drive to upload music and play it through the google mini. I have done this with Alexa. I have bought albums on Amazon and some have digital mp3's of the album that you can stream at anytime off of the dot. You can favorite playlists on Amazon and both can play from pandora and spotify just the same. So there you go if you have prime the Amazon devices are for you if not google will allow you to do all the same things as the Alexa devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mini Minimalism

    Posted
    gadgetguy11
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member
    • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

    Google Home Mini is a versatile miniature rendition of Google Home with a smaller, yet surprisingly good sounding speaker. Similar to it's larger sibling, simply call out "OK Google" or "Hey Google" and speak your request. The strong suit, not surprising, for this Google assistant, is to address a question that can be answered by Google search engine. That is where it really shines & blows away it's competition. For this reason I recommend owning at least one of these or one of the full sized Google Home, if you prefer. If you already own a competitive virtual assistant, I recommend you buy this Google Home Mini. Owning both one or more Google Home Mini's and a competitive assistant make perfect sense. Each has a specialty and can do specific tasks better than the other. Owning BOTH offers you the best of both worlds. In addition to voice controls (that I prefer), tap the top to pause or resume music playback, and you can tap and hold to activate the Assistant. To adjust the volume, you tap the sides of the device. Or best yet, simply SPEAK your command! I recommend the Google Home Mini!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Google's AI system crushes the compitetion

    Posted
    TechGuy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    There are other smart speakers on the market, but none comes close to the google home. It crushes the competition in voice recognition and understanding your sentences (artificial intelligence). Google's deep mind AI system is light years ahead of the crowd. This little guy sits in the sweet spot of price and function. Want to hear your music on better quality speaker? You can actually have google home forward all music to any network speaker or any speaker connected to a google chromecast speaker or device. I have mine forward to my Sony SRS-ZR7 speakers which are network connected. Works like a charm. The non-mini google home costs substantially more and doesn't sound much better. I use my google home mini speakers in almost every room of my home. They control my smart lights (hue), my thermostat (nest), my home automation devices (samsung smarthings) which controls things like my motions sensors and my locks. I also control my home theater system through my logitech harmony hub. Just sit down and tell my system what movie to play. It turns down the lights and starts up my entertainment system and begins the movie requested. Everything begins and ends with this device. Ask it what time it is, what the weather is, or any common question you'd ask google.com.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Useful device & worth the money

    Posted
    engro
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have been debating the Amazon Echo or the Google Home mini, and when BB offered a terrific deal for Black Friday/Cyber Monday, I decided to give it a shot. The setup was easy with the iOS app, although I can't link a payment card for some reason yet. Other than that, I've been very pleased with the device and actually bought four more: two for my home and two for gifts. After syncing with my Google account, Spotify, Pandora, and Netflix, I am able to play my music library synced from iTunes to Google Play Music as well as access all of the aforementioned services. I haven't synced my Nest thermostats yet, but that's next. I also like that it works seamlessly with Google Voice, and I'm able to make calls for free through the Minis using just my voice. The daily rundown by saying, "Hi, Google. Tell me about my day" is also useful as it tells me weather, calendar items, and casts news from various sources that I can listen to while I work in my home office. I'll be continuing to teach it my voice, and expand its functionality as I add services. I'd definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a smart, simple, entry-level helper/home automation system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hey Google...not bad.

    Posted
    Dexture1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Hey Google? Alexa? Truthfully they both work great. What stands out is that I am a Google lover. I have Youtube Red and Google Music and I have to say this is the reason why I prefer Google over Alexa. Sound quality is much better on the Google Home Mini vs the Alexa Dot 1st gen. The voice of the AI is less robotic and you get the option of changing to different voice types. Home automation works as expected. The one thing I wish you could change on the Google Home Mini is that when you have it shut off your lights it doesn't announce that 2 lights were turned off. Alexa will just ding which I prefer. Also I wish you could control the volume level of the AI voice so that when you have the volume set for music it didn't inherit the same level. Want to scare your partner, tell Google to shut off the lights and have it announce at level 7 the light is now off. In summary, AI is here to stay. Is it the best? Probably not. Is it good for what we need? Yes. Especially if you subscribe to the Google Universe and get Google Music and Youtube.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Echo Dot

    Posted
    George
    • My Best Buy® Member

    When comparing the Amazon Echo Dot and the Google Home Mini, I strongly preferred the Google Home Mini. I've owned an Echo Dot and here's why I prefer the Google Home Mini. The speaker on the Mini is way superior to the Echo Dot. Especially at high volumes. When you crank up the volume on the Dot, there is a bit of distortion while with the Mini it's still clear and loud. The Mini is also more aesthetically pleasing than the Dot. The Mini blends in better. The volume controls on the Mini are touch sensitive while the Dot's are physical buttons. I could go on for a while about how the Google Assistant is better than the Amazon Echo's UI but for those of you who are trying to decide between the Mini or the Dot, get the Mini. The design and build quality of the Google Home Mini speak volumes of the amount of work and thought that was put into the product. Definitely worth the $50.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Answers at my fingertips

    Posted
    Brenda
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Answers at my fingertips. I bought this item for fun but I have to say I really enjoy having it. So if my family is sitting in the living room and we had a question, this agreement, or just simply want a quick answer about anything, Google helps resolve it. It's like having a trivia answer card at your fingertips. I'm still trying to figure it out so that I can make doctors appointments, phone calls, reservations at a restaurant, etc. it was an expensive item so I don't regret buying it. I am a little anxious and maybe even paranoid about all the talk of how google can and will record your conversations but honestly we're not the CIA, criminals or have deep secrets so let it record, I have gotten in the habit of unplugging it at night or if I want to have a private conversation. I can't say, that I will be so glad when Google ads other features such as calling 911 if you have an emergency or need help but I guess that is to come in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Responsive!

    Posted
    KennyH
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I always wanted a google home, and finally got the chance to get the mini on sale. I honestly feel like the mini is the best step forward to see where this device fits in your life. And I can say its the best useful device to be added to my lifestyle. How so? Examples: 1) was hungry and it was late, wanted to know what was currently open and it not only told me the top places, it also included if they were almost closing and how much time left. That little extra info of knowing it was going to close in 15 mins helps a lot whether to rush, or not be tricked to go there thinking it was still open. 2) was busy with my hands, phone away from me, asked my gf what time it was but she was looking for her phone, and I forgot I had google home, and it quickly responded with the time even when Im across the room. 2.5) I can be listening to loud music from it too, and it can still pick up on my voice no matter where I am in the room. 3) I can set actual multiple alarms just by feeding it more specific times I want to wake up since Im a heavy sleeper. 4) asking it funny, weird, and curious questions as I always do on google, and it pretty much always responds with a good answer. 5) asking it the traffic to school and it lets me know if its usual or if there is another route I should take and it goes ahead and explains it. Overall, it feels natural, very responsive, and it surprisingly sounds really good for this small speaker. I can see myself buying more to add to my bathroom or kitchen soon. Would recommend this to start off with!

    I would recommend this to a friend