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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 17219 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It is cute, but not mighty

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    Kristy
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    It does the job, but it is not a crisp and the bass is not as boomy as the larger one....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Built for bathrooms and bedrooms

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    indiscretion
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    Best feeling ever to listen to music while taking a shower or asking for the forecast when getting ready for work. At its loudest sound, the bass is distorted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good speaker to use for various functions

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    MinecraftSweeper
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    Good speaker to use and great interaction with Google Home. Given the size of the speaker the bass output is somewhat limited.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sweet Little Guy

    Posted
    Kbosh505
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    Small yet loud. Speaker could be a little clearer when volume is only bass is present in the music being played. Very easy to hide while still accessible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good mini

    Posted
    E38245
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    This does everything your google home does, but just a smaller and lower quality speaker. There does not seem to be great bass, but it is only a 30 dollar speaker. For the amount you spend, it really does a lot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Loud and clear

    Posted
    MikeR
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    Amazing that this small speaker can be so loud and clear. Not for playing music because it lacks bass. But you can communicate with it across the room without screaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Present!

    Posted
    Emmy
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    Boyfriend loved it. Works well & is super fun to ask Google random stuff. Can't play songs with a lot of bass as the speaker can't handle it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for smaller rooms

    Posted
    Anic
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    I bought this for my home and put it in living area. My living room is little bigger one. When you s play s song on this one you wouldn't feel the beats and bass of the music. But it will be a good one in your bedroom or study room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great voice assistant speaker for the $

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    Locarion
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    Got two of these little guys - one for myself and one for the girlfriend - and we are happy with both of them. The speaker is lacking a bit on the bass side and is not as high quality as my portable bluetooth speaker, but having the voice assistant balances out this weakness. If you're part of the Google ecosystem, the assistant becomes even better and more useful - particularly with the growing pervasiveness of smart home products. Perfect little speaker for on a nightstand in the bedroom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Posted
    Mike
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    For the price you can't beat it. Music is clear and crisp. It's bass is a little weak so go with the bigger one if you really need to. Otherwise great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for Nineteen

    Posted
    James
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    I got this on sale for twenty bucks, and for that amount the product works well enough. In some cases, the mini surprises me with how good the information it returns is, but it still has a ways to go to be incredible. It got way more useful with an IFTTT recipe to add items to my favorite list app, so if it can't do what you want check there. Speaker is loud and sounds decent enough, just lacks bass because of its size. Combining with a chromecast audito for multi room audio works well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for a small room

    Posted
    Eric
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    The small footprint is great. It doesn't have the greatest bass but honestly I didn't expect it to for the size. It plenty loud for my office and it tucks discreetly behind my computer monitor. Really enjoy having it. Worth the money especially if you get it during the Christmas sales.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    MarioB832
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    Started small but very impressed with how many commands I can use. Great sound but lacking bass. But then again for only $29.99 sounds better than some Bluetooth speakers with way less features. A must buy if an Android user. Would be a wonderful gift.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!!

    Posted
    Serpico
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    The speakers on the Google Home MIni is so much better than the Dot. You can actually play some music with better clarity than the Dot. Bass is lacking but it's doable. I'm very surprised. If you want a Home Assistance device, pick this up over the Echo Dot. It's so much better and you can do so much more than the Echo lineup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A simple way to get into Google Home

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    DrJ31
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    Google Assistant in general is very useful: lists, news, shopping, search, alarms, etc. Voice commands feature is good, but still being fine tuned as wording has to be exact or the assistant won't do what you want. Ability to sync multiple Home devices is very useful, can have whole home sound without volume being too loud in any one room. As one would expect, speaker on the mini is less than ideal, but still very functional. Won't get much bass, but will do for simple listening, especially when augmenting another device while synced. Small foot print and nice aesthetic makes it blend in well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice.. but....

    Posted
    Nass
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    I love Google home and have several in my house... when this came out I was excited and picked one up.... it does every thing the larger Google home does but it's smaller.... and that's where the issue lies for me at least. Because it's smaller the speaker is smaller and just doesn't have the bass or clarity of the larger one. So if you use your google home for music you're better off paying $50 more and getting the larger one.... if music is no issue to you this does exactly what the large one does.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Add-on to Google Home

    Posted
    gdubs
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    This little device does everything the Google Home speaker does... but comes in a small soace savimg design. The only drawback is the sound quality. This device is lacking in bass, but exceeds other devices at this price point. Good for casual listening, but won't impress audiophiles. If rich bass is what you want, spend more money on something that was designed for it. Volume is great and microphone picks up well in a small to medium sized room. You may have to speak up a little louder in larger rooms with a fair amount of ambient noise. As Google Home assistant adds more skills, you won't be disappointed... and at the holiday price oount of $29, why not buy one for every room in the house?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Entry to Smart Home Tech

    Posted
    politidroid
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    I've a few of these around the house and I love them! They can hear your voice quite easily (even better than the bigger Google Home that comes at more than twice the cost of this one) and there are new features every couple of weeks to play with. The speaker does get extremely loud however, what it lacks is any substantial bass, especially when listening to music. This is not a deal breaker by any means. It still outperforms speakers I've used in this price range and I find my self using it more than anything to listen to music. The great part is, if you have more than one, you can set up a home group and have music playing throughout your home. I've also invested in making my apartment smart home friendly and it's been fantastic. These work with just about every smart home product on the market and Google is light-years ahead of the competition when it comes to voice recognition and executing commands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to the Google Home line

    Posted
    Beelwin
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    The Google Mini was a great addition to the Home family. For being as small as it is the speaker is pretty good. I have the Google Home as well and the thing the mini is lacking when playing music is bass. If you are looking for this to be your main music speaker in the room you are putting it in I would definitely consider getting the Google Home instead. However if you already have one of those this is a great extension to expand in to other rooms of your house at a reasonable cost. Also if you have multiple you can use them to broadcast messages throughout your home similar to a intercom. For example you can say "Hey Google, broadcast It is time for dinner" It will then play that message on all your Google Home / mini devices. To note the functionality of the Google mini is identical to the Google Home. They both use the same app on your phone and both can process all of the same commands. The major difference is the speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A value for money product with good potential

    Posted
    doctorwho
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    Like most people, I bought google home mini during the thanksgiving sale for 30$ and 10$ best buy credit. I am using it for a month now mainly to operate my smart TV. I do believe the product needs improvements but is value for money at 30$ (probably not so much at previous 50$ price). I use amazon echo dot for last 6 months and I find its more evolved than home mini. Pros: 1) Comes with google search engine. Cannot beat that. 2) Smooth integration with the TV using google chrome-cast and other devices. 3) Excellent speaker for the size. Could use more bass. 4) Easy to use all google services including navigation. Which is a big plus over echo dot. Shortcomings: 1) Compared to Amazon echo dot the voice detection is not that efficient. Sometimes you've to actually face the device and speak into the mic. 2) Finding the volume up and down keys is a trial and error. You will find it only if you're lucky. Echo dot has kept it really simple and efficient. Giving 4 stars because I kept comparing it to the amazon echo dot which is 4.5 stars in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend