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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact and Powerful: The Nest Mini (2nd Gen)

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The Nest Mini (2nd Generation) with Google Assistant in Chalk is a compact and stylish smart speaker that provides an excellent user experience. The upgraded speaker provides crisp and clear sound quality, making it a great choice for listening to music or audio books. Google Assistant integration is seamless, allowing for hands-free access to information, control over smart devices, and the ability to perform a variety of tasks simply by using your voice. The device is also compatible with Google Cast, allowing you to stream music and audio content directly from your phone or tablet. The compact design of the Nest Mini makes it a versatile device that can be placed anywhere in your home. The chalk color provides a sleek and modern look, making it a great addition to any home decor. Overall, the Nest Mini (2nd Generation) with Google Assistant is an excellent choice for those looking for a compact and powerful smart speaker. The integration with Google Assistant and Google Cast make it a versatile and convenient device for controlling your smart home and accessing information.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Echo In Certain Areas

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I have owned an Amazon Echo (old and newest gen) for years. It by far has the most apps that it works without. However, that doesn't mean it works well. I use this to mostly control my Hue Lighting and answer random questions throughout the day. Sometimes for music. The Echo when turning on lights would often give me some type of error, not work, or not hear me at all. I'm from Colorado (where most would say I don't have an accent), well educated, and enunciate well. Not bragging here just mentioning problems that make voice activated stuff not work so well. So, in other words I'm the ideal person for this device but it would still not pick me up half the time. So, I bought a Google Home now called Nest Mini. The application itself is more modern looking than Alexa (Echo). If you have any google application they are very similar. Setup was a lot easier and user friendly than on the Alexa. It also works a lot better. I would say you can do more on Alexa but Google executes what it can do a lot better. Wall mounting is easier on the Nest Mini than Echo. Google boots up faster. The answers are more detailed and correct. The voice prompts (how she interacts with you) is more natural as well. She actually notifies you what she is doing to verify it heard you. When I turn on my lights it's almost instant. No lag time and rarely comes back with errors. Also, search function goes into google which is way better than Alexa. Rarely does it tell me it doesn't understand or can't answer a question. It also hears me a lot better even when blasting music. Like I can whisper and it can hear me. For Alexa I practically had to yell at her which was awkward for us both. The Nest also looks a lot sleeker. Audio quality is similar. All around I recommend the Nest Mini 9/10 times over Alexa. That 1 time is for the specific application that Google Home doesn't support. So, Me and Her we are done. I've got a new BFF.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Smart Companion

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Google Nest Mini 2nd Generation: A compact and stylish smart home assistant with a responsive Google Assistant, impressive sound quality, seamless integration with other devices, and robust privacy features. It offers great value for its price and enhances the convenience and efficiency of any smart home setup. This voice-activated smart assistant is incredibly responsive and understands my commands flawlessly. From answering questions and setting timers to playing music and controlling other compatible smart devices in my home, the Google Assistant does it all with remarkable accuracy and speed with great sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile and Fun

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This little speaker is extremely responsive to my voice, even offering oersonalization based on my voice versus my partern's. I primarily use it to play my Spotify music, ask the time or weather, and ask it questions that pop up. With music, this thing BUMPS. The bass and sound quality overall are surprising on such a small speaker. It's usually really accurate with weather according to other websites (I checked) too. However, there are a ton more features like animal of the day that are funny and would probably get used a lot more if we had kids.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    No fuss. Performs as expected.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It's a Google mini. Basic speakers but gives you the functionality of having the Google smart speaker on a budget. It's great in my guestroom for controlling lights and requesting shows on the Roku tv. Its a smart speaker alright, but if you care alot about the quality of sound you should probably go for the larger more spwaker. The Google nest hub. But this device gets 5 starts because it performs as expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Smart speaker at its best!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I was in the market for a room speaker and was recommended this product by a friend. The sound quality is surprisingly good, and loud enough to be heard around the room and from the next room as well. Google is the best when it comes to voice command and recognition, so it goes without saying how easy it is to command this device. It is compatible with YouTube music and Spotify, both of which are the most popular music streaming apps, so that's a plus point. Overall for this price range, the Nest Mini is surprisingly good and worth the hype. A true bang for the buck. Would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nest Speaker review

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It was super easy to set up, I would recommend this product to my friends and family. The sound quality is good 8 out of 10.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to my home

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I really do enjoy having this Google Nest Mini in my home. I use it as an alarm so I can keep my phone out of my bedroom while I sleep. I wanted to stop looking at my phone first thing in the morning because it would start my day off to a horrible start. I'm glad the Google home mini doesn't have a screen on it, and it's easy to use. I do wish it would read me my messages. Not sure why it doesn't. Probably need to play around with it more. Other than that it's great and I love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nest Speaker

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Amazing!!! This is my third. Works with so many things

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound for small speaker

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Easy voice command from any audible distance. Eloquent volume level. Google home app makes it easy to operate from any part of the world. Great to be used as intercome for multi-level homes. You can even use it to communicate with your family remotely.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Google Nest Fans

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    Posted . Owned for 4 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Purchased when item was on sale and now I am proud to say I have a Google Assistant in each room. I upgraded to the Google Hub for my kitchen and linking 5 devices was an absolute breeze. So easy to use and I could not imagine my life without these devices. Small with endless possibilities. Extremely easy to set up and very user friendly. Ideal to use even for diehard Apple fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    We have one per room/bathroom! And hub in Kitchen!

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    Posted . Owned for 9 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Used on a daily basis! We have 4 and a Nest Hub in our kitchen. Our house loves music! So we utilize the “Play on all Speakers” function or “broadcast” message throughout our 3 bedroom house! Having a large house, you need these! We love them!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Price and Excellent Quality

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The sound that this speaker puts out is fantastic. I easily synced it up to my other Google products on my Google Home. The price was wonderful and the quality is excellent. I also love how small this speaker is. It takes up very little space on my bathroom vanity which is perfect. Will probably buy another for the house soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Great Sound & Smart Home Companion

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I've been a heavy user of Amazon Alexa products for the past several years, but I'm also deep into the Google and Nest ecosystem. So I ordered this new Google Nest Mini with an open mind, hoping it would be a decent companion for my Nest thermostats and Wemo smart plugs. Surprisingly, the switch to Google Assistant was quite seamless and I'm very impressed with the sound quality and versatility of this little hockey puck-sized device. PROS: - Incredibly simple setup, even for iPhone users. Just download the Google Home app, sign in with your Google account, and the app will walk you through the rest. - Small size, but substantial weight and build quality. Compared to my first generation Echo Dot, the Nest Mini appears to have much better craftsmanship and is made of very nice materials. The mesh fabric nicely blends in to home decor and doesn't look like a traditional speaker. There's even a built-in screw cutout on the back of the device for wall mounting. - The Nest Mini uses a proprietary power connector rather than microUSB or USB-C, but luckily the plug is compact and rounded, so it won't take up much space on your surge protector or wall outlet. - The sound quality of the Nest Mini blows the original Echo Dot out of the water. Bass is noticeably stronger and surprisingly deep for such a small device. Audio can get quite loud with very minimal distortion at higher volumes. - Voice detection is also excellent. Even with music playing at high volumes, the Nest Mini responds instantly to my voice. Google has supposedly added a machine learning chip to the Nest Mini which learns your voice and makes the Assistant faster over time. The responsiveness is absolutely noticeable, and the Assistant's answers are surprisingly detailed and useful. - The Google Assistant is compatible with an incredible amount of smart home devices and partners, including Wemo, Harmony, and obviously Nest devices. If you have Nest thermostats, camera, and a security system like I do, you will appreciate the seamless integration. You can also connect to almost every music service like Spotify, SiriusXM, and Pandora to stream music directly from the Nest Mini. CONS: - Other than the nice improvement to audio quality, there are really no major improvements to the Nest Mini compared to the original Google Home Mini. If you have a Home Mini, I see no reason to upgrade right now. - There is no 3.5 mm audio jack for connecting/streaming music to external speakers. OVERALL: This is the best compact smart speaker that I've used and it offers an incredible amount of value for its affordable price. If you use other Google products or services with any frequency, this is probably the speaker for you. The Nest Mini is a great-sounding compact speaker that is also stylish, durable, and incredibly versatile. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker and integrates well into ecosystem

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    Posted . Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great addition to my google household. I already have a Google home, Nest doorbell & Nest Thermostat & Google TV as well! This device synchronized into my ecosystem and has allowed me to hear my doorbell notifications in our other room.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    10 out of 10

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    My son uses his best daily we absolutely love it !!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple and Effective

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    Posted . Owned for 9 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    These are great if you get them on sale. Sound is decent and easy to setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple

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    Posted . Owned for 11 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works great. Has good sound coming from such a small little speaker and its super easy to set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best google product

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    Posted . Owned for 4 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works really great it helps me with all my electronics around the house i love it

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the little diamond!!!

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is my repeat purchase, I love the product. Now, at black friday offer tempted me to repeat my purchase. This is a awesome stuff. So many features in such a tiny device. Good sound quality, nice looking, very responsive etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend