New Google Home Mini leaks out: $49 Echo Dot rival with Google Assistant
by Victor Hristov / Sep 20, 2017, 3:48 AM
Google will have four new devices at its October 4th Pixel event: the Pixel 2, the Pixel 2 XL, a new Daydream View VR headset and a just-leaked Google Home Mini.
A cute little hockey-puck shaped device, the Google Home Mini has leaked out along with all the others and it will come as a direct rival to Amazon's Echo Dot.
The Home Mini will cost just $49, and it will come in a choice of three colors: charcoal (black), chalk (gray) and coral.
The cute speaker will naturally support the knowledgeable Google Assistant and will allow you to control your smarthome, as well as answer your various questions. A set of four LED lights on the top will light up when you interact with it.
The current Google Home is larger and commands a $129 price tag. It comes with replaceable colorful bottom grills, a feature that will not be available on the mini. Chances are the mini will not have as loud of a speaker either.
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Been waiting for Google's Echo Dot competitor $49 is a good price Might get one if it supports Chromecasting 4K, but I doubt it will
posted on Sep 20, 2017, 4:59 AM 1
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Why wouldn't it support Chromecast with 4k? You need a Chromecast on your TV to begin with with 4k, and content that is 4k. So if your current Chromecast does not support TV with 4k, then you don't have the Chromecast ultra. Simple buy a Chromecast ultra. Glad I could solve your problem vincelongman.
posted on Sep 20, 2017, 7:45 AM 2
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Smart play on googles part. I think Amazon was smart to make the dot so cheap so you can have one in every room. The reason I went with Amazon was because of how well they work and the price. Don't think I would switch at this point though. Apple is going to get killed because of their price. I don't see them competing at this price point and because of that people will go to Amazon or google.
posted on Sep 20, 2017, 2:43 PM 0
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Great news. Unfortunately alexa is not as smart as i thought she would be. Did not know, that it was actually using bing. Amazon only allows 250 songs on the cloud. With Google Search and Android etc. it will be more succesful in the long run.
posted on Sep 22, 2017, 12:17 PM 0
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