Formally unveiled less than two months ago
, the Nest Mini follows in the footsteps of one of the world's most popular smart speakers
. Of course, it's hard to know exactly how many Google Home Mini units have actually been sold
since 2017 considering how easy it became at one point to procure this bad boy free of charge.
Curiously enough, we didn't see as many Home Mini gifts
popping up left and right
in recent months as, say, back in the spring
, and perhaps unsurprisingly, Google's global smart speaker market share took a major hit during Q3 2019
. Also unsurprisingly, it looks like the search giant is trying to remedy that unexpected decline by doing what it does best, this time with the hot new Nest Mini in the limelight.
If you're not willing to pay $35 (down from a $49 list price) for a diminutive second-gen smart speaker with built-in Google Assistant support or $79 (instead of a combined list price of almost 180 bucks) for a Nest Mini/Nest Hub bundle
, there's now an incredibly easy way to score the donut-sized device with vastly improved sound
effortlessly and without spending a dime.
All you need is a Google Fi account in "good standing." Unfortunately, new customers signing up for the company's increasingly popular wireless service after December 9 will not be able to claim the freebie. Those eligible for this extraordinary special offer, i.e. Google Fi account owners with active service as of yesterday, have until December 31 (or while supplies last) to open the MVNO's app and tap on a card that should appear at the top of its main menu.
Doing so will take you directly to the US online Google Store, where a single complimentary Nest Mini per account can be ordered (with free nationwide economy shipping) using a unique redemption link. That's it. That's the deal and those are all the details
you need to know about it. There are absolutely no strings attached, no special requirements for existing Google Fi subscribers, no expenses, no obligations. Big G simply wants to thank you for your business at the end of "another great year" by offering the ultimate stocking stuffer at no cost whatsoever.