26 thoughts on “The Google Home Mini is great, but is it too late?

  • October 7, 2017 at 12:26 am
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    Those volume controls are so finicky that you can't even move it around without activating the volume controls

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  • October 7, 2017 at 12:28 am
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    That is so stupid that you can't even use an ox cable a UXAUX cable ox ox ox are we all got some free Ollie Ollie oxen free oxen free free oxen free Ali Ali Ali oxen free I'm free and I am in objects I don't need an ox cable Oregon

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  • October 7, 2017 at 12:29 am
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    Google how many how many food are you how many many dogs does it take to eat a frog how many frogs can you way before you decide to play I don't care anyway all you all you oxen free whatever you do don't spread fake news because you make it the blues and have to hang out with Jews

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  • October 7, 2017 at 12:32 am
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    Stop spreading fake news rye crisp you can use it with a Bluetooth speaker and you don't need to Chromecast according to some stupid guy here in the comments I think his name is Alex Cito Espinoza or something like that and he's really against fake news so stop spreading fake news right crisp Reich crisp

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  • October 7, 2017 at 1:41 am
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    It's not too late, just because Amazon did it doesn't mean Android can do it better. And considering everyone 86% phones and Android product of one type or another or uses air service. It's practically time to come out since they're in more markets now than ever. It's not like apple is going to come out with a competing service that is as good as Amazon or google without being close minded and limited.

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  • October 7, 2017 at 1:55 am
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    I don’t understand the purpose of the ‘smart speakers’, I rather use my phone and real speakers.

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  • October 7, 2017 at 1:57 am
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    Can't be too late when you are so much better.
    Also curious why you need to "see" the lights? I never even look at my Google Home

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  • October 7, 2017 at 1:58 am
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    One would think that if you're in the market to purchase a new virtual assistant the overall intelligence level of that virtual assistant, that is the ability to answer questions quickly and accurately, would be one of the most important considerations in making your purchase. Here we have a situation where Studies have conclusively shown that Google home is 6 times more likely to be able to answer your question then Alexa. It's almost as if when you ask Alexa a question you're speaking to an 8th grader and when you speak to Google home you're questioning a PhD student. There really is no contest. Now perhaps the ability of these devices to answer your questions isn't the most important thing for you. Maybe you want it to control your devices or you want it to do shopping for you or one of the other host of things these devices can do. But when one device far outshines the other in basic intelligence, and the ability to answer your questions to the tune of its ability being 6 times greater than the competition, that is clearly a major distinction between the two products.

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  • October 7, 2017 at 3:39 am
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    This review is kinda dumb. How in the world is having to position your Dot in close proximity to your speakers, and having to plug your Dot with extra cables, directly into said speakers "a much, much better" option than the Google Home Mini connecting wirelessly and seamlessly to your speakers no matter their location and/or distance from the Mini, via a single Chromecast Audio which is connected to your speaker?

    Also, as pointed out by other people leaving comments here, the fact that the Mini actually is a great speaker (unlike the Dot), looks better, is smarter, and can distinguish between different voices in a household and answer queries differently, accordingly puts it far ahead of the Dot.

    Finally, the claim that you "can't" pick up the Mini without messing with the volume is ridiculous and absurd. If you must constantly pick it up (I don't know why) and "messing with" the volume bothers you that much, here's a hint: The volume controls are on the right and left. So just pick it up holding the other ends…you know…the top and bottom.

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  • October 7, 2017 at 3:46 am
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    THEY COULD HAVE USED THE GOOGLE HOME MINI AS A CHARGING DOCK, And they should have left the aux port. I might as well buy an iphone………

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  • October 7, 2017 at 4:04 am
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    owning a google home over and alexa is a no brainier, google home is better in every way! i guess marketing is key! thats the only reason amazon is leading

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  • October 7, 2017 at 4:12 am
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    I'm going to hold off on a second gen that probably will include an AUX jack.

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  • October 7, 2017 at 5:05 am
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    buying chromecast audio to connect to external speaker is a final nail in the coffin for this product

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  • October 7, 2017 at 5:33 am
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    I've enjoyed the Amazon for a while now but I've always wanted better web search capability now that the mini is here for the price of an echo, it's a lot more attractive, I don't think it's too late it's even more powerful and it's a better price, perfect timing in my book.

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  • October 7, 2017 at 5:49 am
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    It's funny how the author says the Google mini looks better and sounds better where it's both the other way around. The Echo looks way better and the Google mini is sounding too "bassy" and dull which is bad for voice, which needs a more higher frequency sound like the echo has. Also the dot is smaller, has a line out… It also costs 59Euro here in EU which is $69… All three colors of the Google Mini are also disgustingly ugly btw.

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  • October 7, 2017 at 6:15 am
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    So… If my Google Home Mini is on my desk next to my new Pixel 2 phone, and I say "OK Google", which one answers????

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  • October 7, 2017 at 7:55 am
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    Alexa isn't even available in Canada. Amazon is blowing it by ignoring the rest of the world.

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