Two years after the release of the Home Mini, Google’s back with the sequel.
The $49 Home Mini sold like hot cakes and is a big part of the company’s rapid growth in the smart home space.
And, like the Echo Dot before, it’s been an inexpensive way to outfit an entire home with smart speaker functionality.
The device may not be a loss leader, exactly, but it’s the easiest and cheapest way of hooking users into the Assistant ecosystem — one that will theoretically lead to more smart home purchases, and, perhaps mobile device decisions.
It’s simple and with a choice of four pastel colors (Chalk, Charcoal, Coral and Sky), it should fit most interior designs reasonably well.
Bonus points for the new fabric covering, which is made entirely from recycled plastic bottles.