The Google Home Mini was released in 2017. It was superseded by the Nest Mini two years later. Despite this, the original low-cost speaker has stayed on the market. However, it is out of stock on the Google Store now.
The Google Store’s availability of the Home Mini was changed to “No longer available” earlier today. For the longest time, the little smart speaker has been sold alongside the Nest Mini, which costs the same. Both have been reduced to $24.99 since mid-November. However, all four colors are out of stock now.
The second-generation Google Home has 2x greater bass, a third far-field microphone, ultrasonic sensor to light up volume LEDs on a nearby approach. Besides that, it also features wall mounting, and a machine learning processor for faster, local command processing.
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On top of that, the Home Mini featured a micro-USB port, instead of a barrel plug connector, which some users preferred. At launch, there was a hardware issue with the top cover activating Assistant, which resulted in unintentional voice recordings. Google initially blocked the feature, but later added the ability to play/pause music by holding down the volume keys for a long time.
You can still find the Home Mini somewhere
Its long shelf life could be owing to Google producing too many at launch, and if you still want one, you’ll likely find a few on store shelves. The Home Mini, however, is not yet available for purchase on the Best Buy or Target websites.
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