Re: why not the google mini

Brent Harding

A line out jack would be nice, similar to an acho dot.

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Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2017 1:20 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] why not the google mini

Hay thought I would give my two cents on the mini.


I like the price of the google mini at 30 dollars, give or take a few cents woe!

I like the smallness of the device smaller than my hand. It sounds good for that size speaker.

It will not nock your socks off but, it is good for easy listening.

It also responds  to your voice at several feet away. And it will do everything that the home does.

However, I find it seems to respond more quickly than my home does, not sure why, could just be a fluke.

it can operate off a usb so you can connect to an usb hub and not have to plug it in to an ac outlet; looks great on your night stand.


They do not have tactile indicators on the sides to let you know where to turn the volume up or down; may sound stuipid but, I would have like some tactile arrows to indicate that is where you have to touch to raise  and lower the volume. Why not just have the speaker turn to go up or down. I have several speakers that operat in this fashion and that is how the echo is too if I remember correctly.

Why does it not come with a battery pack so one can take it with them . Although, you can connect it to a external battery if one wanted to take it with them.


I think the google mini is a good price it uses the google assistant and you can save on space in various colors too.  It is even smaller than your iPhone or ipod 4gen. But if your looking to impress the guys with a jamm fest wait for the max but, it will cost you way more at the bank.


I choose the google mini as it was a good space saver on my night stand and it was more portable than the home. It was also less expensive too.

Cheers Heather



Heather Albright
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