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Apple - HomePod mini - Space Gray
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Jam-packed with innovation, HomePod mini fills the entire room with rich 360-degree audio. Place multiple speakers around the house for a connected sound system.² And with Siri, your favorite do-it-all intelligent assistant helps with everyday tasks and controls your smart home privately and securely.¹Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple productsHomePodLearn more about this smart speaker

8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TechReviews, 10 out of 10
    INTERCOM = game changer, THREAD MESH Network too!

    Having purchased a pair of Home Pods on on launch day from Best Buy (at the $349 price) I've been a long-time fan of the smart speaker category. It wasn't long before my Google Home and Amazon Echos became paperweights.

    This HomePod mini at a $99 price point makes for the perfect stocking stuffer or even primary gift. In fact it does some things even better than the original.

    Sound quality is amazing, particular when paired with another for left/right Stereo. Even solo, they produce surprisingly full volume from a small sphere.

    Siri still trails the other smart assistance, and sends me to my phone more than I care to admit, but the utility of these are amazing. Adding them to rooms in your house makes your abode that much more accessible.

    Also cool is the ability to schedule or add events to play specific music or playlist based on a trigger (Wake up event, bed time chime, sunrise, sunset, etc. ). We used an Eve outlet to turn on Christmas tree, so "Siri, Christmas time" turned it on, dimmed other (Lutron Caseta) lights, and started playing Christmas Music throughout the house.

    My wife and I purchased a dozen of these between BB and Apple, mostly as gifts. The responses have been overwhelmingly positive, especially among those who's only other Apple device is an iPhone, thus making this an excellent gateway entry expanding usage on the ecosystem.

    The new to iOS 14 feature for HomePod mini has to be the INTERCOM. With it you can use your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or other HomePod to communicate with Mini's in other rooms.

    "Hey Siri, intercom, We're starting the movie", or "has anyone taken the dogs out?". Your voice is then played either through the HomePods and mini's in every room, specific rooms, or just a floor (based on the room and floor you select upon setup)

    Family members then "reply, I did, got it" or whatever. This sure beats the 70s built-in wall units of yesteryear.

    Additionally the new Mini sports Thread Mesh Networking protocol, so the more Thread devices you add, the more redundant, and wider your mesh network becomes. We're also starting to see other manufactures support Thread, namely $20 Nanoleaf interactive color light bulbs.

    PROS

    +compact cute WAF wife-acceptance factor

    +surprising sound quality

    +cool factor adds tech to every room

    +Whole-house (floor, or room) Intercom is great

    +Thread Mesh Networking future proofs expanded functionality

    +magic price point

    +Apple Music and playlist integration

    CONS

    -only big brother model sports Dolby Atmos

    -would love to see a $179 / 2-pack for stereo

    CONCLUSION

    This product might be one of Apple's more successful sleeper hits, if the Reddit /Homepod forum is to be believed. Countless new users RAVE about sound quality, and then are later ingratiated with other features they didn't know it could do.

    Recommend : BUY !!

    Jan 01, 2021 17:33
  • Review by Serguey, 8 out of 10
    HomePod mini

    I had my smart home running with Google assistant before. I switch to Home pod mini looking for the security features that comes with Apple OS and the integration with my others apple devices. I have to say that in that purpose works very well. I really enjoy how you can extend you iPhone messages, calls, etc to the home minis. I like how the music sounds on it, but, I miss some features that I had when I used Google assistant such as: Siri stop to hearing you after your request, then you have to repeat Hey Siri many times. When you have your hands busy and ask Siri something, the answers are sent to your iPhone, instead to be told to you as you was expecting. You can only use Apple Music with them, no Spotify or Youtube, or other app. I really hope Apple continues improving the software and add this capabilities.

    Aug 07, 2021 09:58
  • Review by CJohns, 10 out of 10
    Great for Apple lovers on a budget.

    I’ve been using Apple products for a good portion of my life. My first college computer was an iMac. About a year ago, I finally made the transition from Android to iOS. From there, I’ve slowly integrated myself into the Apple ecosystem. As an I.T. Technician, I personally enjoy utilizing home automation. However, the cheaper cost of the Google devices lead me to build around them. With increasing security concerns with the likes of Google and Amazon, this HomePod Mini couldn’t have come at a better time. Not only does it sound amazing for its size, it is the perfect product to begin the transition to Apple’s HomeKit. If you are someone dedicated to using Apple devices and are on a budget, like myself. I can’t recommend the Apple HomePod Mini enough.

    Nov 18, 2020 22:29
  • Review by Alexander, 10 out of 10
    A great little speaker

    This HomePod Mini is perfect for my small office. I have the Razer Nommo Chroma speakers but connectivity to multiple machines has been a pain. That’s where this little beauty comes in. Seamless transfer of my music from listening in the car to coming home by hovering my phone over it. I have less reliance on Bluetooth, which in a room of 4 computers, two tablets, a wifi station and Wireless headsets it’s definitely needed as I was getting a lot of interference. Siri can hear me even when the music is loud and I like the ambient noises that can play any time. I look forward to getting another so I can put them in stereo mode! As it is, the sound quality is amazing with decent bass!

    Mar 18, 2021 01:04
  • Review by MsDevonnaB, 10 out of 10
    Tiny but Mighty

    Modern day intercom which is AMAZEBALLS!!! I don’t have to get up or scream for my kids in the front of the house. I can ask Siri to do all the heavy lifting. And the sound quality for such a tiny device, MIGHTY and clear!! Everyone should have these!!

    Oct 13, 2021 15:10
  • Review by Inconspicuous, 10 out of 10
    AWSOME! AMAZING!

    These speakers are so amazing! I was able to remove all of the speakers and wires from my TV! No extra speakers needed. We have a HomePod next to each of the chairs we sit in to watch TV, so no more need for hearing aid adjustments to hear TV. It works for movies on TV AND apple music, using TV or iPhone. There is no drain on our iPhone batteries either. When you want the volume adjustment you just ask Siri to do it. To pause the music or movie, you can ask Siri to pause or you can touch the top of the HomePod to start and stop. Great sound, great technology for us aging folks! They are a big deal for such a small speaker!!

    Jan 29, 2021 16:54
  • Review by Marcus, 10 out of 10
    Father of an HomePod

    Packs a lot of sound for an small speaker love the seamless compatibly with my apple devices, I can listen to podcasts or music, Youre not hindered to the HomePod you can still browse and use other apps like tiktok or something on your phone while your music plays on your HomePod only issue which I believe should be fixed with an update, is that it gets hung up sometimes when transitioning between the device speaker and HomePod when I’m using an app like Apple Music or pandora, have not used any HomeKit features as of yet; I would say if you can, get two speakers it takes up the whole room well worth it

    Jan 29, 2021 15:46
  • Review by Serhman71, 10 out of 10
    Great sound and integration

    I find myself liking this speaker more every day!

    I’ve had two full size speakers for almost 8 months now. I have this unit in the kitchen. I also keep one on my nightstand and in my bathroom to listen to podcasts and. We’d while I get ready.

    Great Apple integration as you’d expect. Really nice sound for the size and more features to come as the updates roll in.

    I want one for every room!

    Jan 29, 2021 19:50
  • 9.2score
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    Apple - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished HomePod mini - Space Gray
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Delight in powerful, room-filling sound with this refurbished Apple HomePod mini speaker. The drivers deliver 360-degree sound for an immersive listening experience, while Siri lets you answer intercom messages hands-free. This space gray Apple HomePod mini speaker supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for seamless audio streaming, and the four built-in microphones pick up sound clearly.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MiniHP, 2 out of 10
    Missing Power Adapter

    This review is for the missing item that was not mention is the product listing. Device was Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished, no original package which is no big deal. When I received the package all it has is the mini HomePod in plastic bag no power adapter.

    As to the mini HomePod it’s great speaker this is my third one. Control Siri in individual room on smart lights.

    Apr 22, 2021 19:40
  • Review by vpasq, 10 out of 10
    Works Great, but Geek Squad didn’t Reset it

    The device (once I got it restored to factory settings) worked perfect. I was surprised that a Geek Squad Refurbished item was not restored to factory settings and made it impossible to set up until I did some research and found out how to factory reset the device, then it set up instantly and without any further difficulty.

    Oct 30, 2021 15:09
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Was not let down

    Very satisfied with how it turned out. Was a little worried at first because it was refurbished, but it works and looks brand new. Use it every day

    Jul 21, 2021 18:04
  • Review by Poweradaptornotincluded, 2 out of 10
    Power adapter not included.

    Adapter not included. Might as well buy a new one..

    Aug 13, 2021 22:36
  • Review by Wowbutts, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Great little device, a bit hard to initially set it up but then flawless

    Jul 24, 2021 10:41
  • 6.8score
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    Apple - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished HomePod mini - White
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Listen to music and podcasts with this refurbished Apple HomePod mini speaker. Pandora, TuneIn and iHeartRadio support offers access to thousands of radio stations, while Siri lets you answer intercom messages and control audio playback hands-free. This white Apple HomePod mini speaker has four microphones for clear voice pickup, and the full-range drivers deliver rich, powerful sound.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MiniHP, 2 out of 10
    Missing Power Adapter

    This review is for the missing item that was not mention is the product listing. Device was Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished, no original package which is no big deal. When I received the package all it has is the mini HomePod in plastic bag no power adapter.

    As to the mini HomePod it’s great speaker this is my third one. Control Siri in individual room on smart lights.

    Apr 22, 2021 19:40
  • Review by vpasq, 10 out of 10
    Works Great, but Geek Squad didn’t Reset it

    The device (once I got it restored to factory settings) worked perfect. I was surprised that a Geek Squad Refurbished item was not restored to factory settings and made it impossible to set up until I did some research and found out how to factory reset the device, then it set up instantly and without any further difficulty.

    Oct 30, 2021 15:09
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Was not let down

    Very satisfied with how it turned out. Was a little worried at first because it was refurbished, but it works and looks brand new. Use it every day

    Jul 21, 2021 18:04
  • Review by Wowbutts, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Great little device, a bit hard to initially set it up but then flawless

    Jul 24, 2021 10:41
  • Review by Poweradaptornotincluded, 2 out of 10
    Power adapter not included.

    Adapter not included. Might as well buy a new one..

    Aug 13, 2021 22:36
  • 6.8score