Google Home Mini

At last we got Google Home.

A year ago the original Google Home came out. This year, 2017, the Google Home Mini come out, for about 3 times the price of its predecessor. The Mini was released into the wild for about $80 AUD. A few weeks later and running up to xmas, it started to get discounted. My order was placed 28 November via Kogan for $75 AUD. So it looks like the pricing is a bit flexible.

Now the house has AI, and plays music. It also operates the lights (living, bedroom, kitchen) via SONOFF (more IOT).


OK Google what is the Internet of things?





Update: 18 Dec 2017 --

This gadget is proving to be rather good. I desperately want more, for the other rooms. Fortunately, several days ago the discounting continued. This time I got another one via Officeworks for $53. If the discounting continues at this rate then we may have to get even more (for the kitchen perhaps).


Update: 31 Dec 2017 --

Yep. Got the third one. So we have living, kitchen, bedroom.


Update: 5 June 2018 --
I got 2 more units, from Kogan. Unfortunately had to offer some feedback that goes something like this:

Hi
Firstly, thanks for the Google Home Mini (Chalk) - 2 Pack. We are happy to now have 5 of these devices throughout our 1 bedroom home.
And second, some feedback ONLY. The boxed product was the US power plug version. It was shipped with a SANSAI USB charger and KOGAN USB cable. I want to say that I would have preferred a power plug adapter instead (US to AU), to be able to use the original power supply. The original PSU works flawlessly. While the shipped SANSAI charger causes a low level buzzing hum in the speaker, which would be considered a big defect if it was caused internally within the Home Mini itself. My best guess is that the SANSAI unit is designed as a charger, with simple power shaping, suitable for charging but not suitable for a bedside GOOGLE HOME MINI. I sourced my own US to AU power adapters and all is good. However if I had not been able to identify and correct the issue then I would have certainly formed a poor opinion of the Google Home Mini, and offered corresponding feedback to Google. 
Just saying.
Nothing needs to be done at my end and I'm happy with the outcome. This is feedback only.
Cheers
b




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