Google Nest Mini which has an ultrasonic sensor to detect user’s proximity lights up volume increase and decrease options. This mini-small sized speaker has smart functions by the search giant that went on sale this week. The new model came after Google Home Mini that that was launched globally in 2017, whereas in India it was launched in the market back in April last year.
Google mentioned that the Nest Mini speaker is designed to offer a smarter and faster experience over the predecessor Home Mini. This mini machine has a learning chip installed inside it to quickly process Google Assistant commands. Users can also control their smart lights and cameras directly from the Home Mini speaker. Also, Nest Mini can be connected to other Nest smart speakers and displays to enjoy a sound system altogether.
Google Nest Mini looks similar to the former Google Home Mini with the same fabric top and plastic-made covering. Offering a wall-mount, Google has come up with this new model to let you enlarge your shelf and make it spacious since you can now hang the Nest Mini on your walls. One of the interesting features of this gadget is that when audio is played, the speaker turns on lights as one moves closer which is how you have full control over the volume. By tapping on the top of the Nest Mini, you can simply play or pause the media. Furthermore, there is a Micro-USB port that helps you charge the speaker.
Google claims that the fabric top of the Nest Mini is made from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles and the external capping is also said to be made from 35 percent post-consumer recycled plastic.
Specifications and Features
The major specifications and features of the Google Nest mini are:-
1. You can enable communication with Google Assistant through 3 far-field microphones powered by Google’s Voice Math Technology.
2. 40mm driver produces 360-degree sound and two times stronger bass than Home mini
3. WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth v5.0 with Chromecast support.
4. Music tracks from Gaana, JioSaavn, Spotify, Wynk and YoutTube Music can be played. One can also use stream transfer.
5. Presence of Family Link for parents to create accounts for children under the age of 13 years and there is also an intercom feature to communicate using Google Assistant.
6. Google Home app in the Smartphone can be used to turn the Nest Mini speaker into a home phone.
7. The speaker can be connected with smart home devices from brands such as Philips Hue and Syska to control or dim the lights for changing room ambiance.
8. Powered by quadcore 64 bit ARM CPU clocked at 1.4 GHz and the speaker can work both with Android as well as iOS via Google Home app.