Google Mini is a small sibling of Google home, and currently fixed on being a part of everyone’s smart home ecosystems.

Available in black. grey and coral shades, this effortlessly cool, pebble looking chunk of technology offers great sound quality. When compared to its number one competitor Amazon Echo Dot, which has visible buttons and speaker grille, the Google Mini surely does score bonus points in terms of looks. The small size makes it portable to keep it anywhere you wish; be it kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom. The Home Mini is powered by micro USB.

The Google Mini offers more or less the same features as its big brother Google Home, mainly the voice controls. You can also play the music of your choice, however the small size of 40mm doesn’t really provide a very great experience especially when used in a bigger area and the sound can get distorted at higher volumes. It can also now make calls to phone numbers, and can take reminders. As for the mic quality, the Home Mini has been good at picking up the voice command from across the room.

The Google Home Mini is a handsome little smart speaker that packs a punch for its size, and with Google’s platform getting better by the day it’s come at a good time. But if music is your thing, the Mini isn’t going to deliver. Instead, see it more as a complement to the Home proper, one that’s compromised in a few places. But just $49, those drawbacks may not be such a big deal. So far the drawbacks are a low sound quality and unavailability of 3.5mm jack, besides we give it full marks for its design and compact look.