Google’s Home Mini is a fluffier, friendlier Echo Dot

The Big G now has a little voice assistant
04 October 2017 / 17:30BST

One of Alexa’s best features has long been its Echo Dot, which is still one of our favourite tech bargains. But now the Google Assistant family (which we hope it calls the ‘G Force’) has fought back. The Home Mini (£49, shipping from 19 October) is its shrunken voice assistant, giving you access to Google’s wealth of knowledge and hands-free home control in a charming little button. It comes in three colours (charcoal, chalk and, er, coral) with four LEDs, which also double as touch controls for quickly adjusting the volume. It’s shaping up to be a gadget essential, though we’re still waiting for our little digital helpers to come with the voice of Rob Brydon’s ‘small man in a box’. Get on it, Google....

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