What can Google Home Mini Do
Just before Christmas, it seemed the Google Home Mini (and other smart home devices) were placed on sale and shooting off the racks. Admittedly, even I was interested in investing in one of these devices, even though my home is not “smart home” set up. So if you are one of the many people who received a Google Home Mini, or similar product for Christmas, what else can you do with these devices if you don’t have smart lights, a smart thermostat, or a smart alarm system? What can Google Home Mini Do? Well, here is a list of five things I have been dependently using my Google Home for since I brought it home.
First things first, as a speaker I was highly impressed. I left the speaker in my living room, and could still hear it while I was outside on the patio. I thought a device this small must crackle, but it certainly doesn’t. In addition, the Google Home made a Google playlist for my favorite music, which meant that on day one I was already taking advantage of this little device by learning new music within the genres I already love. Of course, you can sync your own music. However, if you’re looking to explore, where else would you start your search than with Google?
I can’t be the only one who constantly thinks, “I’ll get to that later,” even if it’s just writing down a a time and date I need to be somewhere. Google Home is amazing for organization because all you have to do is say “Hey Google” and you can add things to your calendar, you can set an alarm, set up reminders, or anything else you need just to stay organized. The unfortunate truth is that, sometimes, I’m even too lazy to go look for my phone in order to save something, so it’s convenient to have a device I can just talk at instead.
Find My Phone
Speaking of looking for phones, sometimes I am amazed by my ability to lose my phone. It’s odd that something constantly glued to your hand can ever disappear, but it certainly does. With one simple command to your Google Home Mini, your phone will start alarming you of it’s position. While we may have other apps such as Find my iPhone, this is way easier than getting to a computer, looking for the website, and going through the notions of starting the locating sound. Now, just lay right on your couch and say, “Hey Google, find my phone.”
Now, I almost included the shopping list part under organization, but then I realized how incredibly useful it is. At first you hear that your Google Home will create a shopping list, but once you start using this actual feature, it is as if you’ve officially gained yourself a personal assistant. I run out of clothes soap? I “Hey Google” that. I run out of milk? Simply, “Hey Google” that. “Hey Google” has become the new version of “there’s an app for that” in my household.
Sitting with your daily morning coffee and don’t want to have to juggle the coffee cup with a phone? Ask Google to read out the headlines to you and you’ll be able to listen to the top stories while maintaining a hands free morning.
While some people fear the idea of a device with bluetooth connection being used to run their home, technology enthusiasts such as Saleh Stevens does a great job explaining blockchains so that we can all understand the security behind these devices. The “internet of things” is the nickname given by Saleh Stevens and others who are intimately familiar with what the internet is capable of, and therefore know that it’s nearly impossible to label it as anything other than “thing”.
best gadget to find my phone, next time I lose it 🙂
I think it’s a perfect music gadget plus organization features.
Noelle Neff, Thanks for sharing this great informational tech insight on Google Mini.
Impressive! I really like your blog. Thanks for the post.
This is good information, I was not aware it could find your phone!!
Nice blog!It’s really good to land here otherwise I wasn’t aware of Google Home Mini Do
I commented on a post here about the best tech holiday gifts. I bought the Alexa Echo for lots of people last holiday season. I even bought one for myself and I notice that there’s an overlap of features here I’m not saying that I regret buying the Echo (it’s cheaper) but I’m going to buy me a Google Home and hope that no one notices. If they do, I’ll claim its for testing purposes. And, I think it would work great with my Google Pixel as both are developed by Google.
I was looking to buy one, but it’s the lack of Bluetooth connectivity that has put me off. I have a Bose Sounddock which would be rendered useless with the mini. The Echo pairs great with the speaker
Great information on Google Home mini. Thanks for sharing
Google Home is really an amazing device and fun to use it as well. Google Home has voice apps specially made for playing games like a movie or sports trivia or choose-your-own-adventure games.
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Thanks for review about Google Home. Find my phone is the best features of It.
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I understand that it uploads your Shopping list to Walmart. have you played with that feature at all? Do you like it?
I’ve started using Walmarts new feature where you order your groceries, show up, and they put them in the trunk. normally I try to plan it around the trip to the dog park.
It would be great if this device could keep track of my shopping needs and then even send it to Walmart for pickup!
Hello. your information is very useful more me. Thank you
Wow, thats cool device from Google. Its quite much like Amazon’s Alexa. Will buy it soon. Btw thanks for detailed blog on this.
I think it’s a perfect music gadget plus organization features.thank you
Yes, Google Home Mini is one of the best wireless speakers now on the market. with all the features and the quality of the music that Google Home Mini can produce. wirelessspeakers.com/amazon-echo-dot-vs-google-home-mini
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Google mini is a great achievement in the site of technology which provides various home services.Thanks for sharing information about this gadget.
Best Gadget that i found 🙂
Thanks for share it
Thanks for sharing this worthy information to us.
This technology is really useful for everyone.
I really enjoyed reading this article.
Google home mini is really an amazing and interesting device. It’s hand free and powered by Google assistant. We can ask it questions, tell it to do things, enjoy our music and even find our phone.
This is very interesting and useful article, thanks for sharing.
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Mini isn’t that perfect yet. Waiting for the next upgrades. Thanks for sharing…
Thanks for info. I, as well as my family have misplaced our phones, the alarm to find these phones is a great feature.
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Such a nice gadget!!!
Thank you so much for sharing………………
HelloNoelle! What a great review, you have written. I was looking for a review about Google Home mini for a very long time. You have done it very nicely. I bookmarked your website for future use. Keep up the good work.
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Great review, Noelle. Please spare some time to review the new amazon echo.Thank you.