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Google Introduces $50 Home Mini Voice Speaker

  • Larger Home Max speaker competes against Apple’s HomePod
  • Smaller device targets Amazon’s cheaper Echo gadgets
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Google showed off its latest entrants in the smart speaker category: two new Home devices to better compete with Amazon.com Inc., Sonos Inc. and Apple Inc. in an increasingly crowded market.

The Google Home Mini is a circular-shaped device with no screen and is a fraction of the size of the original model. And at $50, it’s also less than half the price. The Home Mini comes in three colors: coral, chalk, and charcoal. The speaker isn’t as loud as the original, but it still comes with Google’s digital assistant so you can use your voice to ask questions, make calls, schedule appointments, control smart home devices, and play music.