Apple launched the minimized version of the smart speaker called Apple HomePod mini, along with the iPhone 12 series. This is not the first smart speaker from Apple. The reason to bring this mini version is to be available for the middle-class range audience.
The price of the mini is almost half of the normal Apple HomePod. And yet they provide the advanced features in this. Let’s look at the best things about the Apple HomePod mini.
1. Price of Apple HomePod mini
We all knew that Apple products are too costly than any other tech gadget in the market. There are many reasons for the adorable prices of Apple products. Now, the Apple HomePod mini is available at a cheap cost of around 10,000 rupees in India and in the US $75.
Because the cost of the product is low, we are showing interest to install this smart speaker at various places in our homes like in the kitchen, hall, bedroom, kid’s room, etc.
Minimizing the cost of the product is one of the best ways to increase sales in the market
This is what Apple is doing with the Apple HomePod mini.
2. Auto-sync with the Apple Eco-system
Apple eco-system means connecting to the digital world with Apple products. The products of any type like iPhone, iMac, Mac book, HomePod, and now with the HomePod mini. Here we need not do anything to save bookmarks, history, passwords, and subscriptions, etc.
But we must be sure with our password and authorization of our account.
The HomePod mini can auto-detect the nearby devices and sync with them. So it gives much pleasure to hear music on the HomePod mini when compared to the iPhone speaker. And it can sync with the Apple TV. So the sound quality is crispy while watching movies and videos on Apple TV. But connecting with 4k is not possible with mini.
If the room is big as a hall in the house, a single HomePod mini can pair with another to get an outstanding sound experience and we call this a stereo pair.
NOTE:- Apple products can only sync with Apple devices.
3. 360 degrees impressive design
The design is one of the cool factor here. To hear the audio in a comfortable manner in any direction instead of only one direction (isolated position), the company gives an impressive 360 degrees design to the HomePod mini.
This 8-centimeter tall device covers the entire room with 360 degrees audio. This is tiny, so we can keep it anywhere in the home and in the car too. The new iOS 14 has a special feature to access our car easily. With this mini, we can really do smart.
While we look at the top, the HomePod mini has a display to show volume buttons (+ & -). We can tap and hold on to this display to take action.
It also displays Siri’s voice recognition. So, by this, we have clarity about whether or not Siri is listening to our voice.
According to some tech tycoons, this HomePod Mini cannot display the song changing option and display the album that is playing.
4. ‘Siri’ accessibility
We just love to say that magical word “Hey Siri”. With this Siri accessibility, we can see the power of this smart speaker at the next level. We get smart and accurate answers with Siri.
Here the best thing is Apple improving the Siri accessibility day-by-day. The speech recognition is quietly better, compared to the previous versions.
In this HomePod mini, we ask Siri to browse data, any notifications, reminders, tasks, etc.
We can find our iPhone by asking Siri if you lost it somewhere in our home. And also we can play music by Siri.
5. Intercom possibility
The HomePod mini makes our living smart. We can intercommunicate with our family members without assembling all of them in one place. For example, if we are in a kitchen and the food is ready to eat then we can call all our housemates with the smart speaker.
This is a brand new feature from Apple. Let’s see how they will improve this in the coming updates.
6. Privacy matters
Have you ever noticed that most of the actors and actresses were being used iPhones only? The reason is, Apple company secure its users’ data more than any other company on the planet.
Now, the HomePod mini is designed to recognize every individual voice in the home. So, if you have any private plans, you can make that plans with this device and it can’t reveal your private matters to your housemates. This is awesome, right!?
You can able to access Siri without being notified yourself means anonymously.
We know that the size of the HomePod mini is small with 3.3 inches high and 3.9 inches wide with a display on top. It weighs around 1.2 Kg approximately.
The HomePod mini is coming up with an Apple S5 processor. This is a 64-bit dual-core processor with the latest Bluetooth version 5.0 supportable. The frequency band of WiFi has 2.4 GHz.This is the same processor that Apple is using in the Apple watch series 5.
A single magnet is present in HomePod mini and this can produce the sound to cover the entire room.
These are the cool features of the Apple HomePod mini. While coming to the comparison Apple HomePod is better than mini because of many reasons. Here we can look at the main comparison aspects between Apple HomePod Mini vs Apple HomePod.
Apple HomePod Mini vs Apple HomePod
|Feature||Apple HomePod mini||Apple HomePod|
|Price||10 000 INR||20 000 INR|
|Pairing capable||Stereo pair capable||Stereo pair capable|
|Audio Technology||Full-range driver||High-excursion woofer|
|Apple TV 4K||Apple TV 4K is not present||Apple TV 4K exists|
If you want the simple and the best smart speaker, go with the mini version to save money or else spend 20 000 rupees to place the beast in your home.
We can able to book this product from November 6th onwards and this will be in the market from Nov 16th.
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