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Google Home Mini - Pack of Three £79  @ eBay / Google UK
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Google Home Mini - Pack of Three £79 @ eBay / Google UK

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Refreshed 16th Jul 2018 (Posted 16th Jul 2018)
Bargain for three, aval in chalk or charcoal colours -states more than 10 aval at time of posting but would be quick before they go OOS.

Google Home Mini Solus £27.20 or the Chromecast £24, remember 1 code per account!

Enter code PLAY20 at checkout stage

A powerful little helper. Google Home Mini keeps you informed and up to date with instant news, weather and commute updates without lifting a finger. Master the kitchen: Google Home Mini helps with timers, step-by-step recipes, and conversions and substitutes. Start your smart home: it's always improving with seamless connections to the latest compatible smart lights and thermostats. In two unique colours: chalk and charcoal, pick a Google Home Mini to match your room and personal style.

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Get hands-free help in any room. Google Home Mini is powered by the Google Assistant, so that you can ask it questions and tell it to do things. By using your voice, ask for things like translations, calculations, nutrition information and unit conversions, or other information. Just start by saying, Ok Google. Plus, get help managing your schedule, from breakfast to bed.

Play, pause and rewind. Control compatible entertainment hands-free from the comfort of your sofa. Use with Chromecast so that you can start streaming shows, movies and music on your TV or speaker. And control your smart home, such as compatible lights, thermostats, switches and more from your favourite home automation systems, like Philips Hue, Nest and Samsung SmartThings.

Please note, Google Home is optimised for selected compatible music and video services only. Controlling your thermostat requires a compatible smart thermostat and controlling your lights requires compatible smart lights. Controlling your TV or speakers requires a Chromecast or a TV or speaker with Chromecast built-in.

  • 1 speaker.
  • Compatible with iPod, iPhone and iPad.
  • Bluetooth compatible.
General information

  • Model number: GA00216-UK.
  • Size H4.2, W9.8, D9.8cm.
  • Speaker diameter 9.8cm.
  • Mains operated.
  • (not included).
  • Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
  • EAN: 0842776102355.
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Since installing these throughout the house i have seen a massive increase in the accuracy of the adverts targeted at me. 10/10
i've got both the google home mini (x3) and the alexa dot (x4), and to be honest they're pretty much the same for home automation these days. alexa used to be way ahead, but google have caught up and for the most part they're neck and neck with the google mini having voice profiles (which is better in a multi-user household) and alexa having a slightly wider range of 'skills'. i've certainly had no trouble getting either to talk to my rag-tag collection of smart home bits - netatmo, appkettle, tplink, yeelight, logitech, and some random chinese nightlight my wife got for the kids.

there's still issues with multiple devices (both alexa and google) in a shared household, though, particularly if you've got kids.

the main one i have is in terms of playing your own spotify on the devices - usually, the google mini shows up and anyone can play their spotify on it, plus the voice profiles means that if i ask, it'll play from my account, but if my wife asks, it'll play from hers. the kids, though, don't have their own accounts and therefore don't have their own voice profile, which means it'll default to that of the primary owner of the device. what this means is that if i'm out listening to my account, and the kids request music, it stops playing on my device and plays on theirs instead - very annoying, especially when their terrible musical tastes start influencing the algorithms that recommend stuff to me. the same is also true on the dot, though - except without voice profiles (in the uk, at least - america's had them for nearly a year now) even my wife's request would steal mine. what's worse on alexa is that only the primary user's spotify account can see the devices to throw content to, so you can't even manually play it from your app on a target device. google's slightly better on that score, but you have to make sure you're on the same wireless network (and the same band) to see the device.

generally, google devices answer questions better, have more fluid integration with your (android) phone, seem to handle more fluid language better (e.g. 'turn off all the lights' works on google, but alexa says 'i don't know that device') and they can now link queries and deal with follow-up questions. also, the phrase 'hey, google' or 'ok google' doesn't tend to trigger by accident as much as 'alexa', and also means you can talk about the device without setting it off. downsides are that the bluetooth output tends to shut down (power saving) which means reconnecting every time you want to use it via bluetooth, and it's a lot more irritatingly chatty when you turn something on ('alright, turning the lounge light on' vs alexa's 'okay'). alexa's smart home integration is a shade slicker, you can turn devices on and off from the alexa app, and it has more skills, but the multi-user experience is vastly lacking compared to google's, and the spotify integration leaves much to be desired in a multi-user household where everyone has their own accounts.

imo, they both have their strengths, but neither is perfect by a long way.
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Purchased and heat added.
Going to be scorching here
Purchased, many thanks
Scorchio
Since installing these throughout the house i have seen a massive increase in the accuracy of the adverts targeted at me. 10/10
Just pulled the trigger. Thanks OP!
Doesnt seem to work for the chromecast
Tried ordering a 3 pack. Won't accept code.
Google Home aka the GCHQ tapping device you bought to spy on yourself
Love thanks ordered two for me and one as a gift for my dad who is obsessed with the one in my kitchen
You can get the Home Mini AND Chromecast bundle on Amazon for £40 - better bargain.
dazbrady1 h, 11 m ago

You can get the Home Mini AND Chromecast bundle on Amazon for £40 - better …You can get the Home Mini AND Chromecast bundle on Amazon for £40 - better bargain.


Amazon don't sell Google products though, they have been in a big feud for years!
jimhuf8 h, 13 m ago

Since installing these throughout the house i have seen a massive increase …Since installing these throughout the house i have seen a massive increase in the accuracy of the adverts targeted at me. 10/10


What? Google sells ads?
dewonderful5 h, 5 m ago

Google Home aka the GCHQ tapping device you bought to spy on yourself


They don't need to spy on people, everyone already stupidly uploads their lives to social media. What's left ?
These are good for information but amazon echo is far superior in home automation. I lasted 2 days before switching back to Alexa.
dazbrady14 h, 1 m ago

You can get the Home Mini AND Chromecast bundle on Amazon for £40 - better …You can get the Home Mini AND Chromecast bundle on Amazon for £40 - better bargain.


Amazon doesn’t sell google products. You meant currys?
se237 h, 17 m ago

These are good for information but amazon echo is far superior in home …These are good for information but amazon echo is far superior in home automation. I lasted 2 days before switching back to Alexa.


Agreed. Also only Alexa has Sonos integration, a deal breaker for me.
i've got both the google home mini (x3) and the alexa dot (x4), and to be honest they're pretty much the same for home automation these days. alexa used to be way ahead, but google have caught up and for the most part they're neck and neck with the google mini having voice profiles (which is better in a multi-user household) and alexa having a slightly wider range of 'skills'. i've certainly had no trouble getting either to talk to my rag-tag collection of smart home bits - netatmo, appkettle, tplink, yeelight, logitech, and some random chinese nightlight my wife got for the kids.

there's still issues with multiple devices (both alexa and google) in a shared household, though, particularly if you've got kids.

the main one i have is in terms of playing your own spotify on the devices - usually, the google mini shows up and anyone can play their spotify on it, plus the voice profiles means that if i ask, it'll play from my account, but if my wife asks, it'll play from hers. the kids, though, don't have their own accounts and therefore don't have their own voice profile, which means it'll default to that of the primary owner of the device. what this means is that if i'm out listening to my account, and the kids request music, it stops playing on my device and plays on theirs instead - very annoying, especially when their terrible musical tastes start influencing the algorithms that recommend stuff to me. the same is also true on the dot, though - except without voice profiles (in the uk, at least - america's had them for nearly a year now) even my wife's request would steal mine. what's worse on alexa is that only the primary user's spotify account can see the devices to throw content to, so you can't even manually play it from your app on a target device. google's slightly better on that score, but you have to make sure you're on the same wireless network (and the same band) to see the device.

generally, google devices answer questions better, have more fluid integration with your (android) phone, seem to handle more fluid language better (e.g. 'turn off all the lights' works on google, but alexa says 'i don't know that device') and they can now link queries and deal with follow-up questions. also, the phrase 'hey, google' or 'ok google' doesn't tend to trigger by accident as much as 'alexa', and also means you can talk about the device without setting it off. downsides are that the bluetooth output tends to shut down (power saving) which means reconnecting every time you want to use it via bluetooth, and it's a lot more irritatingly chatty when you turn something on ('alright, turning the lounge light on' vs alexa's 'okay'). alexa's smart home integration is a shade slicker, you can turn devices on and off from the alexa app, and it has more skills, but the multi-user experience is vastly lacking compared to google's, and the spotify integration leaves much to be desired in a multi-user household where everyone has their own accounts.

imo, they both have their strengths, but neither is perfect by a long way.
Thanks for this
jimhuf16th Jul

Since installing these throughout the house i have seen a massive increase …Since installing these throughout the house i have seen a massive increase in the accuracy of the adverts targeted at me. 10/10


google target ads did work for you
dewonderful16/07/2018 14:42

Google Home aka the GCHQ tapping device you bought to spy on yourself


These kind of comments make me laugh.
How stupid you have to be to believe it's just Google spying on you and decide not to buy a product for this particular reason.

Literally anything free (from email to a Facebook or any other website that has cookies) collects and is selling data about you.

Put your tinfoil hat on and disconnect from the world if you are so concerned about your privacy.

The only other reason you you would be concerned about privacy is if you are doing some illegal activities on the internet or you want to hide something.
I've had one of these since Christmas when employees were given one by the company. Apart from asking what the weather will be like tomorrow or how old Daniel Craig is I think I've used it about 3 times. What do people use them for?
mtsk19/07/2018 09:38

These kind of comments make me laugh.How stupid you have to be to believe …These kind of comments make me laugh.How stupid you have to be to believe it's just Google spying on you and decide not to buy a product for this particular reason.Literally anything free (from email to a Facebook or any other website that has cookies) collects and is selling data about you. Put your tinfoil hat on and disconnect from the world if you are so concerned about your privacy.The only other reason you you would be concerned about privacy is if you are doing some illegal activities on the internet or you want to hide something.


Privacy isnt about wrong doing. Everything you say is pinged back to the google servers to process. These devices go beyond just tracking your browsing history they monitor ever single word you say looking for their key word. How you think the functionality of this product justifies that cost is beyond me. Its easy to dismiss things as "tinfoil" conspiracy i guess if it means you get a shiny toy.

you crack on with it though, its not for me
jimhuf19/07/2018 10:52

Privacy isnt about wrong doing. Everything you say is pinged back to the …Privacy isnt about wrong doing. Everything you say is pinged back to the google servers to process. These devices go beyond just tracking your browsing history they monitor ever single word you say looking for their key word. How you think the functionality of this product justifies that cost is beyond me. Its easy to dismiss things as "tinfoil" conspiracy i guess if it means you get a shiny toy. you crack on with it though, its not for me


you using HUKD provides so much data about your shopping preferences to 3rd party companies that your whole counter argument became instantly invalid.
mtsk19/07/2018 11:24

you using HUKD provides so much data about your shopping preferences to …you using HUKD provides so much data about your shopping preferences to 3rd party companies that your whole counter argument became instantly invalid.


So thats the same as having a discussion with the wife in the front room monitored is it?

The fact that you seem so clueless about the information you hand over when you use one of these devices is probably why you are happy to have one. Again.. they monitor every single word you say. There is no magical processor on the device looking for the key word, its all sent back to data centres. The terms you accept when using one allows them to sample and process your data for their own use, this is not the same as cookies from websites you visit.
jimhuf19/07/2018 11:34

So thats the same as having a discussion with the wife in the front room …So thats the same as having a discussion with the wife in the front room monitored is it? The fact that you seem so clueless about the information you hand over when you use one of these devices is probably why you are happy to have one. Again.. they monitor every single word you say. There is no magical processor on the device looking for the key word, its all sent back to data centres. The terms you accept when using one allows them to sample and process your data for their own use, this is not the same as cookies from websites you visit.


Have you got evidence for all your claims?
if you use google to search stuff and go on that webpage google continues to monitor your activity.... in fact that tiny facebook like button grabs all your activity as well you dont even have to be on facebook webpage for them to catch your data.

again all your points are invalid
mtsk19th Jul 2018

Have you got evidence for all your claims?if you use google to search …Have you got evidence for all your claims?if you use google to search stuff and go on that webpage google continues to monitor your activity.... in fact that tiny facebook like button grabs all your activity as well you dont even have to be on facebook webpage for them to catch your data.again all your points are invalid


dewonderful1 h, 57 m ago

Google Removes 'Don't Be Evil' Clause From Its Code of Conduct Google Removes 'Don't Be Evil' Clause From Its Code of Conduct


They are all the same. Did you see the Dispatches Facebook programme? FB REALLY doesnt care about anyone, what they take down (hardly anything) and what pages they leave up (Britain First as "they generate a lot revenue") says it all.
jimhuf16th Jul

Since installing these throughout the house i have seen a massive increase …Since installing these throughout the house i have seen a massive increase in the accuracy of the adverts targeted at me. 10/10


Hahaha.. I wonder why that could be!!
Muffy19th Jul

I've had one of these since Christmas when employees were given one by the …I've had one of these since Christmas when employees were given one by the company. Apart from asking what the weather will be like tomorrow or how old Daniel Craig is I think I've used it about 3 times. What do people use them for?


oh, boy. the short answer is - pretty much anything, especially when you combine them with other smart home gadgets.

so, today i've used my smart home gear to:

* reboot a server from another room (tp-link smart plug)
* turn on the kettle from another room (appkettle)
* turn off the thermostat (netatmo)
* turn off the lighting the kids had left on (yeelight, a smart nightlight, tp-link smart plug)
* play a playlist from my spotify account
* turn on the tv (logitech harmony elite)
* listen to news headlines
* check my agenda for the rest of the week
* make a new appointment on my calendar
* add an item to a shared digital shopping list

can't think of anything else off the top of my head, but i'll likely use it to turn on some lighting when it gets dark, listen to some more music in the kitchen over dinner, maybe play some trailers from youtube on the tv via chromecast, and stuff like that. to be honest, i use it that often, i forget half the stuff i use it for now - it's just become another part of the house for me.

if you're struggling for ideas, have a look here:

store.google.com/pro…arn
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