That was my next plan once I work out how to upload pics on here :D
Can you show a picture of it?
Mount's I have, you put the mini in the mount/holder and then holder plugs into the socket. There's a opening where you place the charger, then a place to wrap the wire round so the wires stay hidden. You then clip the mini to the mount and plug the mount in the socket. They look good and don't take up space on a table.
It holds them into the socket via a mount. I've seen lots about but not like the one I got from ebay. But sellers disappeared. They do have others but they're not the ones I wanted.
Luck is a finite thing and not everybody has an equal portion of it in this lifetime.
I've bought several refurbs from my memory for £13 or £14. All have been perfect as new condition, but with aftermarket power supplies.
And with it, an incorrect power supply or a speaker grille that's been knocked about. I'm talking about something new. This is the 1st gen aka the Google Home Mini. They made some claims about improving sound with the 2nd gen Google NEST mini - marketing tosh imho. The 1st gen is worthwhile getting if you wanted to repurpose the mini as a cordless AI speaker to use in the garden or, as I have done, to have in the bathroom. Spotify, calls using your contact list on your phone. They don't seem to sell rechargeable battery bases for the 2nd gen, (because Google ditched the micro USB connector and switched across to a proprietary power connector). Now you can see why the 1st gen has a charm of its own. https://www.reddit.com/r/googlehome/comments/dxwzdz/google_nest_mini_why_no_portable_battery_pack/ There were rumours that when the Nest Mini was released, 3rd party providers would start to introduce compatible battery bases. I've only seen two on the market, both OOS, and they look a little bit like they were knocked up in your neighbour's shed. Nowhere as elegant as the Kiwi battery base I've got for my gen1 which, touch wood, has been a trooper.
2nd generation or 1st ?.
I'd say that's a pretty poor price for these old speakers. My memory commonly do refurbs for £14.
Agreed, You're there thinking after Google responds 'I know what I wanted, I asked, you did, end of story, whad'ya want a medal?!' But, it's a small consolation that at least it's done what you've asked and it's just trying to stay in your good books. "See! I did what you wanted, you're welcome pal, (Borat) high five!"
Haha. I see what you meant now. Have to say I’ve not noticed that. But I use echo predominately and really only use Google to control the fan in my office (no support for echo). Really annoys me that I have to listen to it repeat “ok, turning on office fan” “ok, setting office fan to medium”. I know what I asked! I don’t need a reminder. Argh!
Well, what can I say? Alexa obviously likes your accent. Home automation, "lights on, lights off, TV off" You get the "bee-boop" response if you've configured it to get rid of all the extraneous, beginning of listening and end of listening bings correctly. I'm talking about when you ask Alexa a question, like "Alexa, will it rain today" and it comes back with "It's likely it will rain today. There's a 62% chance there will be rain" So you then ask it "Alexa, what time will it rain today?" She comes back saying "It's likely it will rain today. There's a 62% chance there will be rain" So you then ask it "Alexa will it rain this morning?" She retorts "It's likely it will rain today. There's a 62% chance there will be rain" You ask "Alexa, will it rain this afternoon?" She retorts "Yes, there will be showers at around 5pm" SO, all the above couldn't in any way be covered by a beep. In contrast, "Hey Google, will it rain today" "Yes, there will be rain today. You can expect showers at around 5pm" Which is short and sweet and which one needs to book an hour on the psychiatrist's couch?
I paid £180 for it. Was watching the only one Argos had in the country, which was in Rhyl, but lockdown prevented me from driving over, that was £299, so I saved myself a drive, (I'm near Manchester), and a few quid too!
Oh great, can I borrow your time machine? You do have a time machine, don’t you? Of course you do, otherwise your comment would have been completely useless and a waste of everyone’s time! I feel silly for even suggesting otherwise. So when can I borrow it?
Yep return postage was free, I went on live chat and said it’s not as described as it should last 10 years but would only last 6. I said they could either refund me 40% of the cost or return it for a full refund. They didn’t even acknowledge the 40% offer and just generated me a label. Presumably they must’ve had quite a few of these now!
Did you get the return postage paid? Asking me to pay for it.
Same issue here - September 2017 so not good enough for the price. I’ve emailed BT but will hop on web chat tomorrow. Shame, I’ll probably pick one up from Google whilst the 10% offer is on the Google Store.
Yep! I arranged mine via Live Chat (as when trying the "Return" option from the orders screen no one got back to me) Already got my refunds now, which is nice. Just a shame they weren't up front about the expiry dates in the first place.
All politics and money hopefully one day I can say computer or Alfred instead of hey Google try hey boo boo for a change :)
I'm so sick of saying "OK Google". FFS it should be possible to change the wake word. Also, why does she need to parrot back everything I ask for, it's so needy. Saying "OK. Playing Radio 6 Music from the BBC" is not a very interesting or necessary interjection, just play it!
Hit and miss with these. They simply put them in a plastic bag and post them. I've had two that have failed now so I'm guessing it's because of the knocking about they get during postage.
I just received mine thanks to OP. Just be careful as mine was supplied with 5V 1A UK lead which is too weak to provide enough power - when listening to music (I have it paired with another unit) it basically reboots itself. Google originally provided these with 5V 1.8A chargers, so I just need to find a nice 2A cable to power it properly. There is some threads on the web about cases where device keeps rebooting when power cable is not correctly chosen. Mymemory customer service very kindly refunded me for the inconvenience, no need to send the item back 8)
I wonder how they work with say other speakers of you want better sound
Good price o got a few of these through the deal they did a while ago wouldn't be without now sound isn't bad and only recently found out can pair two for better stereo sound
Posted 3rd AprPosted 3rd Apr
Google Home Mini Smart Speaker (Gen 1) - Chalk/Coral & Charcoal - Refurbished FFP - £14.95 Delivered @ MyMemory£14.95 Free P&P FreeMyMemory Deals
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Agree. After your 1st comment I hadn't noticed the power rating on my units, so I put the no-name adaptor onto a USB load bank & saw that it crashed at a very low 1.03a. It's worth noting I have another with a genuine Google adaptor rated at 1.8a that will happily pull 2.8a; showing it's of vastly superior quality. Your points are all valid, however I don't run my units loud, so haven't noticed any issues. Yet.
And Google are not in the business of wasting money - they included a 1.8A charger because that's what the Home Mini requires. If you use a low-quality 1A charger the output voltage will sag (drops below 5V) when you crank the volume, resulting in weird behaviour incl drop-outs, reboots and sometimes even hard-bricks due to corrupted memory. Many people won't notice this until they are out of the 6 month warranty.
Having a micro-usb power socket, it isn't hard to power these things from an alternative supply. A powerbank makes them cordless. The v2 has a barrel connector power socket...
Its coming as Grand Total £31.98 and not £28.02. Has anybody else tested this?
Never had any bother, but this is true & the adaptor supplied is a generic 1a that when tested tops out at 1 03a, whereas the genuine 1.8a adaptor tops out at 2.8a & is much better quality.
Posted 25th MarPosted 25th Mar
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If you upload your own songs to YouTube music you should be able to ask and play them without a subscription. I have noticed ads creeping into this too tho which wasn't the case with Google Play Music...
I have one and a nest and I didn't realise at the time that, unless you have a Spotify or YouTube subscription, you can't ask it to play a specific song...just a playlist or station. Also, there's ads pretty much after every song for a premium YouTube subscription for £9.99. Personally, I wish I never bothered and it sits there pretty much redundant. Good deal but just wanted to give a heads up
Have a few dotted around. Never had that issue.
Unfortunately not. Google removed this feature in the UK a few months ago. You can make free Duo calls tho AFAIK.
Got my two, 7 days delivered. Excellent condition, unbranded adaptors. Both booted up fine, gave 'may not work in your country' warning on the google home app (ignored). Initially the google voice was American. Stalled at the final set up stage & needed a full power reset (to load uk settings?). On reboot, all good & English voice & works perfectly.
Yeah was fine, no marks or anything
How quick was delivery?
Thanks! I was looking for a cheap one for the office to listen to Spotify whilst working :) (y) 🏻
Not good. Just saw your comment after buying two. Contemplating cancelling the order now.
Posted 5th FebPosted 5th Feb
Google Home Mini 1st Gen (Official Google Refurbished FFP) - £14.95 (Charcoal/Chalk/Coral) - £15.99 (Aqua) delivered @ MyMemory£14.95 Free P&P FreeMyMemory Deals
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Thanks OP. This might come with a different plug fitting than the round one you are expecting. One I ordered (a Xmas present) had a square plug. Looked like a 3rd party plug tbh but I couldn’t be be 100% certain. Just so people are aware. Might not of course. Just a heads up in case. Thanks OP.
Thanks @tascheman - deal updated and credit given in description