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[Everywhere] (Warm) Google Home Mini - $25

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[Everywhere] (Warm) Google Home Mini - $25

Didn't see this posted yet, but it looks like Google is clearing it's Mini to make room for the Nest Mini. All the stores I've checked (BestBuy,ca, Staples.ca, TheSource.ca, HomeDepot.ca, Visions.ca) seem to have lowered their prices. If you did purchase one within the last 30 days, you may be able to get it price adjusted (depending on your store's price match policy, of course).
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Just noticed Lowes.ca hasn't adjusted their prices yet (still $29), so price match opportunity there to get an extra 10% off!
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Worth it just for "Okay Google, set timer 10 minutes."
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They finally re-introduced integration with different List apps like Google Keep. It was super annoying using the browser based shopping list.

We have multiple lists for different stores so it's useful in that sense.
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redkulat wrote: They finally re-introduced integration with different List apps like Google Keep. It was super annoying using the browser based shopping list.

We have multiple lists for different stores so it's useful in that sense.
What do you mean ?
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Daf wrote: What do you mean ?
You add a service under Notes and List. We created multiple checklists in Google keep so we have seperate ones for stores like Walmart, Costco, No Frills, etc.

For some reason when we did "hey Google add item to grocery list" it was giving errors so we renamed it to No Frills and it was fine.
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Good thing you don't own a cellphone, then. Always-on voice assistants have been around a lot longer than smart speakers.

Great deal OP! Grabbed one from Staples to pair with my other Home Mini in L/R speaker mode.
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RiCHC3 wrote: Worth it just for "Okay Google, set timer 10 minutes."
More like, Okay Google, Okay Google, for ****sakes why do I always have to ask 3 times, Okay Google.
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This is the last generation. I was told Nest Mini is better.
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deal_with_singh wrote: This is the last generation. I was told Nest Mini is better.
This is the gen 1 Mini. Nest Mini is gen 2, with better speaker & improved bass.
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RiCHC3 wrote: Worth it just for "Okay Google, set timer 10 minutes."

Lol... honestly never really saw the big deal with it either until I started using it more. Although, I still don't see it as something I'd buy for myself, my wife bought one for me, and find it slightly more useful than I initially believed. I set it up to Chromecast to turn my TV on/off (well as volume controls, etc). Also used it as an intercom one time to tell my son to get upstairs to bed... f--cking hilarious, he freaked out, lol.
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RiCHC3 wrote: Worth it just for "Okay Google, set timer 10 minutes."
all that does for me is set it on my phone in my pocket
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Back when I was reading 1984 in highschool, I thought it was extremely fictional that everyone would have a surveillance device in their home or in their pocket. Doesn't seem that fictional now...
I own a service with Public Mobile and with Fido.
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decent deal!

we use them quite often in the kitchen to set timer...or have it read the news (use the app to control what news your want to listen to). Bedroom one has a recurring alarm setup and we check the weather and traffic with it often. We also have quite a few smart switches and cams around the house so its quite useful. Recently got one with a screen (@staples with coupon) to check who rung the door bell...but contemplating whether or not i should keep it

Best use i believe is to group all devices as a speaker so when we host, we can have all speakers play the same music at the same time...ghetto sonos!

Lastly, i recommend buying housings on amazon so you can mount it at the plug, reducing clutter and cable mess.
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Thanks OP! I have about 8 of these ready for the new place - I don't give a crap who is listening/monitoring my online activity I have absolutely nothing to hide!

No facebook+Pihole+uBlock+Firefox (because I HATE ads) let them data mine me to their hearts content!
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I never wanted one but was gifted one for Xmas. I purchased another last week.

My mom uses it for kitchen alarm 10 minutes (alarm keeps beeping, timer beeps then stops so you might miss it), play 50's music, play elvis, everly brothers, paul anka, 680nes, chumfm, radio maria, listening to recipes.

I use it for morning weather: "good morning", morning alarm with music from my google play playlist.
Got them near cost price for around $10 from my secret seller.

was not overly impressed with speaker quality for music, but it will pair with a bluetooth speaker so I ordered one and am waiting for it to arrive.
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Google Home can add a lot of value to everyday life. Very useful in the bathroom to listen to news, ask the time, or play music. Sometimes your shower thoughts may lead to questions and then you can ask Google immediately. The Nest Mini (gen 2) is definitely better sounding for music though.

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