Tag Archive: Minis


Google gives away almost 20,000 Home Minis

At last night’s Western Conference Finals game between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trailblazers, Google made a ton of fans very happy. They gave one lucky fan a chance to sink a half-court shot to send all of the 19,000+ fans in attendance home with a Google Home Mini, but what fans didn’t expect is that if he missed, they’d still get their assistant-enabled speaker too. And that they did.

The giveaway was the largest and most expensive sports  [Read More…]

Control your home with two TP-Link Smart Plug Minis on sale for $14 apiece

Getting invested in smart home technology doesn’t require a huge down payment. You can get started with something as simple as this two-pack of TP-Link’s Kasa HS105 Smart Plug Mini, and today Amazon’s offering the pair for just $ 27.99. That’s a savings of $ 16 off its regular cost these days, and by choosing No-Rush Shipping, you can save a little extra and bring its price down a little more. Some Amazon customers may also see a clippable coupon  [Read More…]

Get two Google Home Minis for free with this discounted Philips Hue Starter Kit

If you’re looking to get into the smart home world, this bundle offers a great start.

When you think of smart lights, you think of Philips Hue. When you think of smart assistants, you think of Google Home. Right now, Best Buy is bundling the 4-bulb Hue Color Starter Kit with two Google Home Minis for just $ 169.99. The Hue Starter Kit regularly sells for as much as $ 199.99 on its own, so this is not only  [Read More…]

Add Google’s Home Hub and two Google Home Minis to your smart home for $130

Have Google Assistant available everywhere with this bundle.

Verizon has an awesome deal right now on Google Home products, offering the newly-released Google Home Hub at a $ 20 discount and throwing in two Google Home Mini smart speakers for free. All in, you’re getting at least $ 200-worth of Google Assistant devices for less than the Hub alone would normally cost. All you have to do is add one Hub and two Minis to your cart  [Read More…]

Stock up on TP-Link’s Smart Plug Minis for just $16 each

Small and oh so smart.

The TP-Link smart plug mini is down to $ 15.82 on Amazon, which is its lowest price ever. It tends to fluctuate a bunch, but seems to bound between $ 24 and $ 30. The last deal we shared on it was a drop to $ 20.

One of these would be perfect to begin automating and scheduling the use of some of your recent Black Friday purchases. Unlike most other smart  [Read More…]

Opera Mini’s new Video Boost will help you cut down on buffering times

Opera Mini for Android has been updated with a slate of new features intended to help users cut back on their data consumption — particularly where mobile video is concerned. The headlining feature of Opera Mini 15 is Video Boost, which Opera says will reduce the size of video data to cut down on your loading time and buffering while viewing over mobile data. Of course, the latest update to Opera Mini also includes some other notable  [Read More…]

Shamu and the Minis — a musing on device sizes

We keep having this same conversation — but “smaller” phones have got to stop skimping on specs

Size matters. That’s all there is to it.

We’ve seen quite a bit of talk about phones and the sizes they come in, particularly as those sizes have increased over the years. We all have our opinions on how our phones seem to be blurring (or outright obliterating) the line between phones and tablets. And more recently there’s been quite  [Read More…]