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Control all your compatible Apple devices, talk to family members in other rooms, and enjoy full Siri functionality with the space gray Apple HomePod mini. It connects to your wireless network to provide control of, and access to, all of your HomeKit-compatible devices. It will play music, check the weather and traffic, tell you sports scores, control your compatible smart home equipment, and more with Siri. Using a far-field four-microphone array, the HomePod mini can perform the requested task in an instant. Siri can be activated with the words "Hey Siri" or by touching and holding the touch surface. With Siri, a variety of features work across the HomePod mini and other compatible devices for full integration into your Apple ecosystem.
At just 3.3" tall, the HomePod mini takes up minimal space and is designed to fill the room with 360° audio for enhanced sound from nearly any angle. The acoustic waveguide directs sound out the bottom of the speaker to create the 360° audio field for consistent audio virtually everywhere in the room.
The Apple S5 chip enables computational audio, which processes complex algorithms in real time to help produce balanced, fine-tuned sound at nearly any volume and provide the full, detailed tones of a larger speaker without missing your voice commands. The full-range driver uses a powerful neodymium magnet to deliver deep bass and crisp high frequencies.
The force-canceling passive radiators help extend the bass response of the HomePod mini.
Four microphones work together to help cancel noise and listen for your "Hey Siri" command, so even if your environment is loud, you don't have to turn the volume down or move closer to the speaker to be heard.
The HomePod mini is wrapped in a seamless mesh fabric that's virtually transparent to the sound passing through it. A backlit touch surface on the top provides quick touch control.
With multiple HomePod mini or AirPlay 2-compatible speakers placed around the house, you can have a connected sound system for your whole home. Ask Siri to play one song everywhere or a different song in each room. The speaker also works with the HomePod for multiroom audio and features like Intercom.
If you want to take the sound experience even further, you can connect two HomePod mini speakers in the same room to create a stereo pair for discrete left and right channels and a more immersive soundstage.
Whether you need a hand with various everyday tasks, want control over your smart home accessories, or want to hear your favorite song, you can just ask Siri. Siri can recognize the voices of up to six different family members on the HomePod mini and create a personalized experience for each person, so everyone hears their own music when they ask for it. With Personal Requests, Siri can recognize a particular voice and relay that person's information from iPhone apps like Messages, Calendar, Reminders, and Contacts.
With more than one HomePod in the house, you can communicate with your family members using the Intercom function. Ask Siri to send your message to the whole house, or to individual rooms, and everyone can respond. Intercom also works with your other compatible Apple devices, so you can send and receive messages through CarPlay while you're driving, on your AirPods during a workout, or with your Apple Watch while you're running errands.
Getting set up and staying connected from anywhere is designed to be easy with the Home app and the HomePod mini. When you set it up, it's automatically added to the Home app, and you can instantly control any of your HomeKit devices with just your voice. The HomePod mini can also act as a home hub, letting you control your HomeKit accessories remotely, see a live view from the front door, close your garage door, and lock or unlock doors through the Home app.
The HomePod mini only listens for "Hey Siri," so you can speak freely knowing that nothing you say is sent out of your home until you activate Siri, whether with a touch or with the words, "Hey Siri." When you ask Siri something, your request is associated with a random identifier, not your Apple ID. With HomeKit Secure Video support, the HomePod mini can analyze the feeds of your supported video cameras, detecting the presence of people and recognizing familiar faces, pets, and cars. All the video processing is done on the device before it's sent via end-to-end encryption to the iCloud, so your recordings are only seen by you and those you share them with, not Apple. The speaker also works with your iPhone for requests like hearing your messages or notes, so they're completed on the device without revealing the information to Apple.
Pick up an incoming call from your iPhone, listen to music on your Mac, or upgrade your TV experience by taking the sound from your Apple TV, all through the HomePod mini. You can switch audio playback from the HomePod mini to your iPhone by simply bringing your iPhone close to the speaker. Following a scheduled future firmware update, you'll feel the connection between your iPhone and the HomePod mini via haptic feedback, as well as personalized listening suggestions via your iPhone when you hold it near the HomePod mini, providing instant control without having to unlock your iPhone.
Apple Music, iTunes music purchases, iCloud Music Library with an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription, third-party music services, Apple Music Radio or episodes on demand, radio stations from TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Radio.com, Apple Podcasts, News briefings, and content streamed via AirPlay from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac.
A single tap plays or pauses music or Siri; a double-tap skips; a triple-tap skips back; touch and hold to activate Siri; tap or hold the + and - portion of the panel for volume up or down.
Brand - Apple, Model - Apple HomePod Mini, Type - Smart Speaker, Channel - 1:0, Connectivity - Bluetooth, USB Port - None, Microphone - Yes (built-in), Bluetooth Version - Bluetooth 5.0, Body Materials - Fabric, Plastic, Dimensions (WxHxD) - 97.9 x 84.3mm, Weight - 345gm, Color - Space Gray, Feature - Apple Music, iTunes music purchases, iCloud Music Library with an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription, Third-party music services, Apple Music Radio or episodes on demand, Radio stations from TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Radio.com, Apple Podcasts, News briefings, AirPlay other content to HomePod mini from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac, Touch Accommodations, Siri, VoiceOver, Home app and HomeKit, Intercom transcriptions, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Direct guest access, Bluetooth 5.0, Thread, Ultra Wideband chip for device proximity, HomePod mini is designed to fit anywhere in the house, Its elegant shape is wrapped in a perfectly seamless mesh fabric thats virtually transparent to the sound passing through it, A backlit touch surface on the top provides quick control, Others - Compatibility: iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone SE (1st generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 11-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad (8th generation), iPad (7th generation), iPad (6th generation), iPad (5th generation), iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini 4, iPod touch (7th generation), Touch Controls: Single Tap (Play/Pause music or Siri), Double-tap (Skip), Triple-tap (Skip back), Touch and hold (Siri), Tap or hold + or ??? (Volume up/down), Specialty - Full-range driver and dual passive radiators for deep bass and crisp high frequencies, Custom acoustic waveguide for a 360 degree sound field, Acoustically transparent fabric, Computational audio for real-time tuning, Four-microphone design for far-field Siri, Multiroom audio with AirPlay 2, Stereo pair capable, Jam-packed with innovation, HomePod mini delivers unexpectedly big sound for a speaker of its size, 3.3 inches tall, it takes up almost no space but fills the entire room with rich 360???degree audio that sounds amazing from every angle, Boundary-pushing computational audio creates the full, detailed tones of a much larger speaker - and HomePod mini turns it up without missing voice commands, Packet Contains - HomePod mini, 20W power adapter, Documentation, Part No - MY5G2LL/A, Warranty - 1 Year
Speakers determine the overall sound quality of your system, so it is definitely worth spending some extra time listening to a few models before making a purchase decision. Modern day speakers come with varieties of features, some you may need, some are not worth your extra bucks. Here, we have prepared a buying guide for you to let you know everything you need before choosing a speaker for your system.
One of the most frequent questions we get asked is whether someone should buy wired speakers, or wireless, so we find it necessary to discuss the pros and cons of each. Since features like Bluetooth and Wifi became common, manufacturers are slowly tilting toward wireless feature relieving us from the cable clutter, along with bringing gradual improvement in the sound quality. Wired speakers still dominate with proponents saying that wired speakers deliver far better sound quality compared to the wireless ones.
Since the wireless speakers started penetrating into the market, it was widely accepted that their wired counterpart delivers comparatively better sound quality. The reasoning for this is quite simple. It is much easier to transmit a greater amount of electrical data through a physical wire than sending it on a wireless signal. More data means greater audio fidelity, which is quite difficult to reach for wireless devices.
However, wireless speakers have shown great promise with technological advancement. The gap between the sound quality of wired and wireless speakers is a lot narrower than it used to be. Let’s dive into the advantages and disadvantages of both.
Wired Speakers: Pros and Cons
The biggest advantage of wired speakers actually has nothing to do with sound quality. The biggest advantage is about control. Wired speakers give you a lot of control on some of the aspects like sound. Whatever system you are using to stream the audio, you will need a digital to analog converter and an amplifier if you want to boost the analog signals.
This will have a huge impact on the sound, something you do not get in the wireless speakers. The thing you need to consider is that you may need to purchase these components separately thus a higher cost for you.
Wired speakers are also very easy to use unless you’re simply hopeless with technology because you will need to connect the cables to the different components.
Wired speakers give stable connection, and are cheaper than wireless speakers.
That doesn't mean they don't have downsides. Chief among these is that you will have to deal with wires – obviously. For some, a collection of snaking cables can be a real annoyance, an annoyance which can be multiplied if you happen to be setting up are full surround sound system. We’ll talk about the difference that expensive cables can make below.
The second major downside is that you will need to do a little bit of calculation when making your purchase, to ensure that the speakers are correctly matched to the power level of your amplifier. You don’t need to stress too much about this – you have to work quite hard to blow your speakers – but it is something that you need to do.
To sum up: you should buy wired speakers if you want precise control over your sound, if you want to be able to swap out components in the future, and if you’re okay with having a few wires lying around.
Wireless Speakers: Pros and Cons
The main advantage of wireless speakers is it allows you to have a speaker system that does not use any wires to function. All you need to do is plug in your speaker, connecting it to a wall outlet (or not, if it’s battery driven), then hook it up to your sound source via WiFi or Bluetooth, and you’re away. For us, this is absolutely the best reason to own a wireless speaker. It is so unbelievably easy.
Wireless speakers enable you to pair up a large number of speakers all around the house for better sound.
The main disadvantage is that you do not have any control over the amplifier or the conversion.
You also need to take into consideration that if there is a power switch or a power cut out, you cannot use them. It can also abruptly disconnect from the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth then you have to start the reconnection process again.
Since wireless speakers depend on wireless data transfer, it requires compression to be done which could lead to poor sound quality.
They are often more expensive than wired speakers, and some require a level of cabling because the main speaker has to be connected to a power supply and then you wirelessly connect it to the other speakers.
You also have to be careful about the range and anything that may interfere with the signal transfer. Some things like walls or corners can interfere with the transfer of data, and you’ll be unable to enjoy the sound without interference.
So where does that leave you? When would you buy a wireless speaker? Well, you go for one (or several) if you want an easy, efficient sound system that will fit seamlessly into your existing gadget ecosystem, without any hassle or additional equipment.