We are living in the 21st century, where everything happens in a smart way, from turning on the TV to switching off lights. Humans are getting dependent on technologies. After being in the search domain for the last two decades, Google has shifted its attention from assisting you on-screen to voice-based assistants. As you can see, it has come a long way.
At first, Google was focused on providing the result for queries. But now, it is providing you smart products to make your home smarter. Gone are the days when there were smartphones or smartTV. Nowadays, we have a smart home, where everything is installed, having the capability to turn on with a voice-command.
Now for them to take in the voice command, it is necessary to have a device that can recognize the command. Echo Dot of Amazon is one of them. But when we talk about Google, there is Google Home, Google Mini, Chromecast, and many more. It also launched a newer version of Google Nest Mini as a ‘Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen)’ on 22nd October 2019 and was launched in India on 25th November 2019. The first words that come to our mind when we look at it closely are:- SMART, CUTE, and STRONG.
Here in this article, we are going to describe the tech specs of Google Nest Mini (2nd generation). First of all, let’s look at its structure.
- This small packet with larger output comes with a height of 1.65 inches and a diameter (width) of 3.85 inches.
- The unbelievable thing is its weight – which is only 181 grams.
- It can be hanged on the wall as well as placed on the floor, sofa-set, bed, anywhere.
- Mic switch is located at the bottom side (so that you can turn off whenever you want).
- It comes in color variation of chalk, sky, coral, and charcoal.
Moving on to Tech Spec, we have:-
- Capacitive touch controls
- 3 far-field microphones
- 360-degree Sound with 40mm Speaker
- Quad-core 64-bit ARM CPU 1.4 GHz
- High-performance ML hardware engine
- Supported Operating Systems: Android and iOS
- Wi-Fi Connectivity [802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz/5 GHz)]
- Bluetooth® 5.0 Connectivity (No 3.5mm audio jack to connect external speakers)
- Chromecast built-in Connectivity
- Power:- 15-Watt power adaptor
- Port:- DC Power Jack
There are certain requirements to run the Google Nest Mini effectively, and they are:-
- Wi-Fi requires 802.11a/b/g/n/ac access point (router)
- Nearby electrical socket
- Google Home app on a compatible device
Nest Mini promises the bigger, richer sound in the newer version with the 2x stronger bass. This 2nd Gen Nest Mini has improved voice recognition; now, you can ask help from across the room as well.
Google Nest Mini has volume control buttons as well, but on sides enclosed with LED so that you can locate it easily. But, you may not need them has this newer version automatically adjusts its volume according to the background noises. For instance, if your TV is on, it will automatically respond in louder volume, and when its pin-drop silence, it will adjust accordingly and will respond with an average volume.
In the above paragraph, we told you about the volume and speaker quality. Now we will tell you about its hearing capacity (review on the mic). It can recognize your voice even in the noisiest room. Isn’t that amazing? Even your partner wouldn’t be able to hear you out, but Google Nest Mini can!
It can be a faster and smarter assistant for you. Nest Mini answers quickly and accurately than Google Mini. You can ask back to back questions, and it will respond quickly. For example, if you ask, ‘What’s the distance between New York and New Jersey?’ It will give an accurate answer and will also answer the follow-up questions like ‘How much time it will take to reach New Jersey?’ that too quickly and in a detailed manner.
What can you do with the smart speaker?
Ask Google about anything, from news to weather (literally anything) and hear the answer, which is better than reading, right? We know you often forget your daily schedule. To resolve this concern, set reminders, and alarms for it and let Google remind you about your appointments.
In addition to this, you can also order anything like, play my favorite music, turn off the TV, dim the lights, call my baby, etc. but for all these to work, you will need to set-up the Google Home and Nest Mini. Please note, you will also need to install smart lights and sockets to make these commands work.
You can use Google Nest Mini as an intercom to call other Google or Nest Speakers in the home. You can also use its stream transfer feature to move the content to compatible devices.
Interesting Thing to Know:- It has been made keeping the environment in mind. It has a durable fabric top made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. So basically, you are going to feel like talking with the fabric ball (a smarter one!). Up to six people can link their accounts to Google Nest Mini for personalized responses.
Get Smarter with the Nest Mini:-
So now, with Google Nest Mini, you can control your smart home with just voice command. If you wish to acquire a product that is smart, fast, small, and durable, go for
Google Nest Mini (2nd Generation). Everyone knows that Google products are, no doubt, durable. We know there isn’t much change in structure, though, but Google is smart enough to make changes where needed. Google Nest Mini can be your soul speaker to keep you on-time, organized, and entertained. What more do you wish for? To know more about top gadgets and tech news visit Technographx.