Google Expands its Home Family with the Home Mini and the Home Max


Google’s new generation of virtual assistants have arrived, with two models designed to fit into nearly any home setting. The Google Home Mini sports all the hands-free features you already love about its big brother, but in a smaller form factor. Available in Chalk or Charcoal color options, the Google Home Mini is a mere 3.86" wide and 1.65" tall. While small, it closely resembles the original Google Home, minus the touch-surface controls. With far-field voice recognition technology, you can talk to Google from across the room, adjust your schedule, and even control your multimedia and compatible smart home devices with the Google Assistant.

A 1.86-inch-high excursion driver provides audio for media playback, with support for popular file formats like MP3, WAV, FLAC, and more,  with Chromecast and Chromecast Audio built in. The system can recognize up to six different voices and provides personalized responses for each. The Google Home Mini supports Android 4.2 and higher and iOS 9.1 and higher, and offers dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi connectivity. 

On the other end of the Google Home spectrum is the Google Home Max. Also available in chalk and charcoal color options, the Max is more music-oriented, with dual 4.5” woofers for improved bass over its little brothers, and two 0.7” tweeters to round out the sound. With its larger drivers come a larger footprint, 13.2 x 7.4 x 6” overall, and it can stand on either end to help save space. Powered by the Google Assistant, the Google Home Max will provide all the same functionality as the rest of its family.

Come into the B&H SuperStore to see the Google Home Mini, the Google Home Max, and the rest of our virtual assistant lineup. If you can’t make it in, our friendly, knowledgeable sales staff can help you choose the right virtual assistant over the phone at 800-606-6969, or via chat or email.

Do you use a virtual assistant, or are you interested in one? Which one, and what do/will you use it for? Let us know in the Comments section, below, to join in the conversation.