HomePod Mini: The Review I’ve Wanted to Write for 3 Years

HomePod Mini: The Review I’ve Wanted to Write for 3 Years
The HomePod mini is something I’ve been campaigning for since November 2017, 3 months before the original HomePod was even released. It just seemed obvious to me that if Apple wanted to get a foothold in the smart speaker market, they needed something lower cost to even get people

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A HomePod with an Aux Jack Would be Heaven

‌How to output all Mac sound to stereo-paired HomePods, though with drawbacks - 9to5Mac It’s not a great solution, but it is certainly better than nothing.Look, I know some people are going to cry bloody murder here, but I'd love for a version of the HomePod that shipped

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Enjoy Your HomePod Apple Music Playlist

Back when the HomePod was new, I made a playlist with a bunch of songs I thought would sound great on Apple's then new speaker. Since then, I'm not sure a day hs gone by without me getting a notification that someone has added that playlist to thier library. The

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The Sonos One is Basically a HomePod with Google Assistant

Abner Li writing for 9to5Google: Sonos speakers are a step up for most home audio systems and the just added Google Assistant support makes the products even more appealing. The Sonos One and Beam are now frustratingly close to being a better Google Home, but ultimately are not direct replacements,

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Apple Music Coming to Google Home

I saw this this story on MacRumors tonight and immediately thought about selling my HomePods. I immediately went to my Google Home app to see if I saw the same thing. Hell yeah! Now, I probably won’t, as I enjoy AirPlay 2 enough to probably keep them around, but

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A Minor HomePod Annoyance (timers with multiple HomePods)

https://youtu.be/TPEc1R6BbdU The biggest current annoyance I have with the HomePod is how the interact with each other. Basically, if you have multiple HomerPods, none of them know what timers the others are running. So if I set a timer in the kitchen, I can’t make it

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9 Months With HomePod

I’ve had a HomePod in my life since they released on February 9 this year and I’ve used mine everyday. Since then I’ve even bought a second HomePod and have tried them out in a bunch of different setups. I wanted to talk about that as well

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A Few Strong Smart Speaker Opinions

One: Amazon got this whole “voice in a can” revolution going, and they deserve tons of credit for figuring that out. When the original Echo was announced, we all thought it was going to flop. Instead, it has heralded a wave of innovation (and $$$) in this new category. This extends

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HomePod Gets It’s First Meaningful Update

Note: HomePod did get an update last month, but no one was able to suss out any user-facing changes. The most exciting update for me is the ability to finally ask my HomePod about my schedule for the day. My work calendar is super important to me and the fact

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