Apple HomePod. That chunk of beauty and Apple’s answer to Amazon Echo has a baby. With who, I don’t know, but we know the child is Apple HomePod mini. Apple HomePod mini Smart Speaker is for those who find the original HomePod too large and far too pricey.
Its 3.3 inches (84.3 mm) and 3.9 inches (97.9 cm) wide size (that’s slightly larger than a baseball ball) is adorable. We appreciate that Apple’s designer did not merely shrink down the HomePod; it is an entirely new design.
The mini sized Apple smart speaker resembles a sphere, well, almost a sphere. It has a flat bottom for obvious reason and a truncated top that is home to a backlit touch control. The touch control lets you control music and interact with Siri.
The Apple HomePod mini is multi-room ready, works as an intercom to holla out to other family members, has the ability to recognize individual family member’s voice, and when another Apple HomePod mini is within range, a stereo pair will be automatically created.
It promised to deliver rich and detailed acoustic through computational audio powered by the same S5 chip that runs last-gen Apple Watch.
Along with advanced software, it enables the device to optimize loudness, adjust the dynamic range, and control the movement of the full-range driver and the two force-cancelling passive radiators in real time. Finally, a specially designed waveguide help to achieve 360-degree audio.
The new Apple HomePod mini Smart Speaker will be offered in white and space gray for US$99. Pre-order for the device is set to begin on November 6 with shipping to happen starting on November 16.
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