Amazon Echo Dot v Google Home Mini: The affordable smart speaker brouhaha

Which impulse-buy speaker is for you?

For the longest time, the only affordable way to get into the smart home game was to lean onto Alexa and buy an Echo Dot. The little device turned out to be Amazon’s trojan horse into the smart home game, leading smart speaker salesin the process.

But now there’s another horse in this race. Google has the Home Mini, an adorable, pebble-shaped miniature of it’s bigger Home smart speaker, which is already a formidable foe for the larger Amazon Echo.

Amazon Echo Dot v Google Home Mini

Neither are going to suit everyone’s needs, but they both can give you the information you need, contact friends and family and be a handy assistant in the kitchen. So which one should you plop down that money for? Let’s find out.

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