Apple is introducing a smaller and cheaper member to its smart home speaker line with the new HomePod Mini.
Unlike the original HomePod, the Apple HomePod Mini features a smaller rounded design that’s only 3.3-inches tall. It is wrapped in mesh fabric, with a unique light panel on the top that houses the touch controls.
It features a full-range driver and dual passive radiators for a 360-degree sound. As per Apple, it offers deep bass and crisp highs. You can have two of these in a single room for a stereo pair setup.
Apple also highlights its computational audio technology that improves the overall sound quality and volume, while still having the ability to hear voice commands through the built-in speakers.
It can recognize voices of up to six different family members to tailor each command. Plus a new intercom feature, which delivers quick voice messages on all HomePods and other Apple devices in the same family account.
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The Apple HomePod Mini has a price of USD99 (around Php4,800) and comes in Space Gray and White. We never officially got the original HomePod here in the Philippines. Hopefully, this time, we do.