Google announces Home Mini, a $49 answer to the Amazon Echo Dot

To the surprise of no one, Google today announced a smaller version of its Google Home smart speaker. The Google Home Mini looks like a small hockey puck and will retail for $50. At this size and price, you can’t expect great audio quality, but in return you get access to all the wisdom of the Google Assistant in a small package that weighs less than a pound and doesn’t break the bank.

The Mini will be available for preorder today and start shipping October 19.