Apple’s embargo prompted HomePod mini reviews to be promoted before its release on Monday. In addition to an in-depth review of HomePod mini reviews, we also collected a series of unboxing videos and sound quality tests below.
As the name suggests, the HomePod mini is a smaller version of the standard HomePod, only 3.3 inches tall. However, Apple said that despite its compact, spherical design, HomePod mini still uses “computing audio” to provide “amazing sound.” The speaker is equipped with the same S5 chip as Apple Watch Series 5, so that the speaker can optimize the loudness, adjust the dynamic range and so on.
Like the standard HomePod, HomePod mini provides HomeKit smart home functions, audio transfer from iPhone, multi-user detection, ambient sound, and compatibility with Apple’s new intercom function, which can send voice messages from one HomePod to another HomePod. iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods or vehicles with CarPlay.
The HomePod mini is priced at $99 in the United States. Pre-orders will start on November 6th (Friday), and the first batch of products delivered to customers and in-store supply will start on November 16th (Monday). In addition to the United States, countries on the release date include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Spain and the United Kingdom.