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Google offers a free Home Mini for Nest buyers

Written by Matti Robinson @ 03 Dec 2017 11:44 User comments (2)

Google offers a free Home Mini for Nest buyers

Black Friday, and even Cyber Monday, are far in the past already, but fear not, there are still some offers in store that might want you to invest in some sweet tech gifts.
One of the more succulent offerings comes from Google that has decided to help you start with a smart home setup by bundling a smart speaker with a Nest purchase. What's even better, the Google Home Mini is for free.

This deal is available until the end of the year, so you can grab one even with Christmas gift happens to be a suitable gift card. The only requirements are that the Nest product, or single products bundle is valued at $99 or more, and you buy the products from Google Store or Nest Store.

After you've chosen the qualified product you'll be prompted to choose a color for your free Google Home Mini. Colors available are Charcoal and Chalk, so essentially a darker and a lighter shade of gray. Don't forget to add the Google Home Mini to your cart though, according to PhoneArena you'll hate to manually add it if you are using Google Store.



Google Home Mini is search giant's newest addition to the smart speaker lineup, in addition to Home Max of course. It is a small speaker that has all the same Google Assistant features as the larger ones but isn't really meant for listening to music. It is currently on sale for $29, previously costing $49.

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2 user comments

14.12.2017 11:54

So........this prick company that Nest is, offers the device for 199 instead of 249 very recently, only to nix that nice offer and up the price back 50 bucks to where it originally was, then give you a free piece of shit Google Home Mini worth 29 bucks? Google Home anything is lame, voice commanding around your stupid house is lame and this is a terrible offer.

Pass!

210.12.2017 23:37

At this point I have seen enough IoT devices abandoned or even intentionally bricked by manufacturers that I wouldn't even trust a company like Google to support one for long enough that it pays for itself in energy savings and such. If I had some legitimate use for it...like if the light switches and outlets were setup by a moron and I could use my phone to address the issue rather than paying for the house to be rewired...then I might be tempted. As it is, their best selling point to me is a tiny reduction in energy use that might never pay for the system if you include the interest I'd make by putting that same money into blue chips or something. Even without the web-connected microphones and questionable future support, it's hard to justify the base price...let alone what you actually end up spending once you buy all the accessories you need to make it do what you actually want it to do.

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