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CNET 13 Oct 2020

HomePod Mini impressions: A $99 sphere of Apple goodness

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Here are our thoughts so far on Apple's Homepod Mini, the more-affordable smart speaker. Apple's new speaker aims to bring high-end sound quality and Siri-enabled smarts to a smaller and more affordable package. The $99 HomePod Mini will go on sale in November in two colors. It'll connect to your iPhone, iPad and even CarPlay in interesting ways.


The long-awaited HomePod Mini is here. It's Apple's smaller, more affordable smart speaker, and it competes with Google's Nest Mini and Amazon's new Echo Dot. With impressive sound and Siri on board, it might hit the sweet spot for Apple fans looking for a HomeKit smart home speaker.
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Chapters:
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12:34 Views of people on the street
13:48 Respect for free press?
15:39 Afraid of the truth?
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21:28 Inhuman treatment
24:25 European values
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