Google Home Mini - Chalk

  • Model #: H0A
  • Web Code: 11615335
  • Release Date: 10-19-2017
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Small, simple, and powerful. Say hello to Google Home Mini. This helpful voice-activated smart home speaker is powered by Google Assistant, giving you hands-free control of your smart home, including Nest, Philips Hue, Belkin, and WeMo devices. Ask the Mini questions, tell it do things, and get answers from Google using only your voice.

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  • Your personal assistant in a box: Your very own voice-enabled PA helps you stay organized and keeps you up to date about your schedule, commute, flight information, grocery shopping, and much more
  • Google knows: Google Home Mini is a calculator, dictionary, and translator all in one, and provides real time answers on the latest weather, traffic, finance, sports, and much more
  • State-of-the-art voice technology: Google Home Mini can hear your voice from afar with its far-field microphones, and can distinguish between users to serve multiple family members
  • The heart of your smart home: Google Home Mini is compatible with Nest, IFTTT, Philips Hue lighting, Belkin, and WeMo

What's in the Box?

  • Google Home Mini
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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  • Type
    Smart Speaker
  • Voice Control
  • Voice Assistant Built-In
    Google Assistant
  • Works with Google Assistant
  • Works with Amazon Alexa
  • Works with Apple HomeKit
  • Works with Nest
  • Device Compatibility
    iOS 8, Android 4.2 and Higher; IFTTT
  • Operating environment
  • Colour
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Wireless Technology
    802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz)
  • Speaker
  • Microphone Type
    Far Field Microphones
  • Operating Voltage
    Requires 16.5; 2A
  • Compatible Systems
    Nest; Philips Hue Lighting; Belkin; WeMo; Lutron; ecobee; tp-link; Arlo; Swann
  • Dimension
  • Width
    9.84 cm
  • Height
    4.2 cm
  • Depth
    9.8 cm
  • Weight
    173 g
  • Warranty Labour
    1 Year(s)
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



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  • from Winkler, MB

Waste of money and time, expensive paperweight

I bought this after hearing such good things about the mini,boy was I disappointed. The functionality is so limited on apple devices. It is unable to complete most simple tasks or requests. I’ve asked it to verbally remind me of event or calendar item and all it can say is I’m sorry I can’t do that right now. It will not make calls for my or read messages I receive. Again I get the I’m sorry I can’t do that right now. It should state in advertising and description that the functionality with Apple devices is extremely limited. 95% of the time it’s a expensive paper weight. The only thing it will do on a regular basis i is turn my light off and I could do that within the lighting app. Now I’m off to shop for ALEXA products

  • from Surrey, BC

Very useful more than I thought it would be.

The Google mini and it's bigger brother the Google home are surprisingly useful. I originally purchased them as I was curious about their usefulness for those with physical disabilities but who could speak clearly. My personal disability Is cerebal palsy. . Currently I have five smart lights and a smart TV under their control. I soon plan to have at least one set of smart blinds connected to them as well. I know the technology is still evolving. It is quite liberating to be able to do simple everyday tasks with just your voice. It is good enough that the entire group home I am living in is considering implementing Google home in a few of their other Apartments. Additionally Google home and the Google mini are a lot of fun! All of the smart devices are in a continuous state of evolving and being updated. This technology is very promising. Highly recommend the Google mini. The sound quality for its size is also surprisingly good.

  • from Winnipeg, MB

Limited functionality

Great product but not on it's own. You need to have paid subscription for music and it does't support apple music. It's also not apple devices friendly. For home lights, thermostat and other voice command functions you will need to purchase hardware and they are not cheap currently. Does't have GM key fob functionality like Alexa. Unless you are willing to switch to google products or already are using them it has very limited functionality.

  • from Beaconsfield, QC

Terrible experience

Product would not update and google service was not able to help. Best Buy was great took back the return without a hassle.

  • from Toronto, ON


I returned it as it's so slow compared to Alexa. Anything you ask Alexa she answers with maybe 1 second or less delay. Google Home is more like 2-3 seconds every single time. Alexa also is more useful in that she only responds saying Okay, such as "Turn on the kitchen light." Google Home never shuts up, it's "Okay, turning on the kitchen light for you, here you go!" Or if she misunderstands you "Sorry I don't know how to help with that yet, but I'm always learning." OMG like shut UP so I can repeat myself!

  • from Etobicoke, ON

Me and a friend

I received a Google Home Mini as a gift (something I never saw myself buying) and I love it. Works seamlessly with my phone, chromecasts and Lifx smart lights. My best friend's kids had so much fun with it, I ended up buying one as a gift for his family. And Best Buy always ships super quickly. Can't recommend this enough.

  • from Montréal, QC

Easy and funny

i have buy this little google home and i am very happy about it. Easy to setup and require to pay for music but thats a good feature to have.

  • from Uxbridge, ON

Very Useful

Bought this device after relative raved about it. Light and easy to set up. Was somewhat confused about setting volume but eventually reduced it. Changeable components include volume, temperature C to F, voice recognition. Interesting device with many tasks. No jack though, which I find strange.Other than that, you just plug in, download app and make minor changes. Very simple.

  • from Edmonton, AB

avoid - will crash your wifi regularly

Got this last December - crashes my 2.4G wifi network weekly even after the Jan18 Google fix. Had no Wifi issues before the mini came. I've disconnected my mini and shelved it - my wifi is good now.

  • from Longueuil, QC

Il y a beaucoup de lacunes

Premièrement, il ne comprend pas tellement de requêtes que c'en est fatiguant. L'application pour les actualités tombe carrément sur les nerfs, avec des sons soudains en plein milieu et les phrases qui finissent brusquement sans avoir terminé et passe à autre chose??? Si on lui demande une simple multiplication, il comprend une fois sur deux. Nous lui avons demandé deux fois un numéro de téléphone et les deux fois la voix disait 1945 et c'était 1145 le bon numéro, alors la prononciation laisse à désirer quelquefois. pour le Netflix, oui ça fonctionne, mais en lançant Netflix de cette façon, on ne peut plus utiliser la télécommande et on doit s'en tenir uniquement aux commandes vocales, qui sont pratiquement inutilisables si le son de la télé est un peu fort. Pas moyen de spécifier une saison si on lance une série, alors ça démarre du début. On peut dire ''épisode suivant'' mais si ont était rendu à la saison 3 épisode 10, ça fait beaucoup de ''OK google''... Même chose pour Youtube, c'est pas vraiment possible de spécifier quelque chose de précis, on peut dire Ok google lance des videos de chats sur youtube, mais si je demande ok google, lance la vidéo ''sun circle ah nee mah'' sur youtube, il me met des vidéos d'animaux...ok...pas cool. Une fois la vidéo terminée, pas moyen d'utiliser la télécommande pour entrer du texte plus précis pour la recherche. Et pour la musique, j'ai jamais réussi à lui faire lire des videos de Georges me mettait de la musique de VAMPIRE!!! Bon, en conclusion, c'est loin d'être au point..une chance que c'était pas trop ne va pas servir beaucoup..

  • from Halifax NS


I love my new Google Home Mini. I like it so much I bought a regular size for my living room and am keeping my mini for my room! Opened it and started playing with it while I was with my 71 year old Grandmother and at first she thought it was just a way for people to be lazy, but the more she saw it could do, the more impressed she was! Ended up getting me to pick one up for her because she doesn't need to techie at all, she can just speak and the mini helps her out with setting timers, alarms, remembering where things are, and finding her cell phone. It's a fantastic tool for anyone, any age group, any technology level! I love the entire line! My home will slowly be switching to more and more smart tech!

  • from Oakville, ON

Best buy is stealing your money.

its cheaper to buy straight from google

  • from Quebec

This product is ok

We got our google home mini about a month ago. the Speaker part has already gotten a lot quieter than it was when it was brand new. Although it is funny, we tend to ask it a lot of simple questions that it is unable to answer. I also find it incredibly stupid how you can't tell it to play music unless you pay extra.

  • from Ottawa, ON

Excellent product!

Super deal when it is on sale. I got three of these and they all work perfectly. It is amazing what you can do with this Assistant. Check out my full review and installation video here: The Google Home App is great.

  • from Brampton, ON

Fell in Love with this little magical little rock

I love gadgets, but there are very few things that I fall IN love with. I was skeptical at fist, but this is one product I fell in love with and I have these scattered all around the home. Even gifted it to my sister and parents. If you are comparing this with echo dot, please don't bother. I used both, but returned the echo. I use this to set reminders, ask for weather, news, set timers for cooking, laundry etc.., broadcast messages to other google home devices. Ask for directions which it helpfully tells me and then sends directions right to my phone. Also works with public transit directions. The sound is decent - I quite like it. I have it connected to nest thermostat - tells temperature, can control it too, but 9/10 doesn't does not tell me what it is SET TO It's not perfect though - Canadian features are far less than US. There are many simple things that it can't do, but the list of abilities will grow for sure. Negatives -...skynet??

  • from Kelowna, BC

Makes life easy for the whole family

If you are Chromecast user like we are, then this is a great investment. We use GHM to control 8 Chromecast speakers and 4 Chromecast TVS. Its got great voice recognition so it knows who is talking to it, and even my young kids can turn on Spotify when they want to listen to their music.

  • from Winnipeg, MB

Very impressed. Especially for the current sale price!

I took a chance and bought one thinking we could do simple things like helping research homework topics for my kids. Now the kids have figured out how to get it to play music, set timers, alarms and give other information. Because of this little device we are now looking at other smart devices that can be controlled by it. I also bought two more...

  • from Courtenay, BC

Great toy

That is really the best toy ever that it can help me to tackle problems in my life. However, there is a problem with playing Spotify.

  • from Airdrie, AB

It will respond to more than 1 person

Use the google home app, add another account, and train it.

  • from Toronto

Your entry ticket to Extremely Smart World

This is absolutely amazing product from Google. Let's go for a quick and to the point review. 1. Great Range. (Distance from Speaker) 2. Best voice recognition. 3. Answer to almost everything. 4. Great Customization options. 5. Can handle up to 6 different person at any time. 6. Speaker quality is also very nice.

  • from Mississauga, ON


This little donut sized genius has changed my life. I really do rely on her a lot! From times, dates, routes, to the little things like playing games to pass the time or even having a conversation when I'm lonely, it's useful. She even finds my phone for me when I lose it! Best investment!

  • from Surrey, BC

Only 1 criticism

It looks good, works really well, and sounds great. There’s plenty of volume even for a bigger room. My only criticism sadly is it will only respond to one person. You can’t voice train a second person to use the one device. I hope they fix this in the future

  • from Toronto, ON

Google home mini


  • from Sault Ste Marie, ON

"Hey Google" I'm hooked!

What I was expecting was some juvenile piece of gimmick that would annoy me when others would chime in with their Hey Google (Im) maturity for lack of better reasoning. Now on day 2 I'm doing the 180 degree thing because of how it (she) pulls me deeper into allowing I to flex my thinking or could I say expand her usefulness and uselessness for me. For example, I already have Lutron light switches that with the aid of Lutron's app automates my lighting or "scenes" to turn on and off the lights at intervals I create. Google (she) enhances this by giving me full control of lighting (dimness/on-off, color) per voice! She must be within ear shot albeit but she's pretty good at listening over noise at great distance. Streaming Tunein Radio al'la voice won me over instantly and was the single most thing that sold me thank you very much. Sounds quality is exactly on par with what you could expect from a donut, it's listenable all day and never made me feel that feeling of regret that other devices have given me. Do note that it doesn't have an internal battery making it a speaker that always (at least what the instructions said), needs to be plugged into the included power adapter to work. This is not entirely true as I learned. Being that it has micro - usb to power it I connected the donut to a portable battery phone charger (10,000 mah) and it played all day today while I worked on my deck. The charger burned 1 bar (of 4) of power! BONUS. All said it feels like it would if you could have Scotty "beam me up". In other words it's a very powerful yet very fun donut.

  • from Brampton, ON

Great Product

Good speaker good volume with little distortion, and still responds to a hail with sound on, Google chrome compatible so it can control Netflix and YouTube on your television, and it works well in Canada. Has voice recognition application that allows you keep personal schedules and information available only to your voice print. Looks good and has low profile so it doesn't dominate the room, great way to put a connected voice AI through out your house for music, to activate lights and other switches. Can make phone calls in Canada, and it allows you to pair to a local land line or cell number.

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