In a week of firsts for Apple’s series of products, smart speakers have not been left out of the ads. While it is not a new model that we all already knew, the Apple HomePod mini has just confirmed the availability in three more striking colors for those looking for a little more distinction.
HomePod mini will be available in the new shades of yellow, blue and orange , as well as white and space gray, with matching decorative details, including its touch screen, seamless mesh, volume icons and braided power cord. . Its price will be 99 euros and will begin to be sold in official stores from next November.
What Apple HomePod mini has to offer
Although it is not an expensive piece of equipment, the amount of functions and features present shows that Apple maintains the search for “Premium” with this speaker. Its reproduction quality is based on a computerized audio system that compensates for its reduced overall dimensions with an Apple S5 chip that analyzes the characteristics of each type of music using advanced software.
In this way, Apple HomePod mini automatically applies complex tuning patterns in real time to optimize the volume, adjust the dynamic range and control the movement of the transducer and passive radiators. In addition, the acoustic waveguide designed by Apple directs the sound from the speaker to achieve a completely immersive sound experience , achieving an entire stereo system in case of having more than one unit in different rooms.
As you might expect, the availability of three microphones allows you to react to the “Hey Siri” command and a fourth inward-facing microphone helps cancel out speaker sounds to enhance Siri’s ability to hear requests while continuing to play the voice. music. In total, the voices of up to six people in the house can be recognized.
In addition to listening to music, the smart assistant makes it easy to read messages, reminders, notes or calendar appointments, or make and answer calls, and even control other smart devices connected to the same network. Meanwhile, the “Intercom” function makes it possible to send audio messages from one HomePod mini to another , as well as send them from an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods and even CarPlay.
To conclude, there is no lack of availability of the Apple Music service with more than 90 million songs , podcasts and thousands of radio stations , but also the brand new Apple Music Voice alternative plan that offers thousands of playlists created especially for the occasion.
You, have you already been able to try the Apple HomePod mini ? What is your opinion on the smart speakers of the Cupertino brand?