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The HomePod is Apple’s smart Bluetooth speaker. With a proud price of 320.70 euros, it is clearly in the premium segment. Now Apple is also offering a much affordable alternative to the part: the HomePod Mini. This is a smaller and slimmed-down version of the luxury loudspeaker, which will be available from November 16, 2020 and costs only 96.50 euros.
Where can I pre-order the HomePod Mini?
Although the HomePod Mini is not yet available, you can already pre-order it from Apple. However, the contingent was apparently so limited that delivery will not take place until mid-January 2021 – even if you pre-order today. Annoying, because you can’t give the speaker away for the holidays.
The Apple HomePod Mini is still available here
Apple HomePod Mini – pre-order now for 96.50 euros (e.g. at Media Markt) *
Fortunately, there are also other providers where you can pre-order the HomePod and receive it before the holidays. At Media Markt * and Saturn *, for example, the Bluetooth speaker is still in stock and can be delivered from its release date on November 16. Shops like Otto * and Cyberport * also guarantee delivery before Christmas. Here you can go directly to the offers:
tip: Media Markt * and Saturn * not only deliver the fastest, but also the cheapest. There are no shipping costs here, while you have to calculate around 5.00 euros at Otto and Cyberport. In this respect, we advise you to pre-order the HomePod Mini from Media Markt or Saturn.
What can the Apple HomePod Mini do?
But is it even worth buying? Although the HomePod Mini is the budget-friendly alternative to the HomePod, the small speaker can easily keep up with the premium model. Like the large version, the mini offers excellent 360-degree sound that comes from a beautiful speaker. It is equipped with three microphones so that you can operate the Siri voice assistant, take or make calls and ask questions. There is also another microphone that identifies and filters out disturbing noises. And if you have more than one HomePod Mini, you can use it as an intercom in different rooms or for stereo sound. And all of this is available for only 96.50 euros!
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