SAVE $24.02: As of Jan. 7, Walmart has the second-gen Google Nest Mini on sale for only $24.98 — that’s 49% off its $49 MSRP.
Last year saw Big Tech duking it out for smart speaker superiority as Apple, Amazon, and Google each released new additions to their respective lineups. (That would be the Apple HomePod mini, the Google Nest Audio, and the Amazon Echo, which all debuted in October at $99 each.) But for the ultimate deal on such a device, we’re going to throw it way back to 2019.
That’s the year Google released its second-gen Google Nest Mini, a small-but-mighty smart speaker that normally retails for $49. For a limited time, Walmart’s got it on sale for just $24.98 (or almost half off) — that’s only a few bucks away from its all-time-low Black Friday pricing of $18.98.
A rebrand of the OG Home Mini, the Nest Mini brought more than a new name to the table when it dropped a little over a year ago. In addition to bass that’s now twice as strong as its predecessor’s, Google notes that the Nest Mini has been re-engineered with an in-house audio tuning software for clearer, more natural sound, and an adaptive system that automatically adjusts its volume based on environmental noises.
Google’s also taken its virtual assistant to the next level in the Nest Mini, adding a machine learning chip for speedier responses to Google Assistant commands.
All of these upgrades come wrapped up in a modern fabric design made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles that’s available in four hues: Take your pick from Charcoal, Coral, Chalk, and Sky.