Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Google’s Nest Mini smart speaker made of recycled plastic bottles

Google has the ambition to make its products more environmentally friendly. And as a part of this initiative, it has unveiled its latest version of the Nest Mini speaker, the successor to the Google Home Mini.

Very similar in appearance to its predecessor, Google’s new version smart speaker has twice the bass power than the original Google Home Mini. The given LEDs signal that someone is nearby and you can also adjust the volume by lightly tapping the speaker itself. Also voice recognition in a noisy environment is improved.

There are three microphones on this speaker, one more than the Home Mini. According to Google, the ultrasound helps make voices more audible over noise and light up volume controls when you get close.

It will have 40% more significant speakers and an 80% improvement in Google Assistant speed. The appliance will have a bracket to be wall-mounted. The Nest Mini becomes part of the entire smart household, and with one voice command, the user can “transfer” content viewed on a smartphone to another smartphone and continue watching without interruption.


The interesting part is Google’s new smart speaker is even more eco-friendly. The fabric covering on Nest Mini is made from 100 % post-consumer recycled plastic bottles (meaning plastic bottles that have already been used and recycled), Google writes in a blog post. The external enclosure is also made from 35 % post-consumer recycled plastic.

It will be available in stores and on the Google Store on October 22nd in black (Charcoal), white (Chalk), pink (Coral) and a new blue shade (Sky) for $49.