HomePod mini reviews have now been shared by media outlets and YouTubers, providing us with the first impressions of the speaker’s sound quality and design. We’ve rounded up some opinions of the speaker below. For more video reviews, see here.
HomePod mini is equipped with the same S5 chip as the Apple Watch Series 5, which Apple says allows the speaker to “analyze the unique characteristics of the music and apply complex tuning models to optimize loudness, adjust the dynamic range, and control the movement of the driver and passive radiators in real time.”
TechCrunch’s Brian Heater said the HomePod mini delivers “remarkably big sound” given its size:
“I’ve used a lot of different smart speakers in my day, and honestly, I’m really impressed with the sound the company was able to get out of the 3.3-inch device.
It’s full and clear and impressively powerful for its size.
Forbes’ David Phelan said the HomePod mini has a “cool, compact design” that is unmistakably HomePod with its mesh covering:
“It’s still unmistakably a HomePod though, with the familiar mesh covering that’s soft to the touch, not that you’ll be touching it all that much. And it comes in the same two colors as the original: a dark, smokey gray that’s nearly black but softer-looking, called Space Gray, and white. The white isn’t really white, because of the slightly darker color behind the mesh, making for a subtle but appealing look. Both are attractive and more or less indistinguishable from the HomePod shades.