Find an alternative to this battery-powered Google Home alternative

Refrigerators
[MUSIC] The Tichome Mini is a battery powered smart speaker with the Google Assistant built in. It's essentially a battery powered version of the Google Home. And it even looks like the Google Home mini. So if you're looking for a portable Google Home, the [INAUDIBLE] has a lot going for it. The sound quality is way better than the comparable Echo Dot, and a little better than the Google Home Mini. The bass and treble distort just a little bit It's not that loud, but it's better than you'd expect for a speaker this size. You can use it as a Bluetooth speaker and sync it up with a tap thanks to the fact that it has NFC. You can't do that with an iPhone though and it's a little sporadic. With Android. It is splash proof though, which is nice. And it works with the Google Home app. You don't have to download a separate tick home app, and you can group it with your other Google speakers for sync music throughout your home. And it'll recognize other nearby homes, so you won't get overlapping responses when you say a command. Plus, just like with the Google Home, you can use the Assistant to control your Smart Home, set a timer, check your calendar or search the web. That said, unplugging and replugging a Google Home Mini to move it isn't hard. A Google Home Mini is only 50 bucks [INAUDIBLE]. The battery life isn't great. It's rated at six hours, but lasted a little less than that when we played back music at a medium volume. There's no good way to check its battery life. Its hearing isn't as good as the Minis. It's fine, but if you're a quiet talker, you'll need to speak up if you're across the room. And Google hasn't allowed third-party devices to make calls yet, so this isn't a full Google Home replacement. So if you primarily want to take Google Assistant with you on-the-go Use your phone. But if you want a stationary smart home speaker, I recommend the Google Home Mini. If you're primarily interested in a compact battery powered Bluetooth speaker, the [UNKNOWN] mini is pretty good, and the Google Assistant helps elevate it above the rest of the crowd. [BLANK_AUDIO]

Up Next

Samsung's Bespoke fridges bring new colors into the kitchen
samsung-appliances-00-05-41-11-still001

Up Next

Samsung's Bespoke fridges bring new colors into the kitchen

This Bosch fridge tracks what you have in stock and helps you decide what to cook
bosch-still

This Bosch fridge tracks what you have in stock and helps you decide what to cook

Sharp's new refrigerator has a built-in vacuum sealer to keep your food fresh
ifa-sharp-vacpro-fridge0

Sharp's new refrigerator has a built-in vacuum sealer to keep your food fresh

The best performance we've seen from a side-by-side fridge
lg-lsxc22436s-refrigerator-product-photos-10

The best performance we've seen from a side-by-side fridge

Want a golden smart fridge? Whirlpool brought one to CES
ces18-whirlpoolsmartfridge

Want a golden smart fridge? Whirlpool brought one to CES

GE's Door in Door fridge isn't worth it
fl-ge-door-fridge0

GE's Door in Door fridge isn't worth it

Samsung killed the salsa moat in its best French door fridge to date
fl-samsung-rf23m8090sg-refrigerator0

Samsung killed the salsa moat in its best French door fridge to date

Samsung's cheapest fridge is actually kinda nice
fl-samsung-rt21m6213s-refrigerator0

Samsung's cheapest fridge is actually kinda nice

Kenmore smart fridges take orders from Alexa
fl-kenmore-fridge0

Kenmore smart fridges take orders from Alexa

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core.png

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city.png

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
top-5.png

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
the-daily-charge.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future.png

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today.png

Tech Today

Cooley On Cars
on-cars.png

Cooley On Cars

Carfection
carfection.png

Carfection

Latest News

Leesa Reserve vs Tempur-Pedic: Which Memory Foam Bed Is Best for You?
The Leesa Reserve mattress and the Tempur-Pedic mattress against a colorful background with a versus logo in the front.

Leesa Reserve vs Tempur-Pedic: Which Memory Foam Bed Is Best for You?

The Future of AR Glasses at AWE 2024
scott-thumb-2

The Future of AR Glasses at AWE 2024

TCL 115-inch TV Unboxing: OMG This Thing is Huge
tcl115inch-00-02-53-17-still001

TCL 115-inch TV Unboxing: OMG This Thing is Huge

Driving 4,000 Miles in Lotus' New EV Was Brutal and I Loved It
lotuscmsstill

Driving 4,000 Miles in Lotus' New EV Was Brutal and I Loved It

A Closer Look at Apple's AI: What We Didn't Hear in the WWDC Keynote
One More Thing Thumbnail

A Closer Look at Apple's AI: What We Didn't Hear in the WWDC Keynote

Dreamfoam Essential Mattress Review: The Ultimate Mattress for RVs and Trailers?
The Dreamfoam Essential mattress against a colorful background with a man's hands pushing down on the side of the bed.

Dreamfoam Essential Mattress Review: The Ultimate Mattress for RVs and Trailers?

Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress Review: Should You Buy It?
The Saatva Latex Hybrid mattress sits on a bed frame while a man tests the edge of the mattress against a colorful background.

Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress Review: Should You Buy It?

Lull Original Premium Mattress Review: A Cut Above Lull's Original Bed
The Lull Original Premium mattress with a man laying on top of the bed against a colorful background.

Lull Original Premium Mattress Review: A Cut Above Lull's Original Bed

Nolah Signature Mattress Review: Best Bed for Side Sleepers?
The Casper Wave mattress with a man laying on top of the bed against a colorful background.

Nolah Signature Mattress Review: Best Bed for Side Sleepers?

Our Mattress Experts Unbox Bear's Brand With Scott Paladini
Three people in a room filled with mattresses against a colorful background

Our Mattress Experts Unbox Bear's Brand With Scott Paladini