The Google Home Mini is both affordable and capable -- for $49 it can pull up loads of information, control your music and videos and manage a wide variety of smarthome devices. Its tiny speaker sounds better than expected, though you probably won't want to play music on it. But it does a lot for the price and provides an easy and affordable way to get the Google Assistant into your house.
- Extremely affordable
- Does everything the bigger Google Home can do
- Manages many popular smarthome devices
- Speaker sounds pretty decent for its tiny size
- Microphones aren't very good for voice calling
- Doesn't have as much third-party support as Amazon's Alexa
- Somehow still doesn't support professional Google accounts