If you've been waiting for a HomePod mini deal before pulling the trigger on the new Apple smart speaker, you've probably been frustrated by the lack of price cuts since its release last fall. However, your patience has been rewarded today as the diminutive device is seeing a rare discount for Earth Day at Verizon.
Over there, you can snag the HomePod mini in white or space gray for just $89 when you enter promo code EARTHDAY during checkout. That code takes $10 off its regular price and the device is also eligible for free 2-day shipping. You don't have to be a Verizon Wireless customer to shop the deal, either.
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Since the original HomePod came out way back in 2018, rumors have been flying about a smaller (and cheaper) version. The larger model was overkill for many people in terms of volume and audiophile-level sound quality, plus the price put it out of reach for those simply looking for an affordable speaker for streaming music and throwing the odd smart home command at.
Despite being just over 3 inches tall, the HomePod mini is still a great speaker with a balanced and surprisingly loud sound, but its smaller form and cheaper price make it easier to justify picking up a few for different spaces around your home.
In terms of setup, it's just as easy to get your HomePod mini up and running as it is the original HomePod — just hold your iPhone close by and follow the on-screen prompts. HomePod mini can be used as a smart home hub for HomeKit-enabled devices and also supports Thread technology making it the best smart speaker choice for budding HomeKit enthusiasts.
On top of smart home stuff, you can ask Siri to set timers, check the weather, play music, ask for information, set reminders, and even access your messages or initiate phone calls. With multiple HomePod devices around your home, you'll be able to get multi-room audio going easily or add two to the same room for stereo sound.
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Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.
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