You can now buy a HomePod mini in New Zealand for the first time

Homepod Mini Review
Homepod Mini Review (Image credit: Stephen Warwick / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple's HomePod mini is now available to buy in New Zealand for the first time.
  • It's available in White and Space Gray for NZ$159.

Apple's diminuitive HomePod mini is now available in New Zealand for the first time. Locals can pick the miniature smart speaker up for NZ$159 in both White and Space Gray colors.

Apple announced HomePod mini for the United States and select other countries back in October 2020 and it's proven popular ever since. The small size, relatively small price, and big sound make this a great little smart speaker – and pairing two in a stereo pair really does turn things up a notch.

Apple described HomePod mini's S5 chip and how it makes for great sound back in 2020.

HomePod mini delivers an incredibly rich and detailed acoustic experience, using computational audio to deliver peak performance. To achieve big sound out of such a compact design, the Apple S5 chip in HomePod mini works with advanced software 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. The Apple-engineered full-range driver, powered by a neodymium magnet and a pair of force-cancelling passive radiators, enables deep bass and crisp high frequencies.

Those in the United States have been able to buy HomePod mini for almost a year now and there are some HomePod deals to be had if you know where to look, too. I'm a big fan of the two HomePod minis I have on my desk and I've no doubt everyone in New Zealand will love them when they get their hands on them as well.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.