Best Stands and Mounts for Google Home Mini Android Central 2020
The Google Home Mini is an impressive little puck that can play music, automate your home and tap into the search powers of Google for only $49 — or $29 if you get it on sale. At either price, it's not hard to buy a few to have them placed at different spots through your house. You could have the Home Minis placed on different tables or shelves, or you can go a step further and have the speakers mounted on your walls. These are the best options for mounting a Google Home Mini!
- Best for renters: Dot Genie Mini Backpack
- A retro look: Wassers Retro Alarm Clock Stand
- Clean design: Dot Genie Simple Built-in Mount
- A little shelf: WALI Wall Outlet Shelf
- Let it stick out: Dot Genie USB Cover Plate
- Flower power: ELECOM Flower Pot Stand
This solution is a lot more elegant. The Mini Back Pack features a plastic clip for the Home Mini itself, and then the USB power supply slides in. A tiny micro-USB power cable completes the ensemble, and the whole thing is light enough that a power jack has no problem supporting it. Perfect those renting and can't drill into walls.
This stand gives you that retro alarm clock look. It also means your Home Mini stands vertically with the speaker facing towards the room, rather than up the way. It also means you can visibly see the lights at a glance. Quick and easy to assemble and it also has a small hole in the top to feed the cable through.
This mount does require some handy work so if you're not shy about drilling holes into your wall and running cables through your wall, this built-in mount provides the cleanest design. You also won't have easy access to the mute switch and controls. You can place the mount anywhere in your house that you can run a Micro-USB power cable to, so you can use your wall plugs for your other gadgets.
This one isn't explicitly made for the Home Mini but is a perfect little mount for it. It is a wall plate replacement which includes a shelf that you can put on. The shelf supports anything up to 10 pounds, so you could use it for other things. To power your device, simply feed the cables up the back of the shelf. There's no messing with any wiring, so apartment dwellers and homeowners alike can use this.
USB wall plates are nothing new, but this mount goes a step further: one side of the mount has a standard USB-A port for charging your phone or other electronics, while the other side is specifically designed to power and mount a Google Home Mini. This way, you still have full access to the regular power ports but also clean design for your smart speaker.
Have your Home Mini blend into the background as a flower. The stem is flexible for you to position it how you want. There's a small hole in the top to feed the cable through, and you can also run the cable along the stem to keep things tidy. If you're looking for something more than just an ordinary stand, why not go for the flower pot stand?
Which one stands out?
For something quick and easy to install, the Dot Genie Mini Backpack is your best shot. It's just a case of clipping the Home Mini onto the mount. The custom design plug means there's no need to wrap the cable around, giving it a messy look. The result is a clean look, and it also means you can move the Home Mini around the room or from room to room with ease. What's more, it holds up the Home Mini vertically giving you a better visual on the lights and clearer sound from a vertical speaker.
If you don't mind getting your hands a bit dirty and you're are confident in drilling holes into walls, then the Dot Genie Built-in Mount will give you the cleanest look out of all the mounts. You won't have wires sticking out since you'll find the cable through the wall. This is something you have to take into consideration when deciding where to place Home Mini, but the result will be aesthetically pleasing. The built-in wall placement is perfect if you use the broadcast feature on the Home Mini.
Now that you've got your Google Home Mini setup and put away, you can add to its usefulness by checking out some compatible smart home products.
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