Homepod Mini

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  1. warmgreentea

    warmgreentea PhilMUG Addict Member

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    No love for the new $99 homepod mini?

    Thinking of getting these as a headboard speakers. But I'm not sure, it does so much other things that our third world country can't really harness to its full potential. Curious about the audio quality though.
     
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    Now, where have I seen that before.....

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    Sorry, it was too on the nose to ignore...
     
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    It's been reported that you can't pair a HomePod with a HomePod Mini to create a stereo pair.
     
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    mm....killer feature: deeper integration with the iPhone and Apple demonstrated its best use case, from intercom to messaging and message forwarding to recognizing individual users in your household. It can access your iOS apps. Sound quality is good says Apple. I auditioned the Homepod a couple of years ago. Puwede na quality lang (sorry, picky ears). Hopefully, this is better.
     
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    I was actually more excited about this than the new iPhones, but the problem is availability. I think it's the same with the OG HomePod that's only available in select markets. No sign of the new HomePod mini in Apple's Thailand Online Store until now.

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    Mm...at 99 bucks each, you can buy 2 and make for a decently priced 2 channel audio and link this to an Apple TV via bluetooth. Most certainly beats the tv internal speakers and enjoy better sound quality. Better than and less expensive than a decent quality soundbar. No wires and very tidy clutter free small footprint. Perfect for bedrooms and other small rooms.
     
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    I think the nearest country we can get these is from SG, HK, or Taiwan. Bummer.
     
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    let us see if there are limitations for PH like other Apple features for other iDevices. I tried the competitor (Google Nest) and noticed that some features are not available in our region, so I am not fully maximizing the benefit of having a smart speakers
     
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    I'm also more interested in this than the iPhone 12s but when it comes to availability, I don't see the og Homepod even in the PH Apple Store(which ships from SG I believe), so it may be likely won't be available either. How about resellers? Or are we out of luck and will need to import it?
     
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    Gray market sellers will have some stocks for sure. But expect to shell out more because of their high mark up.
     
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    Would they typically have it soon after release seeing that the og Homepod is obscure compared to other Apple products?
     
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    This one I am not sure. I think they will get a small no. of units depending on the demand for the product. The OG Homepod has little demand because the price is the primary prohibiting factor. Maybe these resellers will get more stocks of the mini since it is way cheaper than the OG.
     
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    that's what I'm hoping for.
     
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    8FE3A73F-3982-4AED-BFBE-A72366D4A8FF.jpeg It sold out. Couldn’t wake up earlier but after just one hour, pushed back agad ng one week ang delivery.
     
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    Mmm....comparo

     
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    A friend is arriving today with the homepod mini i preordered in the US, cant wait to try it out... it will eventually be relegated to the bedroom since i have a pair of homepod on stereo in the living room, which is a great replacement for a soundbar since they added that home theater mode with atmos configuration on 14.2. It will not replace a dedicated home theater but will definitely give mid range soundbars a run for their money sound wise, bonus lang talaga si siri hehe... great for apple to still find ways to improve the homepod after more than two years i think, got these also on launch day and have been my go to smart speakers with its great audio quality even though i have a bunch of smart speakers also for various stuff like the nest hub, the og google home and an echo.
     
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    Any leads on where to get them locally? Post links please...ü
     
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    Just to be clear, is there a way to use this as normal speakers for our Macs and such? Just for things like Spotify, youtube and all. It would be a nice touch and a great space saver if so.
     
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    Yes you can do that by using airplay, but I think it only uses Airplay 1 instead of the newer and more efficient Airplay 2. https://www.imore.com/you-cant-use-...-mac-speakers-despite-airplay-and-its-madness
     

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