Black Friday might be a few weeks away, but you don’t have to wait to score great deals. They’re available right here, right now.
With a shorter shopping season this year (late Thanksgiving means there are six fewer days between Black Friday and Christmas), we wanted to make life easier for you. So we’ve partnered with Walmart.com to bring you pre-season savings every day.
Today—the 10th day of our 30 Days of Savings event—includes a a gaggle of Google gear (say that five times fast). We’re talking smart home gadgets—and lots of ’em.
Let’s start with the Google Home Mini. This unassuming voice assistant is like an adorable new member of your family. Ask it a question (“Hey Google, is it going to rain today?”) or tell it what to do (“Hey Google, wake me up at 7am”) or have it deliver your favorite house-cleaning tunes (“Hey Google, play Kool & The Gang”). It’s tiny, so it can sit on the kitchen counter this time of year reminding you how much sugar to put in the shortbread dough.
You can even strategically place a few Home Minis around the house to broadcast messages—“Hey Google, broadcast that breakfast’s ready”—and to enable family members to play their own morning-motivation music.
Says one rave review of the Home Mini, “It’s amazing when I need to search for a recipe or set a timer. It...calls out the ingredients along with the step-by-step. I am also able to listen to books while preparing meals. I now have one in all of my main rooms.”
It comes in four colors—aqua, coral, chalk and charcoal. You can buy the Google Home Mini (chalk) in pairs right now and save even more!
Shop it: Google Home Mini - all colors, $25 (was $49), walmart.com
Shop it: Google Home Mini - chalk, 2-Pack, $45 (was $98), walmart.com
We’re all for bright ideas, especially when they allow for more time in bed.
This dynamic duo checks all the boxes: The Google Home Mini and GE C-Life Smart Light Bulb work together to let you control your lights with the sound of your voice. That means you can dim to mood lighting while snuggling under the covers, or darken the living room for a movie without getting up from your comfy spot on the couch.
But the Mini does a lot more than operate lights, as this rave reviewer notes: “It wakes me up, it plays relaxing music at night...and I can talk to it in English and Spanish! I really like it.” And right now—bundled with its buddy smart bulb—the price is more than right!
Shop it: Google Smart Light Starter Kit, $29 (was $55), walmart.com
The craziness of holiday time means you have to be extra deliberate about getting a little me time. When the going gets tough, the tough zone out with music or an audio book—made even better by the latest iteration of Apple Airpods.
These wireless wonders not only deliver great sound, but they also allow you to talk to Siri hands-free—a boon when you’re out in frigid temps and want to find the closest cafe without taking your hands out of your pockets. They charge right in their case, and work for three hours at a pop.
And if you’re a little tech-fearful, don’t worry. These brilliant Airpods could not be easier to use. Explains a happy customer, “The seamless transition from phone to AirPod is amazing! ...As soon as they are out of the case, the call or music automatically goes to the buds. If you remove one bud when listening to music or watching a movie, it pauses! Very happy with my purchase.”
Shop it: Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Latest Model), $144 (was $159), walmart.com
A grown-up version of the Google Home Mini featured above, this good-looking guy has a robust speaker that confidently delivers answers to your most pressing questions (“Hey Google, what time does the liquor store close?”).
It can recognize up to six different voices, so you can ask what’s on your personal calendar for that day or have it call your best friend.
How does it compare to other smart speakers? One Google convert said, “I ordered the Alexa Dot from Amazon for my husband...and we tried it out for a month. We got tired of hearing ‘Hmm, I can't help you with that.’ I returned it and ordered the Google Home and within the first few minutes we knew it was the right one for us. My husband is really enjoying the ease of asking for music and translations. We are very happy with Google Home and think everyone should have one.”
Sounds like a plan. And at this price? You can’t afford to wait.
Shop it: Google Home - Smart Speaker & Google Assistant, $99 (was $129), walmart.com
At just $25 (nearly half off), this bundle—Google Home Mini plus three Disney Little Golden Books—doesn’t cost a bundle. And it’ll transform ho-hum story time into a wild adventure.
How? Just say “Hey Google, let’s read along with The Lion King.” As you read, the Mini will back you up at just the right points, with music and sound effects cued by the text. Along with The Lion King, this set includes Aladdin and Frozen. It’s an awesome gift for parents of little ones—or a great way to bond with the kids in your life.
Shop it: Google Home Mini + 3 Disney Little Golden Book, $25 (was $49), walmart.com
This Walmart exclusive is all about entertainment, pairing Google Home Mini and Chromecast for the lowest price we’ve seen—just $45 (down from $74). It’s a combo that takes family movie night to a whole new level.
Not sure what to watch? Ask Google to tell you the most popular festive flicks. Want a pint of ice cream to enjoy during the movie? Ask Google if that late-night deli is still open. Need a bathroom break? Tell Google to pause. Not having to bother with a remote (where is that thing, anyway?) is the epitome of relaxation—and we’re loving every lazy minute of it.
“Amazing doesn’t cover it,” says a five-star reviewer. “We loved this so much we got two! The Mini is such a part of our daily routines now, with a crisp rich speaker that’s awesome for listening to Pandora or podcasts...We can even send voice broadcasts or cue radio on dad’s hub across town for him. He is in a nursing home and loves his ‘Hey Google,’ as he’s lost function in his hands. He can search info and send voice broadcasts.”
Shop it: Google Smart TV Kit: Google Home Mini and Chromecast, $45 (was $74), walmart.com
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