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Postby Tyler » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:29 am

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post I wasn't a huge fan of todoist when I tried it with the echo.

:cry: but was it worse than the Google Home app?
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Postby bmyoungs » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:31 am

Tyler wrote:
bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post I wasn't a huge fan of todoist when I tried it with the echo.

:cry: but was it worse than the Google Home app?
I didn't try very hard but it also didn't sync great with the echo. That was also over a year ago so it may have improved

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Postby Tyler » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:06 pm

Todoist works really slick with Home once you set up IFTTT. I have a 3 different phrases to add something to a to-do list or shopping list.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:55 pm

Tyler wrote:Google home can play through other Bluetooth speakers now
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker ... ew-feature
I paired my mini with the 5.1 sound bar. Works very slick!
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Postby Tyler » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:09 pm

Newest family member. Built in clock that I need to set. $25

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Postby ejhartman91 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:14 pm

Tyler wrote:Newest family member. Built in clock that I need to set. $25

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Saw those on sale via best buy last week and almost jumped on it. How's the sound?

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Postby Tyler » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:31 pm

Way better than the mini. As good if not better than full-sized home based on my limited test. I'll probably move the mini into bedroom and the clock one somewhere where we listen to music.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:50 pm

Put one in the basement and moved the mini to daughter's room. Put another clock one in our bedroom. They are pretty slick. 3 hidden touch buttons for volume up/down and stop. Not quite as easy as the home scroll volume.

This would be easy to recommend at $25-50 vs Google Home at $75-130
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Postby Tyler » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:12 pm

Tyler wrote:Put one in the basement and moved the mini to daughter's room. Put another clock one in our bedroom. They are pretty slick. 3 hidden touch buttons for volume up/down and stop. Not quite as easy as the home scroll volume.

This would be easy to recommend at $25-50 vs Google Home at $75-130
Forgot to mention, this has the outside temperature on the screen. That's helpful information!
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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:40 pm

Damn now I wish I had gotten it!! I was nervous because the brand generally sucks

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Postby Tyler » Tue May 01, 2018 5:20 pm

I have no need to, but it's cool setting up a group and saying "play Kids Bop in whole house" and there are 4 speakers throughout the house playing the same thing as you walk around.
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Postby Tyler » Sun May 06, 2018 6:49 am

I ended up keeping 3 of the 4 Insignia ones.... Gifted one last night to brother in law as a college graduation gift l, he was really excited.

I ordered a mini wall mount last night to move the only mini into the bathroom for shower music. I think I got a different one than you guys have.
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Postby Tyler » Sun May 06, 2018 6:33 pm

Google Mini works powered by a USB battery pack. Sure, could have just used my phone for music outside, but plugging a mini into the power pack was pretty slick.
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Postby Tyler » Mon May 07, 2018 4:02 pm

Damn best buy! Got the $40 one today. Built in battery. Normally $150. It's huge.

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Postby Corey » Mon May 07, 2018 4:09 pm

Tyler wrote:Damn best buy! Got the $40 one today. Built in battery. Normally $150. It's huge.



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Postby Tyler » Mon May 07, 2018 4:26 pm

Not something you would leave on a counter, but I would expect it to be bigger to have a 5hr speaker and assuming a louder speaker than the Home. It's almost more comfortable to the Boom...but waaaaaay cheaper (and not as nice sound quality)
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Postby Tyler » Tue May 08, 2018 6:29 am

Price is back up to $70 (still $80 off) for the big battery powered one. Hopefully no one had plans to buy one today.
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue May 08, 2018 7:11 am

Too big for me should have bought the smaller one

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Postby Tyler » Tue May 08, 2018 7:14 am

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Too big for me should have bought the smaller one

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The ones at $25 last week were a killer deal! If those go on sale again I obviously would buy more to use as gifts.
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue May 08, 2018 7:19 am

Tyler wrote:
bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Too big for me should have bought the smaller one

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The ones at $25 last week were a killer deal! If those go on sale again I obviously would buy more to use as gifts.
Yeah I had 2 in my cart and I forgot to check out

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