Tuesday , June 5 2018

Google Assistant powered TicHome Mini is heading to Jaycar Electronics


The Google Assistant powered TicHome Mini from Mobvoi is heading to Australian retail with Jaycar Electronics listing them on their website.

It’s not time to get excited as yet, with the website showing that the product is out of stock in both Black and White – the only two colours Jaycar will stock.

The TicHome Mini is priced at $179, a good deal more expensive than the speaker sells for on the Mobvoi site where it’s listed for $126.81 AUD and is shipped to Australia for free – you can save even further by ordering three and getting 25% off your entire order and choose a teal or pink coloured speaker instead of just black or white.

Google Assistant powered speakers are starting to become available now, though the TicHome Mini is one-up on most being splashproof and battery powered to allow for greater portability.

After speaking with Jaycar stores it appears that the speaker is set to arrive mid-December, just in time for Christmas. If you can wait that long and want to pay a little extra for the convenience of purchasing at retail then you may want to pre-order from your local Jaycar store.

Source: Jaycar.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

2 comments

  1. $179 !!!!

    They are seriously having a laugh.

    Target for type of thing will be $50, with competition incoming from the Echo Dot. Seriously, Australian retail has no idea.

    • I think you over-estimate how cheap Echo Dot will be when/if it arrives. Amazon still aren’t talking about their plans for Alexa down under – though I suspect it will be a cert for launch given their plans for Alexa in all appliances around the world.

      As for pricing, Echo Dot sells at RRP for $50USD so that’s still $66AUD as a direct conversion with no GST – remember they still add local sales tax onto that $50USD when you buy it from Amazon, or at Best Buy etc.

      That said, as I pointed out the TicHome purchased directly from Mobvoi is pretty cheap when purchased in a 3-pack and it has the benefits of a built-in battery.

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