Tuesday , June 5 2018

Consider wall mounting your Google Home Mini with a 3D-printed bracket

At a modest asking price of just $53, there are definitely going to be a few Google Home Minis unwrapped this Christmas. They look good on a bench, but with a 3D-printed bracket you could have this bad boy up on the wall and out of the way.

There’s a bunch of 3D-printed brackets available, some wall mountable with double-sided tape or a screw or you can even find some that hang off that round wall plug with the cable wrapped around the mount and hidden behind.

For anyone with a 3D Printer you can download a model from places like Thingiverse or you can have one printed and delivered from Shapeways. My choice though – being the lazy so and so I am – is through Etsy which has a bunch of sellers that will ship you a mount of your choice fairly reasonably priced.

If you’re looking for ‘out there’ mounts for Home Mini, there is a project that mounts a Home Mini (or an Amazon Echo Dot) in an empty light socket. Called Dock Socket you can buy one from their website docksocket.com. It takes over an entire light socket, so it’ll be dark in that area if you use it, but some people seem to like it.

Finally, if you don’t want to do this, there’s always the Lego option like this reddit user created:

All these mounts aside, the Home Mini is still fairly unobtrusive and in Chalk or Charcoal they blend into the background pretty nicely anyway.

Are you buying one for your friends or family this Christmas?

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.

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