How to Mount a Google Home Mini


The Google Home Mini is small and lightweight, making it easy to mount on a wall.

The Google Home Mini is an impressive little puck that can play music, automate your home and tap into the search powers of Google for only $49 — or $29 if you get it on sale. At either price, it’s not hard to buy a few to have them placed at different spots through your house.

You could have the Home Minis placed on different tables or shelves, or you can go a step further and have the speakers mounted on your walls. These are the best options for mounting a Google Home Mini!

Double-sided tape — quick and easy

This method firmly falls into the "If it looks stupid, but it works, it isn’t stupid" category. But this is the cheapest, fastest and easiest mounting method. The Google Home Mini is pretty light, so just grab some double sided tape (I used some mounting squares from 3M), stick one side to the Home Mini and then just stick the Home Mini to the wall. Done!

If you want to go one step further, you can get a custom length micro-USB power cable to reduce clutter.

3M Mounting Squares

Mini Back Pack by Dot Genie — best for renters

This solution is a lot more elegant. The Mini Back Pack features a plastic clip for the Home Mini itself, then the USB power supply slides in. A tiny micro-USB power cable completes the ensemble, and the whole thing is light enough that a power jack has no problem supporting it. The user still has easy access to the side touch controls and the physical mute switch.

This is the better option for renters and apartment dwellers who can’t drill into their walls, or someone who isn’t entirely sure which rooms they’d like the mount the Home Mini in.

The Mini Back Pack by Dot Genie is available in black and white for $15.

Mini Back Pack by Dot Genie at Amazon

USB Cover Plate Mount by Dot Genie – getting cleaner

Dot Genie has another option that requires a bit of manual labor, but results in a cleaner setup. USB wall plates are nothing new, but this mount goes a step further: one side of the mount has a normal USB-A port for charging your phone or other electronics, while the other side is specifically designed to power and mount a Google Home Mini. This way, you still have full access to the regular power ports, but a clean design for your smart speaker. As with the other mount, the speaker and mute switch are unobstructed, and you can access the side touch controls.

Dot Genie’s USB Cover Plate Mount for the Google Home Mini is available in black, white and chalk; either in a 1-pack for $15 or a 5-pack for $45.

USB Cover Plate Mount at Amazon

Simple Built-In Mini Mount by Dot Genie – maximum effort

Dot Genie has one last option, with this one requiring the most effort but achieving the cleanest design. If you don’t own your home, this product probably won’t be for you because it requires drilling into the walls. You also need to run power through the wall, and you won’t have easy access to the mute switch and controls. Having said all that, the aesthetic may well be worth it: your Google Home Mini looks and acts like an intercom, which is perfect if you use the broadcast feature. You can place the mount anywhere in your house that you can run a Micro-USB power cable to, so you can use your wall plugs for your other gadgets.

The Simple Built-In Mini Mount by Dot Genie is available in white in a 1-pack for $15, or in a 5-pack for $50.

Simple Built-In Mini Mount at Amazon

Incipio Wall Mount — a mix of all worlds

This next method is a combination of some of the others. A plastic piece clips onto the back of the Google Home Mini, this time with two holes for nails. This lets you place the Home Mini at any height you’d like, but also have something much more permanent than tape. Again, you can use any micro-USB cable with the Home Mini, so feel free to buy one that’s the perfect length or color to match your decor.

The Incipio Wall Mount is available in white for $15.

Incipio Wall Mount at Google

ECHOGEAR Outlet Shelf – the most flexible option

This next product is still great, even if you don’t use it for a Google Home Mini. The ECHOGEAR Outlet Shelf is another wall plate replacement, this time with a shelf on top that can be used for your smart speaker, Wi-Fi router, toothbrush and anything else you can think of. The shelf supports anything up to 10 pounds, so even heavier speakers like a Sonos would work .There’s a hole in the back of the shelf, specifically so you can run cables through to your device. There’s no messing with any wiring, so apartment dwellers and home owners alike can use this.

The ECHOGEEAR Outlet Shelf is available in white for $15.

ECHOGEAR Outlet Shelf at Amazon

What say you?

Have you mounted your Google Home Mini? Let us know how you did it in the comments below!

This article was updated in May 2018 with the addition of the USB Cover Plate Mount, the Simple Built-In Mini Mount and the ECHOGEAR Outlet Shelf.

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May 22, 2018 at 09:04AM