The Google Nest Mini, upgraded from the original Home Mini last year, offers better audio and processing power thanks to a new machine learning chip. What this means for the user is faster voice recognition and responsiveness.
At £49, it's also the cheapest smart home speaker in Google's line up, making it the ideal entry point for anyone wanting to set up a connected home for the first time. We gave the Nest Mini a full 5 stars in our review, along with a Tech Advisor recommended badge.
The Chromecast, like the Amazon Fire TV Stick or Roku Streaming Stick, adds smart features to your TV through an HDMI connection. This allows you to access all your favourite streaming apps like HBO Max, Netflix and Disney Plus directly on your TV, even if it isn't smart. We've reviewed the Chromecast here if you want to learn more.
You can compare prices for each device across different retailers below:
Let's talk a bit about the fridge cam.
The rechargeable Smarter FridgeCam takes a picture of your fridge shelves each time you close your fridge door. Designed to reduce food wastage, the FridgeCam lets you remotely keep track of what you have remaining in your fridge, what you need to buy, and when food expires via the Smarter app (for Android and iOS).
Smart scanning features tied to the app also automatically adds certain products to your Amazon Fresh or Tesco shopping basket. We tried out the first-gen cam a couple of years ago (when it was £150!) and weren't too impressed. The model included in the Scan's bundle is from 2020, however, so improvements are likely. In any case, free is free.
It's an excellent bundle for anyone looking to transition into a smart home, and even more welcome if you're buying as a gift. Head to Scan to pick up the Google Nest Mini and Chromecast bundle deal now.