When Google announced the new Google Home mini even they agreed it looked like a doughnut, however, no matter the look of it you cannot deny that it’s a powerful device. The Home Mini comes equipped with Google’s voice assistant and will be able to play music, conduct tasks and order products using artificial intelligence just like the larger model. The Mini however lets Google compete more directly with Amazon’s Echo Dot.

Google Home Mini

To help promote the Google Home Mini, Google are targeting nine cities across the U.S. and Canada where visitors will be able to walk into a donut shop to a kiosk, where they’ll be able to ask a Mini device a question, triggering a box to slide down from a chute. Visitors will then head to a counter and unbox their package, which will either contain a donut or a Mini.

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The doughnut shops at various locations will be open at different days throughout the fall, and has already started in San Francisco and Manhattan and will be ending in St. Louis on Nov. 9. Here’s a list of cities where the activation will take place:


• Manhattan: Oct. 4-8, 465 W. Broadway.
• San Francisco: Oct. 4, Oct. 14-15, 432 Octavia St.
• Los Angeles: Oct. 7-8, 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
• Brooklyn: Oct. 20-22, Jane’s Carousel, Brooklyn Bridge Park.
• Austin: Oct. 21-22, 80-82 Rainey St.
• Oklahoma City: Oct. 28-29, 399 NW 10th St.
• Madison, Wis.: Nov. 2, 1415 Engineering Dr.
• Chicago: Nov. 4-5, 435 N. Michigan Ave.
• Indianapolis: Nov. 4-5, West Georgia Street.
• St. Louis: Nov. 9, 4270 Duncan.

If you live near one of these it’s worth the trip to be within a chance of winning the new Google Home Mini, let us know if you are lucky enough to bag one.