It's back: get a HomePod mini for just $60

HomePod mini on our desk is great for music, podcasts, and phone calls

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Bargain hunters looking for a HomePod mini for less than retail can save 40% on eBay and score one for $60.

A pair of trusted and high-volume eBay sellers are selling refurbished HomePod minis in excellent condition. Both deals are available in limited quantities, so act fast if you want to buy one.

Apple's speaker is available in white, orange, space gray, and yellow for just $59.99, a savings of 40%. Plus, the listing offers free standard shipping, so it could be delivered as soon as Dec. 23 to some locations.

If you want to save an additional buck, and just want the space grey one, another seller has a deal for you. Available in space gray, shoppers can purchase this brand-new model for $59.00. This listing is an "Open Box," which means the packaging may be slightly damaged.

HomePod mini

The HomePod mini is a smaller companion to the original HomePod speaker. The smaller model, which measures around half the size of the HomePod, offers a spherical design and computational audio.

Using Handoff with HomePod mini
Using Handoff with HomePod mini

It has a full-range dynamic driver and two passive radiators for advanced bass response. It also includes an acoustic waveguide to provide clear, 360-degree audio playback.

The new speaker also adds a new Intercom feature that lets family members send messages between HomePods. People in the home can choose whether to talk to those in a different room, a specific zone, or throughout the house.

HomePod mini also acts as a hub for smart home accessories, supporting HomeKit and the Thread protocol. AppleInsider reviewed the HomePod mini in 2020, giving it a rating of 4.5, with the audio sounding far better than we expected for the size.