As already mentioned, the IFA’s Google Assistant devices are just sprawling from the ground. Mobvoi is not known at all, but this could change with the TicHome mini (not a particularly memorable name). A Google Home competitor who looks like a grown chrome ecast, comes in many colors and can also speak German. The surprising here: they take Google quasi the Amazon dot form factor and pack it for under 80 euros synonymous with compatibility such as Spotify, Nest, IFTTT full. It is also protected against splashing, but the best: the small loudspeaker also works with battery. Not long, however, because after six hours he wants to be recharged. We have to see if we can explore the sound later at the IFA somehow.