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perezr10

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Unlike it’s big brother, the HomePod Mini has a USB-C cable which plugs into a little power brick. Which got me to wondering if the HomePod Mini might be able to plug into a portable battery pack? That way, in a pinch, you could use it away from power outlets temporarily? Or in a power outage?
 
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MICHAELSD

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Unlike it’s big brother, the HomePod Mini has a USB-C cable which plugs into a little power brick. Which got me to wondering if the HomePod Mini might be able to plug into a portable battery pack? That way, in a pinch, you could use it away from power outlets temporarily? Or in a power outage?
I don’t see why not. It’s a power source. That’s a good idea for anyone looking to make their HomePod Mini more portable.
 

Braindome

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Remember it's totally reliant on WiFi, so could be a pain to use away from a mains supply. Guess it might be possible to pair via a personal hotspot.
 
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Shabbis

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I tried to hook the mini up to an Anker Powercore+ 20100 USB-C battery and got the flashing orange warning which Apple states that the power source doesn’t have enough power. I found this odd as this battery can power my MacBook Pro Core i9.

Has anyone found a compatible external battery yet?
 
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