Put, put put! There’s a cool event going on in Greenwich Village right now – The Google Home Mini Golf Course is a fun voice-activated interactive way for Google to showcase the fun and usefulness of Google Mini and Max throughout the home.
The line isn’t too long at 350 Fifth Avenue – the location of the Google Home Mini Golf Course running through June 4th.
Once inside, I was greeted by a golf caddy, given my putter and a golf ball and sent on my merry way.
And then the fun began. There are two mini-golf sections that wind through the event space. At the first station, I was told to imagine that it’s dinner time and time for the children to tidy up and get ready for dinner. I said “Hey Google, broadcast it’s dinner time.” The Google voice then announced diner time, and I then hit the golf ball.
The next area was the kitchen, and Google Mini was there to help me bake some cookies. “Hey Google, what’s the recipe for chocolate chip cookies?” I asked, and of course she answered with the recipe. I then hit the ball and proceeded to the next station.
This was the Google backyard. In front of this, I asked “Hey Google, show me the camera on the backyard,” thus demonstrating the Nest capability of the Google home products.
In this room, the den, I turned on You-Tube television with another simple “hey Google” scripted instruction.
This station was windmill-like, and I turned on the fan with another “Hey Google” instruction. It wasn’t so easy to get the golf ball through this structure with the fan going around and around!
And of course, the best part. Four persons at a time were taken into a room, asked “Hey Google, play a party mix” and then we played a plinko-like game – we each put our golf balls into a tube and if the ball then went into a hole, you could win a Google Home Mini or Max. I didn’t win, but it was cool.
We filled out a quick survey and were each given a pair of Google argyle golf socks to take home!
Last but not least, there was a photo booth!
This was so much fun, and I learned about some of the many functions that the voice-activated Google Mini can help make life around the home easier and more fun.