As promised, Google has opened the digital doors to its Black Friday sale, but you can get the Nest Mini even cheaper at a mind-blowing £18.

The smart speaker is normally £49 so you’ll be saving £31 or 63% making it one of the best Black Friday deals we’ve seen so far this year. It’s £19 in the official Google Store sale but we’ve spotted it at Currys and Ebuyer for just £18 - although the latter doesn’t offer free delivery.

Currys has the best deal then, but you can also snap it up for £19 at the likes of John Lewis, Argos, Screwfix, AO and Very. Head to the Google Store, however, if you want to choose between all four colours: Chalk, Charcoal, Sky and Coral.

Now in its 2nd-generation, the Nest Mini is one of the best smart speakers you can buy. In fact, it sits at the #1 spot in our best smart speakers chart thanks to its affordable price (even at full RRP), stylish design, plus decent sound.

It really is a smart speaker that you can put just about anywhere in the house, thanks in part to the stylish design and the fact you can wall-mount it if you like.

In our full review, the speaker scored a rare 10/10 and gained our Tech Advisor Recommended Award.

Deputy Editor, Dominic Preston said: “unlike the original Home Mini it actually sounds good enough to drive the music in your living room so long as you're not a proper audiophile, and it's more than enough to sound great in smaller spaces like a bedroom.”

As well as improved sound and the wall-mountable design, Google also added a new machine learning chip to recognise voice requests faster and handle on-device queries quicker.

Whether you’ve already got a few, or are looking to start your smart home off, the Nest Mini is a perfect choice. It would also make for a great Christmas present this year.