Gaming laptop ( Mi Gaming Laptop ) and the third edition of the Xiaomi smartphone, Mi Mix 2S, are not the only novelties of this manufacturer. The Chinese giant has also prepared an intelligent speaker that goes to the market under the Mi AI Mini Speaker name. Unfortunately, all indications are that the device will be intended only for the Chinese market.
MI AI MINI SPEAKER
The new Xiaomi loudspeaker is not the first of its kind in the portfolio of the giant from the Middle Kingdom. Last year, the Chinese manufacturer showed the world a larger version of Mi AI Speaker, which, however, did not go to international sales. The same is to be with the new speaker. The reason for this decision is simple – Mi AI Mini Speaker speaks only in Chinese, and the knowledge of this language is not a very common skill.
The loudspeaker measures 90 x 90 x 50 mm and weighs 210 grams. The device goes to the market only in a white version, but the material from which it was made is to be resistant to dirt and easy to clean. At the top, you will find four buttons for control and four microphones to which we will be able to communicate with the loudspeaker. Of course, the LED, which indicates the device’s operating status, could not be missing.
What can Xiaomi Mi AI Mini Speaker do? The loudspeaker can set alarms, take notes that we will dictate to him, read messages or calculate for us the best route from point A to point B. Additionally, the device can stream music from 27 sites. As befits a Xiaomi control of their new product can also be done using a dedicated application. The device is equipped with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz on the core. Mi AI Mini Speaker uses a 1.5-inch 2W speaker. To use it, it requires (at least) Android 4.4 or iOS 8.0 and can stream music via Bluetooth in version 4.1 or newer.
Xiaomi Mi AI Mini Speaker is priced at 169 yuan or about $ 26.88. Thus, the price is much lower than in the case of competitive solutions such as Amazo Echo Dot or Google Home Mini. Undoubtedly, the device will find its fans in China, but we are looking forward to the service in English.
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