The Chinese tech Xiaomi has launched a new speaker, called as Mi Wi-Fi Speaker or Mi Internet Speaker. As the name suggests, the speaker can play music from cloud-based sources and directly from Internet. Xiaomi is not new to the audio device industry, as it already has products like Bluetooth speakers and headphones.
The Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Speaker or Mi Internet Speaker sports a 4-speaker layout with two 2.5-inch sub-woofers for extra bass, and two ’20-core’ tweeters, along with vented bass-duct technology. The speaker is quite large at 90x95x282mm and weighs at 1.622kg. It is powered by an Amlogc 8726M3 Cortex A9 processor.
The Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Speaker comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, so that you can store your favourite music to listen offline. There is also a USB 2.0 port and an auxiliary 3.5mm audio input jack. It also supports DLNA for compatible devices. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP and 802.11b/g/n/ac dual band Wi-Fi.
The Mi Wi-Fi speaker can be controlled via voice (using the CH button on top), Mi Home App and from the physical buttons on top for volume, play, pause, skip and mute functions. It supports Hi-Fi 24bit/192kHz audio and has a frequency range of 60-25kHz.
The Mi Wi-Fi Speaker can search songs from a database of over 20 million tracks, as the company has partnered with major streaming services in the country. However, the speaker is not portable as it lacks battery and requires to be plugged via the power cord.
The Mi Wi-Fi speaker is listed on company’s website and is priced at 399 Yuan (approx. Rs. 4,000). It will be available in China from 10am CST on Friday, 25th November. However, there is no word about its Indian availability yet. Stay tuned for more updates!