Xiaomi Mi AI Mini Speaker Review: A Small But Clever Speaker

Xiaomi Mi AI Mini Speaker Review: A Small But Clever Speaker

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In addition to the Mi MIX 2S and the Mi Gaming Laptop, Xiaomi also announced the new version of the smart speaker that it presented last summer. The Xiaomi Mi AI Speaker mini comes with a smaller size and price of just 169 yuan (about $26), but just like the first version, the digital assistant supports only Chinese language. Xiaomi announced the Mi AI Speaker Mini, a new small intelligent speaker that seeks to compete directly with the Google Home Mini for half the price. This new Xiaomi Mi AI Speaker mini serves as a home assistant, as well as a personal assistant to use it in any situation, whether at home or at work. It allows you to listen to music in a simple way, as well as to listen to audiobooks.

Design

The Xiaomi Mi AI Mini Speaker is a much smaller version of the Mi AI Speaker, which was launched last year. The speaker measures 90 x 90 x 50 millimeters and weighs 210 grams. Only white should be available, but its body will certainly be resistant to dirt. At the top are four microphones and buttons for volume control, microphone mute playback/pause. In the middle, there is an LED that lights up during use.

Features

The Mi AI Mini Speaker can set alarms and reminders, save voice memos, manage the calendar, read the news, provide information about sports scores, perform conversions, and calculate the distance and duration of trips. Everything can, of course, be done with voice control. One of the basic features is music and multimedia playback. Supports streaming audio from 27 different supported audio content providers. This is not just about music, but also audiobooks, and there are also content providers that focus on children. In addition to connecting the speaker to the Internet via Wi-Fi, you can also stream audio from other devices via Bluetooth 4.1.

The Xiaomi Mi AI Mini speaker can also be used to control other household appliances such as vacuum cleaners, air conditioners, air purifiers, bulbs, and TVs. With the application, the smart speaker can learn new skills.

The device is equipped with a 1.5-inch 2W speaker, its heart is a quad-core processor with a maximum clock speed of 1.2 GHz. Unfortunately, it does not have an integrated battery, so it needs to be powered by a 5V / 2A AC adapter that connects to the MicroUSB port.

Conclusion

Mi AI Mini Speaker works with devices running Android 4.4 or iOS 8.0 and higher. The price is fixed at 169 Chinese yuan ( about $26), which is considerably less than Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini smart speakers. Sales will begin on April 3.

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