Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi is spreading its tentacles in an attempt to capture the appliance market. It launched the new AI Speaker, that is going to give a stiff competition to Google Home and Amazon Echo.
The speaker is equipped with the Xiao AI voice-controlled smart assistant. It has a 3-D stereo structure to provide a 360° surrround sound experience.
The device towers to a 150x150x300 mm. The outer mesh fabric, which is very similar to that of Amazon Echo, protects the device from dust without distorting the sound quality.
The buttons for power, play/pause and volume control are placed on the top of the speaker. It is provided with DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for intelligent audio adjustments.
The device has a 104mm calibre woofer and six microphones to capture voice commands. It also has Bluetooth 4.1 for A2DP music playback to comply with and dual-band WiFi.
The speaker is available in light and dark grey colours at the price of 599 CNY (Rs 6,000 approx). It is available in markets for sale starting 11th of January.