Xiaomi continues to rise to the occasion when it comes to meeting the technology market demand and the company has once again launched a Wi-Fi speaker, the Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Speaker to cater to the needs of those who enjoy taking their music wherever they like. Although Xiaomi first started as a smartphone company, today, the company has produced different gadgets such as Xiaomi Tv Box, fitness trackers, power banks, headphones, USB-powered LED lights and fans, and even Bluetooth speakers.
Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Speaker Specifications, Review and Highlights
The Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi speaker has a sleek design with the control panel neatly fitted on the surface of the gadget. The control panel features on it the play, volume, channel and the power buttons. The product details are found on the back of the package and they are written in Chinese. Opening the package is pretty easy; all you have to do is shake it gently for the top cover to be removed.
The inner part of the box contains a protective layer that protects the speaker from damage. The package comes with a user guide found at the top. It also has a USB cable neatly packed under the speaker. At the back of the speaker, you have the USB and the AUX ports.
Underneath the speakers, there’s a QR code that can be scanned to connect your phones to the speakers. It also features rubber grips on every corner for firm handling of the device.
The speaker itself has vented air tubings in order to provide cooling for the speaker; a new technology in wireless speakers. The Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi speaker can connect directly to cloud-based music sources and Internet radio stations. This Mi Wi-Fi speaker can as well be controlled by applications in your smartphone.
The app can help you gain full control of your music; from creating your own playlist, to subscribing your own favourite channels, you can play, pause or stop music through this same app. It can also adjust the volume and miscellaneous settings.
The Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Speaker sports a 4-speaker layout, and embedded in it are two 2.5-inch sub-woofers for extra bass and two '20-core' tweeters, along with vented bass-duct technology. The speaker is not small and cannot be carried around like the common Bluetooth speakers.
It has a dimension of 90 * 95 * 282 mm and weighs in at 1.622 kg. The Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi speaker is powered by an Amlogic 8726M3 Cortex A9 processor and connects with devices via Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth v4.1. It comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage which can be used to store your favourite songs in case you do not have access to internet.
The Wi-Fi speaker features a USB 2.0 port and an auxiliary 3.5mm audio input jack. It also supports DLNA for devices that are compatible with it. The Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Speaker can help you search for songs from a database of over 20 million tracks, the company says it has partnered with major streaming services and radio stations alike.
The Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi speaker has a voice over system (using the CH button on top), the speaker can be controlled using the panel or can be controlled by the Mi home app. The speaker does not only serve your music needs only but it can also be programmed like an alarm to wake you up. It supports Hi-Fi 24 bit/192kHz audio, and has a frequency range of 60-25kHz. The Mi Wi-Fi speakers lack internal battery and cannot function without being plugged to a power source.
Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Speaker Features and Specifications
- You can listen to up to 20 Million songs from music streaming services.
- It can be controlled using app to quickly search through all music services, subscribe to your favourite channels, create your own playlist, and adjust the volume and other more.
- You can use voice to search for contents by speaking into the voice remote control on top of the speaker by pressing the “CH” button.
- Top-mounted controls for volume, play, pause, skip, and mute.
- 2 x subwoofer and 2 x tweeters for high-resolution audio 24bit/192khz and frequency response of 60-25KHz, 2X10W output.
- 30W power consumption.
- Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP, DLNA/QPlay, USB slot, and 802.11b/g/n/ac dual band Wi-Fi.
- 8GB on-board storage.
- Dimensions: 90 x 95 x 282 mm; Weight: 1622 g.
- User guide and warranty certificate.
Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Speaker Availability and Price Details in China, Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana
The Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi speaker is quoted at a price of 399 Chinese Yuan in China ($57.7), approximately Rs. 4,000 in India, and is set to sell on major outlets in India on Friday, the 25th of November.