We can now start buying the Global version of the Xiaomi Smart Speaker in Chinese stores that is 100% compatible with Google Assistant.
This new Xiaomi smart speaker has a compact size of only 95 x 95 x 14 mm and a weight of 628 grams. Its design is quite different from the Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker, since it now has a matte black color with abundant perforations. One of the big differences is the LED screen with adjustable brightness that we have on the front and where the time is constantly displayed.
The main novelty of the Xiaomi Smart Speaker is the integration of Google Assistant with which we can control the speaker through voice commands and carry out all kinds of actions, such as checking the weather, Wikipedia or the latest news. We also have a built-in Chromecast, so sending audio from your smartphone or tablet to this speaker is going to be a breeze.
Xiaomi Smart Speaker Specs
The Xiaomi Smart Speaker has inside a speaker with a 1.5-inch diaphragm capable of projecting sound in 360 degrees and two long-range microphones for voice recognition and thus being able to use the Google Assistant. We also have an IR transmitter/receiver with which we can control other devices that include this technology, such as air conditioners or televisions, at a maximum distance of 10 meters.
As expected, since we have an integrated clock, we have the function of using it as an alarm clock with the possibility of changing the melody without problems. We also have the option of pairing two speakers and mounting a stereo system, and to control it we have a touch panel with 4 keys at the top.
To connect the Xiaomi Smart Speaker to the outside world we have Dual Band Wifi aC and Bluetooth 5.0, while for its configuration we have the Xiaomi MI Home APP.
Price and availability
- The Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR Control), in its global version, can be purchased on AliExpress from around $48 with shipping included.