Xiaomi's New Smart Speaker (IR Control) With LED Clock Can Control Non-Smart Appliances

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Xiaomi has announced a new sub-5K smart speaker for the Indian market. With Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR Control), you can control non-smart appliances in your home, such as air conditioners and televisions that come with infrared-based remote controls. The new smart speaker also brings an upgraded design flaunting an LED clock and upgraded sound setup.

 

Priced at Rs. 4,999, the Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR Control) will be available on Mi.com, Mi Homes, Flipkart.com and retail stores across the country.

Xiaomi Unveils New Smart Speaker With LED Clock And IR Blaster

The new Xiaomi smart speaker looks very similar to its predecessor but now flaunts an LED clock at the front. The LED light setup supports adaptive brightness and adjusts to the light in the room. This little LED treatment will give the new smart speaker a nifty design upgrade. The new speaker measures 95 * 95 * 14mm and has Play/Pause, Volume up, Volume down and Mute buttons.

The company has also made some significant upgrades to the audio setup. Xiaomi claims that the Smart Speaker (IR Control) offers a perfectly balanced sound field. It has an all-side speaker setup with an innovative cavity design that contributes to the richness and details of the sound from all angles. The smart speaker has a 1.5" full-range speaker unit that should deliver better overall audio performance as compared to its predecessor.

 

For connectivity, the new smart speaker has a built-in Google Assistant and can be linked to another similar smart speaker unit to create a stereo music setup. Furthermore, the smart speaker has a Chromecast built-in so you can cast audio wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.0. The smart speaker has two Mics with far-field voice wake-up support.

The smart speaker is the perfect amalgamation of unique features and the latest technological offerings, making it the smart centre for your home. It is a great package that offers convenience and quality, simultaneously enabling customers to enjoy diverse multimedia options, said Raghu Reddy, Chief Business Officer, Xiaomi India.

Since the smart speaker comes integrated with Google Assistant built-in, you can connect the device to Xiaomi Home App followed by the Google Home app to create a smart home experience. The new Xiaomi smart speaker requires 12V / 1A, DC input to function.

Overall, Xiaomi has brought some noteworthy upgrades to its smart speaker line-up without increasing the cost. If you were planning to buy a new smart speaker, the Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR Control) is worth checking out.

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