I guess that’s the perks of being an official beta tester for Xiaomi products, don’t you think? The Chinese company revealed recently that all beta testers that will be accepted into the program for the Mi AI Speaker will be able to buy the device just by paying 1 Yuon.
That’s basically getting it for free, and the application involves all those who are residents of China. If you’re interested you can apply via the Mi Mall app and then use the password “small love students” to get access to the application. The specific accessory was unveiled along side the Mi 5X model a couple of weeks ago and its design resembles the one the Mi Air Purifier has. It has 6 omnidirectional microphones that are capable of picking up sounds up to 16 meters away and packs 3 high quality speakers.
One of them is a 360° speaker at the base and there are two more on two of the four sides. The Mi AI Speaker is Bluetooth, WiFi and DLNA compatible allowing the user to playback play music, get traffic/weather report, listen to entertaining stories and jokes, work as an alarm etc. Note that it can also be used to remotely control other smart gadgets in the home.
It is expected to cost approximately 299 Yuan (~$44) but we have no idea when it will be available as the beta testing program begins on August 10 and ends on August 16.