Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Speaker Review

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Xiaomi is not just any smartphone company, it is the 5th largest smartphone in the world. The Chinese giant is not only a pioneer in the field of affordable smartphone, but also manufactures other products, which are both affordable and stylish. When the company recently launched the Redmi Note 3, it also introduced its first speaker option- the Mi Bluetooth speaker in India. The Mi Bluetooth speaker has very funky colours to offer and suits people who want to deviate from the usual black and white. Xiaomi offers the speakers in Gold, Blue, Pink, Purple and Red.

The design is simple and uncomplicated, just like most Xiaomi products. It has matte finished aluminium metal body with a shimmery coat and is shaped like a pencil box. Even though the design is minimalistic the speaker looks elegant.  The side of the speaker houses the controls and in and out ports for the speaker.The on and off button, the volume button takes up space on the side of the speaker.

Don’t go by size, this compact speaker packs punch. The sound is loud and clear and is great for house party. Even if you want to blast the music loud, the sound won’t distort. However, it does vibrate a little but that does not affect the sound.  Whether you play high bass music or vocals, it still sounds great. The speaker also has a built in mic, which allows you to make and receive calls effortlessly, when connected to the 4.0 Bluetooth.

The speaker is great for all genres but does have a slight kick back when you are playing rock or pure instrumental. The instruments do get a little distorted, but it is still a great speaker to have around.

The Mi Bluetooth speakers are backed with a 1500mAh battery unit, which according to Xiaomi can play 8 hours of music. You may not get all 8 hours of play but you can definitely get a good 5-6 hours of play. Also, pressing down the Bluetooth button for long will tell you the battery status.  Connectivity is easy, due to which there are fewer Bluetooth connection drops, making the listening process seamless. If you do not use the device for 10 minutes, it disconnects from your phone to save battery. When the Mi Bluetooth Speaker is kept in an empty space, you connect from almost 40 feet away. If there are walls or furniture blocking the speaker the distance narrows down to 30 feet, which is still pretty good.

The speaker is a great buy for the price it is bracketed in. Even though the design is simple and comes with no frills attached. You would have to go and buy yourself an aux cable. The shimmery exterior gives it a great look and doesn’t make it look like a low-priced speaker. For under Rs. 2000, the speaker is a steal.

Picture courtesy – fonearena.com


by techtalks @TechTalks May 31, 2016 1:31 PM UTC

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