Xiaomi Mi Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker has been launched in India, and the Chinese electronics giant has already made it available to buy via Mi.com. The announcement was made by Manu Kumar Jain, the Global VP at Xiaomi, through his Twitter handle. It boasts of 5W sound, 20 hours of battery life, and support for voice assistants. The Mi Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker is priced at Rs. 1,399, which is a 30 percent discount from its claimed MRP of Rs. 1,999. There is only one colour option listed on the website and that's black.
Mi Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker is quite light and compact in size, making it easy to carry anywhere and everywhere. It is compatible with both Android and iOS devices, and connects via Bluetooth 5.0. The speaker has a frequency response of 20 to 20KHz. The 2,000mAh battery present in the speaker will give you 20 hours of music playback, according to Xiaomi. There is an AUX port as well as a Micro-USB port for charging and these ports are hidden under a cover. As we mentioned, the Mi Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker is listed on Mi.com for purchase already.
It has an IPX5 water resistance rating which means you don't have to worry about water splashing on it but don't try to jump in the pool with it. The Mi Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker comes with a handy carry string attached to it. There's a power button and a play/pause button on one side of the speaker. You can use any of your favourite voice assistant but you'll need to press a button on the speaker first to activate its listening. It also allows you to answer and end calls, which shows it has a microphone as well. Xiaomi says it is a "high sensitivity and high signal-to-noise ratio microphone.”
The marketing material states that the diaphragm is made from Canadian long fibre pulp vibration film which, along with the damping system, gives “more natural and clear” sound. There is also a passive radiator on the Mi Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker that produces better low-frequency sound effects.