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Xiaomi launches the Yeelight speaker, powered by Alexa

Xiaomi joins the smart home speaker game with its latest announcement. The gadget is called Yeelight and is powered by Amazon’s Alexa. The speakers design is similar to the Echo Dot with a blue LED ring and volume control buttons on the top.

Xiaomi launches the Yeelight speaker, powered by Alexa

Specs-wise, the speaker has quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU with 256 MB RAM and 256 MB internal memory. The Yeelight has six microphones that listen in 360 degrees with a 5-meter range.

To reduce the echo, Xiaomi is using Acoustic Echo Cancellation and Beamforming technology. It has 4 GHz/5 GHz dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity, but can also be paired via Bluetooth. The Yeelight voice assistant also has Dual AI system to control other Xiaomi home automation products. Other devices should be supported in the coming weeks.

Launching at the sweet price of CNY199 (about 25 or $30) on January 31, the Yeelight can be purchased on the Xiaomi online store.

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